Our teachers are graduate students in Emerson's MFA/MA program in Writing and Publishing, and have been trained to teach college-level writing in the award-winning First-Year Writing Program.

Below are the teachers for 2016-17:

Sally Burnette. Second year with EmersonWRITES. Third-year MFA candidate in Creative Writing, concentrating in poetry, at Emerson. Instructor in the First Year Writing Program. Assistant poetry editor for Redivider. Originally from North Carolina. Recent work out in theEEEL, decomP, Queen Mob's Teahouse and others. Interested in found poetry, satire, hybrid genres, flash fiction, queer lit., formal experimentation.

Alex Ebel is a second year MFA candidate in Nonfiction writing at Emerson College. Originally from Texas, he has also lived In Oakland, California and New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a reader for Ploughshares. His literary interests vary from narrative journalism to personal essays and humor writing. His work had previously been published in places like The Rumpus, Hobart, Hello Mr, and Punchnel’s, among others.  

Lindsay Haber is an MFA candidate in Fiction at Emerson College, where she also teaches Introduction to College Writing and Research Writing. She is currently writing her second YA novel and working towards publishing her first. Her stories have appeared in FiveontheFifth Magazine and Print Oriented Bastards. In addition, she is an animal lover, outdoor enthusiast, and 90’s grunge appreciator. 

Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Oscar Mancinas moved to Maine for college when he was 18 and still too young to known any better. He is entering his second year at Emerson, pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing with a fiction concentration. Writing and literature have been big parts of his life ever since he learned how to read. Within the last six years, he has gained a deep appreciation for writers (and readers) who operate successfully in more than one language, across several borders.

Anthony Martinez is a second-year MFA student studying Fiction. He has written about food, jazz, film, and the effects of technology on cognition. He is a reader for Ploughshares literary magazine. His focus is in voice-driven fiction, the oral roots of storytelling, and lyrical phrasing. He is deeply concerned with elements of fiction that keep readers alert, entertained, and moved passionately to reflection.

Breauna L. Roach is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Emerson College and a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association’s Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in the Detroit Institute of Art, Little Patuxent Review, and various other publications. She seeks to communicate across time and cultural barriers in her poems, and often focuses on the blending of the personal with the universal. Breauna is a native of Detroit and has received fellowships from Cave Canem and Callaloo. She is a practicing yogini and has a tortoise named Sinbad. She will gladly show you pictures of him eating veggies upon request.

Angela Siew is a third-year MFA candidate in Poetry at Emerson College and a recent recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize. She is originally from Princeton, NJ and has worked as an English instructor in Chile and Italy. Angela is a water-lover — her work highlights this, her travel and, occasionally, sliced fruit.

Cassie Title is a third-year MFA candidate in Fiction Writing at Emerson College, where she teaches in the First-Year Writing Program and works as a writing consultant in the Writing and Academic Resource Center. She's written for Interview magazine, recapped a TV show about vampires for an MTV blog, served in AmeriCorps at a non-profit that basically made her into a professional kickball player, and perfected the art of crafting cappuccino foam as a barista. When she's not writing about herself in the third person, she attempts to intelligently analyze un-intelligent television shows, spend hours at bookstores, catch as much live music as possible, and search for the best latte/ice cream/noodle dish in all the land.