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: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Assistant Editor Position” as the subject line. Include your name, contact information, and WNBA chapter.
The Treasurer works with the President, Membership Chair, and Programs VPs to create and maintain the annual budget. The treasurer also handles receipts, reimbursements, payments, and other chapter finances. The new Treasurer will start at the end of May 2017, and will receive full training from our current Treasurer, Andrea Baron.
The most successful applicants will be organized, detailed, and comfortable keeping a budget.
Chair of Publisher Outreach
The Chair of Publisher Outreach is a new position created to promote successful collaboration between the WNBA-NYC and local publishers. The chairperson will be responsible for maintaining relationships with publishers in order to give our chapter increased visibility in the industry, ties to local authors, and potential partnerships for events, donations, and other opportunities. This position is open to start immediately.
The most successful applicants will have some experience in the NYC publishing industry, though this is not required. Applicants should excel at communication and organization.
Anyone interested in being considered for one of these board positions, please email Hannah Bennett at email@example.com with a brief explanation of your interest in the position and a current resume.
The panel will be held on April 18th at 6:00 PM in the Random House Auditorium (1745 Broadway). Admission price is $10 for members and $5 for students. To register for the event, please click on this link.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House 58 W 10th St New York, NY 10003
Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association Moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman.
• Gayle Forman, am award-winning journalist and author whose many bestselling young adult novels include the New York Times bestsellers I was Here, Just One Day, and If I Stay, which was turned into a major motion picture. Most recently she has written her first adult novel, Leave Me.
• Molly Jong-Fast, the author of three book, the most recent of which is The Social Climber’s Handbook and has contributed to the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and many other newspapers and magazines.
• Betsy Lerner, an agent with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, and the author of The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice for Writers, Food and Loathing, and The Bridge Ladies.
• Nadja Spiegelman, the author of I’m Supposed to Protect you from All This, and co-editor of Resist!, a tabloid newspaper of political comics and graphics by mostly female artists.
If you would like to attend this event, please complete registration.
Saturday,April 1 – Sunday, April 2 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Metropolitan West 639 W 46th St between 11th and 12th Avenues New York, NY 10036
The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.
Admission is $5 per day. Tickets are sold at the door. Children under 10 are free.
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.
Christina Ricci stars as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in this period drama series for Amazon, and depicts Zelda’s ascent from southern belle to her status as an icon of the 1920s and wife of famed author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Take a look at the trailer for the series.
The pilot for the series is available to view for Amazon Prime subscribers.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to: ZRSVP@swisherproductions.com. Please note space is limited, and your RSVP must be confirmed for a seat.
Join the Women’s National Book Association-NYC for a $20 annual fee for students; $50 for regular membership.
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.