Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Senior Writer-in-Residence (2007)
B.A. York University
M.F.A. Sarah Lawrence College
Jon Papernick is the author of three works of fiction: The Ascent of Eli Israel, Who by Fire, Who by Blood, and There Is No Other (Spring 2010). His fiction has appeared in Confrontation, The Reading Room, Night Train Magazine, Exile Quarterly, Nerve, Zeek, and the anthologies Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge and Scribblers on the Roof.
He is currently reworking his second novel, Sharpy, about a con-man who sells the Brooklyn Bridge to an Iraq war widow.
Office: Ansin 1119C
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 of fiction or nonfiction exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize as well as publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions.