Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Claudia Ward-de Leon
Claudia Ward-de León writes fiction and non-fiction. Her stories have appeared in Birdsthumb, Postcard Shorts, Rumble Magazine and the anthologies Flash Fiction Funny (Blue Light Press) and Microchondria (Harvard Book Store Press). She is a Wheaton-Emerson Facutly Fellow serving as a visiting assistant professor in English at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. She is interested in writing as civic engagement, Native American literature, and Spanish to English translation.
Office: Ansin 10th Fl.
Current CoursesIntroduction to College Writing (WR101)
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.