March is Women’s National History Month, and there’s no better time than now to commemorate the literary work and accomplishments of published female authors. The Women’s National Book Association is celebrating its centennial this year, and this is a signature program of the celebration.
Each day, a book will be sent to the president. Each book is written influential woman with powerful and timely themes. The list is also being sent to members of Congress and government officials. The first book of the month is Catherine Drinker Bowen‘s Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention.
To make the occasion more memorable, each book will include a bookmark designed specifically for this program.
This initiative aims to enlighten and inspire mutual feelings of “equality, diversity, and justice,” as explained in a letter to the President by Pace MS in Publishing Professor and WNBA National President Jane Kinney Denning.
Click this link to check out what other events are planned for the WNBA’s Centennial Year.
The Women’s National Book Association released their annual winter holiday newsletter this week.
The newsletter leads with an open letter from Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, who is the current National President of the WNBA. It also includes great features, such as holiday gift ideas and an interview with Deirdre Bair, author of AL CAPONE: HIS LIFE, LEGACY, AND LEGEND.
Students interested in networking opportunities, industry updates, and events hosted by the WNBA should check-out their local chapter’s membership page and see if a discounted student membership is a good fit. With all the industry connections and worthwhile functions, the WNBA is a good publishing resource to students who take advantage of all they have to offer.
The Women’s National Book Association worked together with Pace University to arrange and present “The Power of Poetry in a Complex World” on November 9th of this year.
Contemporary female poets Camille Rankine, Deborah Poe, Ellease Ebele Oseye, Mellissa Studdard, and moderator Amy King read their poems and shared insight to the meaning of their work in the current tumultuous social and political climates.
MS in Pace Publishing Program Alumni and current WNBA-NYC Chapter President Hannah Bennett attended the reading and wrote a lovely reflection of the event on the WNBA website.
Women’s National Book Association United Nations (UN) Department of Public Information (DPI) Non-governmental Organization (NGO) Youth Outreach
To support an increase in youth participation at the United Nations (UN), the DPI/NGO Relations Section now offers several new opportunities for young people to get involved. Beginning Fall 2011, two youth representatives (18 to 32 years old) have been added to each official NGO-accredited representation. They can attend weekly NGO Briefings and Communications Workshops, partake in the UN DPI/NGO Annual Conference, and other meetings, briefings, and conferences.
For more information, visit http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations.
The Women’s National Book Association is looking to Pace University’s MS in Publishing program to fill one of these positions commencing January 2017 through December 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in learning more about NGOs to gain experience at the UN, as well as a wonderful resume building opportunity.
The designated Youth Representative will be under the supervision of the UN DPI/NGO main representative (Jill A.Tardiff). This position requires a commitment to the motivations of the Association and the UN, as well as excellent organizational skills, self-motivation, and the ability to work well with minimum direct supervision. The main representative and/or NY-based alternate representative will meet with the intern in person intermittently, and will be available by phone and e-mail. Attendance at monthly WNBA-NYC board meetings is highly recommended. The Youth Representative will receive a membership in the Association (for the duration of the assignment) complete with all related benefits.
Duration: January 1 thru December 31, 2017 (pending approval, DPI/NGO 2016 Annual Review)
- Work with the UN DPI/NGO Main Representative and two Alternates on achieving the Association’s mandate “… to support and respect the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and to disseminate information and news about the U.N. in our capacity (advocacy) as a non-consultative non-governmental organization (NGO)” and to actively plan and participate in UN and UN agency (namely US Fund for UNICEF) programmes and activities.
- Attend at least one weekly briefing (Thursdays, 10A-12P) per month, provide report.
- Attend the DPI/NGO Orientation Programme and/or Communications Workshop, provide report.
- Attend the annual DPI/NGO Conference (usually held in September) when said event is held at the UN HQ.
- Write one article per calendar year (topic TBD) for The Bookwoman, national publication of the Women’s National Book Association.
- Write one article (every other issue) for The New York Bookwoman, WNBA-NYC chapter publication.
- Contribute to the annual WNBA DPI/NGO report (June).
- Contribute to the UN DPI/NGO Youth Blog.
- Other duties to be determined.
Application deadline: Letter of intention with writing sample (non-fiction, 350-500 words) to be sent on/before November 18, 2016.
Contact: Please send your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.