Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of a collection of stories and six novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture and most recently The House on Fortune Street, which won the L.L.Winship/PEN New England Award.
She has taught in numerous writing programs including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Boston University, and the Warren Wilson MFA program, and has received grants from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Office: Ansin 1118B
Current CoursesSpec Top in Fiction Workshop (WR608)
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.