WNBA-NYC | Volunteer Opportunity

Call For New Board Members

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) supports “women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season.” Its NYC chapter recently posted a great way to get involved if you are a member (you can join here for $50 or  $20 if you are a student). Continue reading “WNBA-NYC | Volunteer Opportunity”

The Power of Collaboration: The M.S. in Publishing Program and the Women’s National Book Association

In this article featured on Pace University‘s website, Professor Jane Kinney-Denning discusses the power of collaboration. Professor Denning is the M.S. in Publishing program’s Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach, while also serving as the Women’s Nation Book Association‘s National President since 2016. Holding both positions, she has been able to provide an opportunity for collaboration between the M.S. in Publishing program and the WNBA. Students are encouraged to become WNBA-NYC members and attend WNBA events, in order to network and learn more about the publishing industry.

To read more about Professor Denning and her opinion about the power of collaboration, click here.

Event | WNBA-NYC Reading Group

Lisa See | The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

When: July 14, 2018 @ 11am–1pm
Where: Marlton Hotel, 5 W 8th St, New York, NY, 10011
Cost: Free for Members (Membership for students is $20/year)

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) supports “women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season.” If you are a student, you can become a WNBA member for $20, which consists of women and men who want to serve the book community by promoting literacy. This is a great way to network with fellow book lovers and learn what is going on in the book industry. Continue reading “Event | WNBA-NYC Reading Group”

Around Town | May 8 – 14

Writers & Artists Respond: Dorothea Lasky

When: May 10, 2018 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Cost: Free (with museum admission)

The Jewish Museum is hosting a reading with poet Dorothea Lasky, followed by a discussion with Associate Curator Kelly Taxter. Lasky earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and has published three poetry collections: AWE (2007), Black Life (2010), and Thunderbird (2012). She has also had several chapbooks and poems published throughout various journals and magazines, such as the New YorkerParis Review, and American Poetry Review.

The poetry reading will be in conjunction with an exhibition of new paintings by artist Eliza Douglas. Douglas creates paintings “that teeter between realism and abstraction, balletic grace and slapstick humor.” The new works created for the Jewish Museum lobby, Shadow and Light, and Blood and Bones are part of a series Douglas began in 2016. They are titled with lines from the poems of Dorothea Lasky.

For more information about this event and to RSVP, click here. Continue reading “Around Town | May 8 – 14”

My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media

Image courtesy of Susan Knopf and Scout Books & Media.

In Fall 2017, I began frantically looking for an internship when I realized I could graduate a semester early. When I first heard about the internship opportunity at Scout Books & Media from Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, I had no idea what book packagers were or what they did. But after some research, a great phone interview, and a lovely meeting, I was happy to be hired because it has been a great opportunity to explore all aspects of the publishing industry. Plus, a 16 hours/week internship at Scout Books & Media works well with my 20 hours/week graduate assistantship at Pace University. Continue reading “My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media”