UP Week 2020 Events and Videos


“#RaiseUP: How University Presses Work for Overlooked Authors & Ideas,” part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends program  in early October, featured staff and authors from the university press community, discussing how they strive to bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe. Panelists included:

  • Fred Nachbaur, director, Fordham University Press
  • Pamela Lewis, Teaching While Black: A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City, Fordham University Press
  • Ilene Kalish, executive editor, NYU Press
  • Jane Ward, The Tragedy of Heterosexuality, NYU Press
  • Eric Schwartz, editorial director, Columbia University Press
  • Lance M. Freeman, A Haven and a Hell: The Ghetto in Black America, Columbia University Press
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The University of Illinois Press Fall Publishing Symposium  will be held virtually on November 12, coinciding with UP Week 2020 and offering insights to assist new authors as they work to Raise UP their ideas and voices. University of Illinois at Chicago faculty members will discuss “Getting It Written,” and editors from the University of Illinois Press, MIT Press, and the University of North Carolina Press will talk about “Getting It Published.”