Join Caroline Richmond and Chelsea Villareal from We Need Diverse Books for an overview of the non-profit, its Internship Grant Program, and how MIPA members can partner with WNDB to help diversify and retain talent in the publishing industry.

After the overview presentation, WNDB will introduce a community panel to cover “Keeping the Talent.” Panelists will discuss and reflect on their own experiences within publishing and how MIPA members can facilitate stronger retention within their houses.

About the panelists:

Stephanie Cohen-Perez is an editor, writer, and reviewer based in New York City. Having grown up in a multicultural and diverse background, Stephanie hopes to support underrepresented and marginalized voices in all genres of literature. She enjoys YA stories about ghosts and goblins and outer space the most, and dabbles in illustration for young readers. Stephanie lives and travels with her well-read dog, Teddy.

Talisa Ramos is a born and raised New Yorker/Nuyorican. A graduate of Barnard College, she earned her degree in American Studies & currently works on the Sales team at Penguin Random House. She is passionate about all facets of literacy, storytelling, literature, and public speaking. A proud Brooklynite, she lives in Brooklyn with her precocious dog Jax, where she can be found binge reading or binge watching compelling stories of all genres.

Join us on Zoom May 10!