Voice of Witness (VOW) advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by injustice.
Our work is driven by the transformative power of the story, and by a strong belief that an understanding of crucial issues is incomplete without deep listening and learning from people who have experienced injustice firsthand.
Through our oral history book series and education program, we amplify the voices of people impacted by injustice, teach ethics-driven storytelling, and partner with human rights advocates to:
build agency within marginalized communities,
raise awareness and foster thoughtful, empathy-based critical inquiry and understanding of the crises they face,
and inform long-term efforts to protect and advance human rights.
Voice of Witness was cofounded by author Dave Eggers, writer & educator Mimi Lok, and physician Lola Vollen. Eggers originated the VOW book series with Vollen in 2005. In 2008, Lok transitioned Voice of Witness to a 501(c)(3) organization and established its education program.
For over ten years, VOW has illuminated human rights crises in the U.S. and globally. Our oral history book series has amplified hundreds of seldom-heard voices, including those of wrongfully convicted Americans, undocumented immigrants, and people in Burma, Zimbabwe, and Colombia.
Our education program serves over 20,000 people annually. Our oral history pedagogy has been used to train a broad range of advocates for human rights and dignity, including educators, writers, journalists, attorneys, and medical doctors.
OUR VISION PLAN
VOW’s strategic vision planning process took place over nine months and involved Voice of Witness staff, board, and our extended community of thought partners: educators, narrators (people impacted by injustice who share their oral histories with VOW), content experts, and funders. By the beginning of 2018, we had created a comprehensive strategic vision and implementation plan to chart our growth and goals for the next five years.
Welcome. Whether you are a reader in search of enduring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, a student or instructor seeking outstanding course books and digital materials, an enthusiast eager for food and lifestyle inspiration, or a professional looking for authoritative new works, you have come to the right place. Independent since 1923, employee-owned, and proud to publish “books that live,” Norton is here for you
Established in 1975 by Professor Dillon Johnston, with the support of Provost Edwin Wilson and the university administration, Wake Forest University Press is the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America.Although small among university presses in the United States, we are the major publisher of Irish poetry in North America. Noted scholar Helen Vendler of Harvard University commented: “Through the Wake Forest University Press, Ireland comes to America.” We publish 4 to 6 titles a year, all from poets hailing from Ireland.
We frequently act as booking agent for our authors, and we arrange reading tours for them throughout North America. Should you be interested in a WFU Press poet visiting your institution or city, please contact us.
Wakefield Press is an independent American publisher devoted to the translation of overlooked gems and literary oddities in small, affordable, yet elegant paperback editions. Our publications include the Wakefield Handbooks series (the guidebook as imagined through literature), the Imagining Architecture series (architecture as imagined through literature), and the Imagining Science series (science as imagined through literature), as well as forays into classic experimental fiction (literature as imagined through literature). Authors range from literary giants to those underrepresented (or unknown) in English
We love our rural location and being so close to the stories we publish. The land grant school now known as Washington State University opened on a frigid winter morning in January 1892. Many students came from farms and were deeply grateful for the opportunity to receive any higher education. The institution grew and added a scholarly publishing division in the 1920s, primarily to distribute faculty research.
Harnessing a vision of revitalization and expansion in the late 1980s, the re-launched press began releasing titles centered on regional history. One of those, Renegade Tribe, was the first major work published on the Palouse Indians, and received the Washington State Book Award. Since then, Washington State University (WSU) Press has published over two hundred titles, and received numerous honors and awards.
Even though our books often focus on the past, we are excited about our future. We plan to continue publishing eight to ten books each year, and through a new series and partnerships, preserve and enrich the history surrounding the Hanford nuclear site.
Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing exceptional contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong, innovative work in finely crafted editions, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.
WAVE BOOKS is:
Charlie Wright, Publisher
Joshua Beckman, Editor in Chief
Heidi Broadhead, Senior Editor
Matthew Zapruder, Editor at Large
Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting its parent institution’s core research, teaching, and service mission by generating high quality scholarly and general interest works of global importance. Through its publishing program, the Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.
Wesleyan University Press has an editorial program that focuses on poetry, music, dance, science fiction studies, film-TV, and Connecticut history and culture. Publishing in its current form since 1957, the press has published an internationally renowned poetry series, collecting five Pulitzer Prizes, a Bollingen, and three National Book Awards in that one series alone. The mission of the press is to develop and maintain a sound and vigorous publishing program that serves the academic ends and intellectual life of the university and beyond.
In 2018 Wesleyan acquired titles published by Paris Press (1995–2018). Paris Press was founded with the mission of publishing groundbreaking yet overlooked literature by women and educating the public about its books and authors. Wesleyan is proud to keep these important books in print.
WVU Press Staff
We are a small but dedicated professional staff. The West Virginia University Press provides a complete range of publishing services—copyediting, design, production supervision, advertising, publicity, sales, and marketing. We do not publish The Daily Athenaeum and are not involved with production of any WVU magazines, catalogs, or course packets.
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West Virginia University Press was accepted as a member of the Association of American University Presses in 2002.
A university press is an extension of its parent institution, charged with serving the public good by publishing works of scholarly, intellectual, and creative merit. West Virginia University Press’s primary goal is to find, develop, select, and publish scholarship and creative works of highest quality and enduring value. Through the publication of all such works, WVU Press helps to fulfill West Virginia University’s land-grant mission.
Western Press Books
Western Press Books is housed in the undergraduate Creative Writing program in Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department and is distributed through the University Press of Colorado. Undergraduate students as well as the graduate students in Publishing Concentration serve on the Editorial Board and work each year on production of the annual anthology Manifest West.
Titles from Western Press Books are available at local and area bookstores. To order copies, click on the desired titles below.