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I am thrilled to be the Public Relations intern for the Boston Chapter of the Women's National Book Association. As a budding literature scholar, I am extremely grateful to be able to take part in Boston's rich literary scene through WNBA.
I completed my undergraduate education at University of Massachusetts Boston, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English and Honors in Creative Writing last spring (2012). While completing my B.A., I realized two things: (1) that I wanted to continue my study of American literature and (2) that UMass Boston was, no doubt, the best place for me to do so, specifically because of the brilliant faculty there. Thus, I am currently a graduate student and teaching assistant at UMass Boston, pursuing an M.A. in English Literature. I plan to graduate with my Master's degree next spring (2014) and continue on for a PhD in the same subject. My interests include American literature, primarily modernist and postmodernist fiction, and literary theory. I am particularly interested in the work of William Faulkner. I also tutor for UMass Boston's Freshman Writing Program and am the Treasurer of both the UMass Boston chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society and the English M.A. Advisory Board.
Since 1954, the Boston Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association has brought together women and men in the world of books. Avid readers have met their favorite authors, aspiring novelists have found agents, job seekers have obtained leads, and lifetime friendships have been formed.
Our mission is to initiate meaningful connections among the New England book community (publishing professionals, reading groups, writers and academics, and anyone else who loves books) by providing a range of forums for interaction, including events that educate, entertain, and inspire.
We also aim to promote equality in the world of arts and letters by helping mentor young women interested in writing and publishing and by raising awareness of the professional challenges still extant for women striving to enter the business of books.
Daphne Kalotay and Dawn Rennert
Boston Chapter Co-Presidents