Latest book, “The Anthology” of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association

In 1914, Julia Holmes Smith, M.D. was the editor of The Memory Book, a collection of short stories, poems and essays authored by 97 members of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association. In her forward she remarked, “The marvel of memory makes of life the real high and holy thing that it is—a bond between the past and present—the prelude of the future.” The publication was a recollection of and tribute to the vision of the group of women who founded IWPA in Chicago, Illinois, in 1885. In 2014, Marianne Wolf and Susan Brauer collaborated with members of IWPA to celebrate … Continue reading Latest book, “The Anthology” of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association

Meeting America’s Baby Boomer-Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley’s smile is immediate as she arrives at the reception. For more than 30 years, Jane’s been that familiar face and respected journalist we’ve come to know and trust. Truth be told, more than 300 “fans” like me turned out at the Union League Club of Chicago to meet and hear Jane speak about her current book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life, because she has been and remains a role model for generations of women who watched JanePaulyher life unfold before us on national television. With classic style and grace, Jane was honest and inspiring … Continue reading Meeting America’s Baby Boomer-Jane Pauley

Wolf-Astrauskas selected national 2013 Communicator of Achievement

The National Federation of Press Women has honored Marianne with its 2013 Communicator of Achievement (COA) award presented during the Aug.23 Communicator of Achievement banquet held at the Marriott City Center in downtown Salt Lake City. “You will never know how much this award means to me,” she said. “I consider NFPW more than just my professional family.” The national COA award is given to the individual nominated by his or her state affiliate for highest achievement in the communications field and service to the affiliate, NFPW and the community. Eight other nominees representing affiliates nationwide were honored at the … Continue reading Wolf-Astrauskas selected national 2013 Communicator of Achievement

Release date August 24, 2013

The story of the National Federation of Press Women began when Helen Miller Malloch had a vision for a national organization comprised of professional newspaperwomen and writers in 1935, similar to the vision Marion MacBride of the Boston Post had as the press commissioner for the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial in New Orleans, La. With Helen as its president, the Illinois Woman’s Press Association was interested in getting copyright legislation through Congress. With advances in radio, it became obvious to Helen state groups of women writers needed to band together for mutual benefits and legal protection for compensation … Continue reading Release date August 24, 2013

Marianne has won awards

Marianne has won awards by the Illinois Woman’s Press Association in the 2012 Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest. First Place in the Brochure, Four-Color Print category and Second Place in Internal Communications category. Her latest short-story, “Missing” has been published in “Deep Waters”,the 2012 anthology published by Outrider Press, Inc. in affiliation with the TallGrass Writers Guild. “Deep Waters,” features poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction from across the nation. It is the 16th annual anthology in Outrider’s acclaimed “black-and-white” series, named for their signature covers, all designed in black and white. Continue reading Marianne has won awards