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.
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.
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.
Students and maintenance workers are literally driving home their experiences with immigration in a creative new project, which involves wrapping a van in text, in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department.
Emerson’s Ethics Circle, which on sabbatical, has announced it will resume in the Fall 2014 semester with a major new lecture series, to be held over the next three years, featuring key ethics thinkers from leading universities.
Assistant Professor in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, Benoit Denizet-Lewis' article is New York Times Magazine cover story.
John Skoyles, associate chair of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, has a poem in the March 31 issue of the New Yorker.
Social media, movies, and TV are shaping our views on race and identity perhaps now more than ever before, said a panel of experts in a discussion at Emerson sponsored by the National Communication Association on March 20.
Bill Knott, an influential American poet who spent more than 25 years teaching at Emerson College, died March 12.
Creative Writing MFA Stephen Shane (2015) and his colleague David Knight created a short documentary on Boston busing called Desegregated, Yet Unequal, and it was recently named an Editors' Pick by The Atlantic.
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.