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Author Clarah Rae Grossman

A tale of almosts, masterfully told in reverse, in Clarah Rae Grossman’s new book “Seat of the Soul”

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 26, 2021

When we graduate high school, we assume that part of our life is over. The trials and frustrations of social life alongside the harrowing decision of ‘what the f*ck am I going to do with my life?,’...

Alum Stephanie Kent ‘10 and her husband Logan Smalley wrote the novel The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book, an interactive guide to book recommendations and local book stores across the U.S.

Alum creates interactive phone book for bibliophiles everywhere

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
November 30, 2020

Stephanie Kent ‘10 and her husband, Logan Smalley, share a deep love for books. This mutual interest is what sparked the idea for their newly published interactive novel, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book. “[Smalley...

Alumna Gaby Dunn completed a co-op at The Boston Globe while at Emerson, and reflected on that experience in her new book. Courtesy of Robyn Van Swank.

Journalism alumna Gaby Dunn pens Boston-based graphic novel

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 1, 2019

At only nineteen years old, Gaby Dunn ‘09 spent her nights waiting at hospitals to find out the status of shooting victims or driving to the scene of fires where houses had burned to the ground. As...

While literature is a vital aspect of the major, this number of required courses is excessive for those who gravitate toward the publishing or writing side of the spectrum. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Major Thoughts: there’s more than the ‘L’ in WLP

By Erin Wood
January 23, 2019

I chose Emerson because the writing, literature and publishing major offers a diverse curriculum with a focus on a variety of careers in the literary world. It felt like the perfect major for me—the...

Senior Abbrianna MacGregor, and juniors Alison Michalak, Kamryn Leoncavallo created SHEETS this semester. Photo by Erin Nolan / Beacon Staff

SHEETS magazine pulls back the covers on sex and relationships

By Melanie Curry
October 10, 2018

Juniors Alison Michalak, Kamryn Leoncavallo, and senior Abbrianna MacGregor always discuss their sex and love lives together. So, it's unsurprising the trio started SHEETS Magazine—Emerson’s sex...

Jana Casale 11 published her first novel, The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky. Courtesy of Elena Seibert

Casale ’11 publishes feminist fiction

By Damica Rodriguez
September 27, 2018

Jana Casale ‘11 published her first novel in April, The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky— a story detailing the everyday life of the main character, Leda, who buys a book by Noam Chomsky, the “father...

EDITORIAL: We tried something new this semester. What did you think?

EDITORIAL: We tried something new this semester. What did you think?

By Editorial Board
April 19, 2018

At issue: Our digital-first transition Our take: Thanks for taking this wild ride with us This semester, we brought the Beacon into the 21st century by aiming to update our website daily. Every day we...

Two of Andrew Siañez-De La O’s plays are being workshopped through fellowships on each coast. Photo: Zivah Solomon / Beacon Correspondent

Alum develops plays through coastal fellowships

By Annika Hom
February 15, 2018

Andrew Siañez-De La O ‘17 saw patriotism and Hispanic culture blend while growing up next to an immigration fort. His experiences in El Paso, Texas, inspired two of his plays that are debuting on opposite...

Owen Elphick is the youngest writer to be published in The Hartford Courants Poets Corner. Photo: Cassandra Martinez/ Beacon Staff

Owen Elphick pens way into Poet’s Corner

By Stephanie Shih
February 1, 2018

The largest daily newspaper in Connecticut recently published eight of Owen Elphick’s poems in its monthly Poet’s Corner column, making the sophomore writing, literature, and publishing major the...

Natalie Harper, the vice president of SheCult, is helping lead the charge to publish a magazine.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

SheCult collective plans to publish magazine

By Emily Mason
October 12, 2017

In fall 2016, SheCult was founded to create a network for queer artists. This year, the collective is publishing its first full-length magazine, to be released at the end of the semester. The president...

Students, faculty, and alumni listened to panelists discuss the future of LGBT publishing in the Bill Bordy Theater.
Mariana Apestegui Carazo / Beacon Correspondent

Publishing panel marches “Gayly Forward”

By Kyle Labe
October 4, 2017

Benoit Denizet-Lewis was 21, living in San Francisco, and just figuring out his sexual orientation when he had his first tastes of queer literature at an LGBTQ bookstore. They were Jocks: True Stories...

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