Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Associate Professor (2000)
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.F.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Professor Whynott teaches nonfiction writing and literature. His book about a maple syrup trader and producer, The Sugar Season—A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest, will be published in 2014. His other books are Following the Bloom—Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers, Giant Bluefin, A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time—Joel White's Last Boat, and A Country Practice. In 2013 he was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor in the U.S. Studies Program at the National University of Colombia in Bogota. He has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Outside, Smithsonian, Discover, the Massachusetts Review and Writer's Chronicle.
Office: Ansin 1203
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.