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.
Holly Van Leuven ’12, who is working on the first-ever biography of Wizard of Oz Scarecrow actor Ray Bolger, will receive the Hazel Rowley Prize for Best Proposal for a First Biography by the Biographers International Organization on May 17.
Crème de Liqueur, an alcohol-infused ice cream, is the business venture by Elizabeth Nash '14 that won the annual Emerson Entrepreneurship Experience (E3) Exposition on April 19.
The 2014 Spirit of Emerson Awards were given April 22 to two groups who exemplified the College spirit.
Associate Professor Megan Marshall was named a Cullman Center Fellow on April 22—just days after winning a Pulitzer Prize.
Associate Professor in Writing Literature and Publishing David Emblidge’s essay about the Boston Marathon bombings was featured in the Opinion section on boston.com.
48 Review, the first literary journal published by Emerson’s Graduate Students for Publishing, has been released after the participating students conducted an experiment in “speed publishing.”
Denise Duhamel ’84 has won a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award in the poetry category.
Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis's 2011 New York Times Magazine article, “My Ex-Gay Friend,” is becoming a movie starring James Franco. Gus van Sant, director of Good Will Hunting and Milk, is producing the film.
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.