WNBA Event: The Power of Poetry in a Complex World


The Women’s National Book Association is hosting a reading event, “The Power of Poetry in a Complex World.” It will be held Wednesday, November 9th at 6:00 PM at One Pace Plaza. This is a great opportunity for publishing students to support poets and be involved with the messages these scholars and artists are sharing. There is no admission fee.


The Women Writing about the Environment Event

Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change Event


On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the WNBA-NYC chapter partnered with Pace University’s Dyson College to present the panel titled “Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change.” Andrew RevkinSenior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, moderated the panel that consisted of five strong-voiced women who each spoke about their environmental passions and the ways in which their art explains these passions to the world. The panel featured Marina Zurkow, Eve Andree Laramee, Amy King, Melanie Dupuis, and Irene O’Garden, all artists and writers with the strong wills of scientists. The science world needs more women like these five to speak fervently about environmental crises, and certainly there are. As Andrew Revkin joked, many have claimed the lack of women in science issue as a “Manthropocene,” cleverly playing off the word of “anthropocene,” the time period that began when human activities began to hugely impact the global environment. With women like those who spoke at this panel, we can rest assured that a “Manthropocene” is farther off.

The first half of the night consisted of each artist showcasing their favorite works and what these works meant to them. Marina ZurkowProfessor in the Interactive Technology Program (ITP) at NYU, led the panel with a taste of her own visual work. Through simple yet beautiful animations, Marina invites viewers to watch their own environmental impacts unfold.

To continue reading and to learn more about what happened at the event click here.

Women’s National Book Association Event: Celebrate National Reading Group Month

A Great Book Event!

Pace MS in Publishing students are invited to attend the NYC-Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association http://wnba-nyc.org/ National Reading Group Month http://www.nationalreadinggroupmonth.org/ event which will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman (right around the corner from the publishing offices)

Student memberships are only $20.00 (register here: http://wnba-nyc.org/membership-2-2/ ).

Being a member of the WNBA is great way to get involved in the larger publishing community, to network and to volunteer.  We hope to see many of you at this or one of our upcoming events.


Volunteers Needed for the Brooklyn Book Festival (Sunday, Sept. 20)

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Hello Students,

The Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter will once again be exhibiting at the annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 20, and they need your help!

They are looking for members to volunteer at the WNBA-NYC booth (#149) for 2-hour shifts between 10am and 6pm.

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be held on Sunday, September 20, 10am-6pm, at the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralem St., Brooklyn NY. For more information and a schedule of festival events, see their website at brooklynbookfestival.org .

Brooklyn Book Festival

Volunteers will get a chance to meet new people, promote the organization, and spend time with other WNBA members at one of the most fantastic book events in New York City! Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather, various book events, and great company!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Alaina Waagner at awaagner@gmail.com. Let her know what timeframes that are best for you, and she will contact you directly this week.

WNBA Event: Women Executives in Publishing

Join us next month for our exciting new panel:
Women Executives in Publishing
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00-7:30PM 
The Café Auditorium at Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway (2nd Floor), NYC

Join us for a panel of female publishing executives who will speak about their career paths, the challenges they’ve faced, and the advice they would offer to publishing and media professionals. You’ll hear tips on developing business and management skills while navigating a creative field; career planning and strategy; negotiation and self-branding; and more. 

Panelists  include:

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Register Here with AAP’s Young to Publishing Group. 

For updates on WNBA-NYC programs, blog and more, visit wnba-nyc.org.






Click the link above to read more about two volunteer positions at the WNBA: Blog/Newsletter editor and Treasurer (opening in June 2015).

These positions are available to members of the WNBA only– now is a great time to join up! Be sure to check out the registration page.

If you have any questions concerning these openings or the WNBA in general, contact Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu

Query Roulette Volunteer Opportunity


On March 3rd, the WNBA is going to be holding their Query Roulette event, and they’re looking for volunteers to help with the following activities:

  • Helping with set-up
  • Checking in participants
  • Appointment “timekeeping” (letting participants know how much time they’ve left before switching to their next 10-minute appointment)
  • Overall helping with any questions, information, hosting.

The Query Roulette is going to be a great night–nearly 30 writers have registered to seek one-on-one advice from 10 literary agents.  We’re looking for a few member volunteers before and during the event. Would you like to help? This fundraiser is an ideal way to meet other members and get involved with the association.

This event will take place at the Association of American Publishers office (71 Fifth Ave @ 15th St.) from 6:30-8:45pm. Volunteers are needed between 5:45pm and 8:30pm. If you are interested for some or all of the time needed, please email me at membership@wnba-nyc.org (Subject: QR Volunteer Help).  Let me know what time you’d be available.

WNBA’s New NGO Youth Rep Caitlin Morrow

The WNBA-NYC chapter is happy to announce the appointment of our new NGO Youth Representative at the United Nations Department of Public Information for 2014-2015, Pace MS in Publishing Student, Caitlin Estelle Morrow. Please join us in welcoming her. Caitlyn will be joining fellow classmate, Dena Mekawi who has been serving as a NGO Youth Representative at the United Nations Department of Public Information since the fall of 2013.

CaitlinI am so excited to have been given the opportunity to represent the WNBA on the world stage. I double majored in International Studies and English Literature in college and I never thought I would have the chance to use both degrees simultaneously…until now. I was an active member of Model United Nations and having access to the real UN is surreal. Through my briefings at the UN, I hope to increase my awareness of major global issues and effectively communicate these concerns back to the WNBA members.” 

Caitlin Morrow recently graduated magna cum laude from Elmira College, receiving BA degrees in International Studies and English Literature. She is currently a graduate student at Pace University pursuing an M.S. in Publishing degree. Upon acceptance into the program, she received two merit based scholarships: the Graduate President’s Scholarship and American Media Inc. Scholarship.

She has extensive experience with Amnesty International, serving as treasurer of her college’s club. An active member of her college’s Model United Nations club, she participated in several conferences along the East Coast and Montreal. She also served as club secretary as a sophomore. During her junior year, Caitlin was selected to study abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. Here she was able to immerse herself in the Japanese culture, living with a host family and traveling on the weekends. On her trip to South Africa, she assisted a community garden in planting sustainable food for local families. She has also traveled to India, where she visited a boys’ orphanage to play and interact with the children.

Caitlin has been a summer intern for the Independent Publishers of New England, helping them increase membership by 20%, while performing editorial and marketing tasks for three publishing companies. She currently lives in Brooklyn.