February 06, 2013
BOA Staff Featured in 'Rochester Woman Magazine'
BOA’s own Melissa Hall (Development Director/Office Manager) and Jenna Fisher (Associate Director for Marketing and Production) are featured in the January 2013 issue of Rochester Woman Magazine. Recognized for their work in supporting BOA’s mission of “fostering readership and appreciation of contemporary literature,” the two staff members hold a spot in the magazine’s “Rochester Women (RW) Inspire” section.
The article notes Hall and Fisher’s behind-the-scenes dedication to BOA’s mission, and while it details each of their roles and contributions to the organization, it also provides a glimpse into the collaborative work that is essential for book publishing. Hall and Fisher emphasize the importance of BOA authors’ voices, as well as “getting the words out” into the world. The two reflect on the rewards of independent publishing, recalling the publication of literary landmarks such as the recent The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010, and the great environment that working in a non-profit organization can bring. Both agree that working in a place such as BOA gives them a greater “sense of purpose.”
Published 10 times per year, Rochester Woman Magazine provides “thought provoking and entertaining features” by and about women in the Western New York region “who make this community great.”