Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Dan Weaver has been the editor in chief of Nation Books in New York City, Faber & Faber, Inc. in Boston, senior editor at Viking Penguin and McGraw-Hill in New York City, run several book clubs, and taught at Hofstra University.
He has edited and published Gore Vidal, Vincent Bugliosi, Arthur Danto, John Sayles, Phyllis Chesler, Garry Marshall, Julian Barnes, Carolyn See, Norman Lewis, Richard Powers, Fannie Flagg, T.Coraghessan Boyle, Roy Blount, Jr., Peter DeVries, Alan Lelchuk, and Jonathan Schell, among others.
Office: Ansin 1201
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.