Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News

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    Alcohol-infused ice cream wins E3 Expo

    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.

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    1st Spirit of Emerson Awards presented

    The 2014 Spirit of Emerson Awards were given April 22 to two groups who exemplified the College spirit.

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    Marshall named Cullman Fellow after Pulitzer win

    Associate Professor Megan Marshall was named a Cullman Center Fellow on April 22—just days after winning a Pulitzer Prize.

  • Emblidge essay on boston.com

    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.

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    Magazine 'speed published' in 48 hours

    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.”

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    Duhamel '84 wins Guggenheim Award

    Denise Duhamel ’84 has won a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award in the poetry category.

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    Denizet-Lewis' article becoming film

    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. 

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    Megan Marshall wins Pulitzer Prize

    Associate Professor Megan Marshall has won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her biography Margaret Fuller. Evan Allen '11 was also on the Boston Globe team that won a Pulitzer for the Boston Marathon bombings coverage.

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Steve YarbroughProfessor 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.

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Jennifer CrystalCurrent 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.

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Thomas McBeeWLP 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."

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Ladette RandolphLadette Randolph's new memoir Leaving the Pink House was featured on Oprah.com as a suggested memoir. Randolph teaches in WLP and is Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares literary magazine.

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Greg NicholsGreg 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.

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Marko TameraLecturer 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.

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Megan MarshallRecent 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).

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Megan MarshallWLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.

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Michelle Bailat JonesMichelle 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.

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