The Association of University Presses will hold its annual meeting this year at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The meeting will take place June 11-13. Diversity and inclusion will be the main themes of this year’s meeting, and several Wayne State staff will be involved, including Wayne State University Press Promotions Manager Kristina Stonehill.
Although the meeting is not open to the public, it’s telling that the AUP chose Detroit as the site, says Stonehill. “The AUP recognizes that Detroit offers important lessons in community engagement as a means to create more robust diversity. We’re pleased they decided to have the meeting in the heart of Detroit and excited for them to see firsthand the revitalization of our great city.”
Stonehill is eager to have conversations with her colleagues from all over the country about topics related to the cultural, educational and literary importance of university presses. “University presses serve an invaluable function by furthering the discourse of the humanities, arts, and sciences; publishing significant regional and literary work; and making huge innovations in the world of digital publishing. Having this professional development opportunity in our own backyard is very exciting for us.”