Usually awarded to one person a year, the WNBA decided to present the award to two people this year in honor of their centennial. Hayden was awarded for her involvement in the business of books and Erdrich for her involvement in the creation of them.
Jane Kinney-Denning, WNBA National President, said, “These two women, via their work, have made significant cultural and societal contributions [that] are deserving of this prestigious award.”
Hayden and Erdrich will be honored at the WNBA’s centennial celebration on October 28 in New York.
If you’re a recent graduate or alumni looking to enhance your resume and to give back to the literary community, this may be the opportunity for you!
Members in good standing are invited to apply to join the editorial team of The Bookwoman, the official publication of one of the oldest and most prestigious book organizations in the United States.
These voluntary Assistant Editor positions are a great opportunity to enhance your online publishing experience and boost your résumé.
Responsibilities include creating content, liaising with chapter correspondents, and compiling, editing, and formatting the online publication in Constant Contact. (Experience is great, but training will be given to successful applicants.)
Email Nicole Ayers at: email@example.com, with “Assistant Editor Position” as the subject line. Include your name, contact information, and WNBA chapter.
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.
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.