I’m extremely proud to share the news that I have been chosen as one of the panelists for the upcoming poetry event curated by the Women’s National Book Association(WNBA) – DC Chapter for the National Poetry Month, April 2021. The event will be taking place on April 20, 2021, at 7 pm EST. Extremely thankful to the Founder of the Poetry Matters Project, Lucinda Clark, and WNBA DC Member NC Weil for creating and managing this event.
It’s my honor and privilege to share the space with Alora Young, 2020 youth poet laureate of Nashville, and Sophia Falco, a recent UC Santa Cruz graduate who believes poetry has the immense potential to create a change of heart regarding the perception of those who struggle with bipolar disorder—herself included.
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) is a nonprofit professional association of women and men who work with and value books. The organization was founded in 1917. The Washington, DC, chapter was established in 1978. WNBA, whose purposes are both educational and charitable, promotes reading and literacy and supports the role of women in the community of the book. A volunteer board of directors manages chapter business and coordinates chapter activities.
The Women’s National Book Association is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of the book. You can learn more about the WNBA here.
Many dignitaries have been the recipient and event attendees of the WNBA namely Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady; author, Hon. Patricia Schroeder, Former Congresswoman, President and CEO, Assn. of American Publishers, Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, Hillary Clinton, and many more.
History of WNBA
In New York City on October 29, 1917, two days after the large women’s suffrage march on Fifth Avenue, a group of female booksellers met for the first time. Excluded from joining the all-male bookseller’s organizations and spurred by the fight for women’s right to vote, they banded together to fight for equality for women. The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) was formed.
I’m looking forward to a wonderful evening with the brilliant young poets of the literary community. More details coming soon!!
You can register for the event here.