Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Lisa Diercks has taught book design and production, magazine design and production, and design software courses at Emerson since 1996. She also acts as design advisor for the department's student publications.
Ms. Diercks is a publishing industry veteran and continues to be active in her field, working primarily in book design. She began her career at Houghton Mifflin/Trade and later established her own design studio. Her publishing clients have included The Atlantic Monthly; Beacon Press; Boston Review magazine; Candlewick Press; Carnegie Museum of Art; Charlesbridge; Da Capo; HarperCollins; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Little, Brown; the Museum of Fine Arts; and Ten Speed Press. Both she and her students have received multiple awards for design work.
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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 of fiction or nonfiction exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize as well as publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions.