Profile

Along with two memoirs, Jerald Walker is the author of How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, a 2020 nonfiction Finalist for the National Book Award. His work has appeared in publications such as the Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, and Mother Jones, and it has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays series.

He is a Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literature at Emerson College.

Liza Nash Taylor

Visiting Alumnx Fiction Writer, Winter 2022

Clifford Thompson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF][hybrid]

Anna Badkhen

Visiting Writer, MFA in Writing

Ada Limón

Visiting Poet, Summer 2017

Jerald Walker

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2021

Laura Warrell

Faculty, Novel Retreat; Visiting Alumnx Fiction Writer, Winter 2023