Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty

Douglas Whynott

Associate Professor (2000)

B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.F.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
http://www.douglaswhynott.com


Douglas Whynott

Douglas Whynott teaches narrative nonfiction writing, memoir, travel writing, and literary journalism. His recent book, The Sugar Season, about the maple syrup industry, won the 2014 GreenBook Festival Award for writing about the changing environment. He is the author of Following the Bloom, a profile of a migratory beekeeper and the commercial beekeeping industry; Giant Bluefin, an account of the bluefin tuna fishery on Cape Cod; A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time, a story of wooden boats and a boatyard in Maine owned by the acclaimed boat designer Joel White; and A Country Practice, a story about a mixed animal practice veterinary clinic in a small New Hampshire town. In 2013 he was a Fulbright Scholar in the U.S. Studies Center at Universidad Nacional in Bogota, Colombia, where he taught nonfiction writing as practiced in the United States. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, and Columbia University. He has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Outside, Smithsonian, Discover, Yankee, the Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, Writer's Chronicle and other publications.

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Giant Bluefin Cover A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time Cover Following the Bloom Cover  A Country Practice: Scenes from a Veterinary Life Cover Sugar Season

Contact

Office: Ansin 1203

Phone: 8948

E-Mail: Douglas_Whynott@emerson.edu


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