Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News
The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.
Asako Serizawa, MFA ’01, was recently interviewed by Antioch Review about her story, “The Visitor,” which won the O. Henry Prize Award last year.
A Moveable Famine, a coming-of-age autobiographical novel by Professor John Skoyles of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, traces his early days as a writer and artist who rubbed elbows with literary icons.
John Skoyles, WLP associate chair and professor, has received positive reviews for A Moveable Famine, an autobiographical novel.
A collection of digital short stories released by Emerson-based Ploughshares was recently designated as one of the best of the year to be sold on Amazon.com.
A poem by faculty member Peter Shippy was made into an animated spoken word video with more than 111,000 hits on Vimeo.
The memoir Love & Fury by Richard Hoffman, senior writer-in-residence at Emerson, has received positive reviews in the Boston Globe and Concord Monitor.
Associate Professor Megan Marshall, who recently won a Pulitzer Prize for authoring Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, has been nominated for a PEN Literary Award.
Faculty member Jason Roush '97, whose Evolution of Queer Theory course was recently voted #4 best LGBT course in the U.S., reflects on Boston Pride Week.
Professor Steve Yarbrough has been elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and, in addition, will receive the 2015 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction this spring from the same organization.
Current MFA Jennifer Crystal recently signed a book deal with Belfort & Bastion for her memoir Et Voilà: One Traveler's Journey from Foreigner to Francophile. The publisher has a target launch date of Jan. 1.
WLP alum and writer Thomas Page McBee's memoir Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man was named on Publisher's Weekly's "Best Books of 2014."
Greg Nichols (MFA '11) released his first book, Striking Gridiron, A Town's Pride and a Team's Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History. The book was named a Junior Library Guild Fall 2014 Selection.
Lecturer Tamera Marko's writing collective with Emerson maintenance workers from Latin America and undergraduates presented a bilingual presentation: "Proyecto Carrito II: When the Student Receives an 'A' and the Worker Gets Fired: Driving our Own Narrative" at the Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.
Recent MA in Publishing & Writing alumni collaborated to launch a new literary genre journal called Strangelet. Alumni include Executive Editor Casey Brown (MA ’13), Managing Editor Leah Thompson (MA ’12), Production Editor Franco Alvarado (MA ’13), and Creative Director Chandra Asar (MA ’12).
WLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.
Michelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05) won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book.