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Chapter Events — 2018

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Atlanta
Boston
Charlotte
Del Ray Beach
Lansing
Los Angeles
Nashville
New Orleans
New York City
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.


Atlanta
WNBA-Atlanta Authors Panel with event partner Tall Tales Books (Sat., Oct. 20; 3-5 p.m.): Sarah Hahn Denham with Joshilyn Jackson, The Almost Sisters (William Morrow Paperbacks), Mary B. Morrison, The One I’ve Waited For (Dafina/Kensington), and Aisha Saeed, Amal Unbound (Nancy Paulsen Books/PRH). Contact: Sarah Hahn Denham, WNBA-Atlanta Vice President, sarah.hahnwriter@gmail.com.

Boston
WNBA-Boston Authors Panel with event partner Trident Booksellers and Café (Thurs., Oct. 4; 7 p.m.): Heather Abel (The Optimistic Decade, Algonquin Books), Jessica Keener (Strangers in Budapest, Algonquin Books), and Suzanne Matson (Ultraviolet, Catapult). Contact: Amaryah Orenstein, WNBA-Boston Co-president amaryah@go-lit.com.

Charlotte
WNBA-Charlotte “Bibliofeast” Book & Author Dinner with event partner Park Road Books at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, SouthPark Mall (Mon., Oct. 15; 6-9 p.m.): J.T. Ellison (Tear Me Apart, MIRA/HarperCollins), Donna Everhart (The Road to Bittersweet, Kensington), Sue Halpern (Summer Hours at the Robbers Library, Harper Perennial), Webb Hubbell (The Eighteenth Green, Beaufort Books), Pam Kelley (Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South, The New Press), Elaine Neil Orr (Swimming Between Worlds, Berkley/Penguin Books), Kathryn Schwille (What Luck, This Life, Hub City Press), and Lee Zacharias (Across the Great Lake, University of Wisconsin Press). Contact: Susan Walker, National Reading Group Month Events Manager, susan.walker.books@gmail.com.

Del Ray Beach
WNBA-South Florida Authors Panel with event partner Murder on the Beach (Wed., Oct. 10; 6:30 p.m.): Kristin Harmel (The Room on Rue Amélie, Gallery Books/S&S) and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies, Soho Press). Contact: Joanne Sinchuk, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, murdermb@gate.net.

Lansing
WNBA-Greater Lansing Authors Panel with event partner Everybody Reads, Books and Stuff, (Thurs., Oct. 18; 6-8 p.m.): Irene H. Butter (*Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story, White River Press), Ann Pearlman (Infidelity: A Memoir, Dzanc Books), and Barbara Stark-Nemon (Hard Cider, She Writes Press). Contact: Jolene Jaquays, WNBA-Greater Lansing President, glcofthewnba@gmail.com.

* A Great Group Reads 2018 Selection


Los Angeles
WNBA-Los Angeles Authors Panel with event partner Skylight Books (Wed., Oct 10, 7 p.m.): Ezina LeBlanc (New Blood From the Soul, Victress Publishing) moderates the discussion with Laura Dave (Hello, Sunshine, Simon & Schuster), Gretchen Bonaduce (Surviving Agent Orange: And Other Things I Learned From Being Thrown Under the Partridge Family Bus, Rare Bird Books), and Robinne Lee (The Idea of You, St Martin’s Griffin). Contact: Natalie Obando, WNBA-Los Angeles President, natalie@DoGoodPRGroup.com.

Nashville
WNBA-Nashville “Coffee with Authors” in collaboration with the Southern Festival of Books with event partner Parnassus Books (Sat., Oct. 13; 9-11 a.m.): Mary Laura Philpot (Penguins with People Problems, Tarcher Perigee) moderates the discussion with Alexander Chee (How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays, Mariner Books/HMH Books), Leesa Cross-Smith (Whiskey & Ribbons, Hub City Press), Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers, Viking/PRH), and Wayétu Moore (She Would Be King, Graywolf Press). Contact: Mary McCarthy, WNBA-Nashville National Reading Group Month Event Coordinator, mmccarthy@cokesbury.com.

New Orleans
WNBA-NOLA Authors Panel (Sat., Nov. 3; TBD): Blanche Wiesen Cook, biographer (Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols. 1-3, Penguin Books/PRH) and Clare Coss, playwright (Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington, Broadway Play Pub). Contact: Nina Calvo, WNBA-NOLA President, hcalvo@tulane.edu.

New York City
WNBA-New York City Authors Panel with event partner One Spirit Learning Alliance (Thurs., Oct. 18; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Rosalind Reisner, co-author and editor of Women in the Literary Landscape: A Centennial Publication of the Women’s National Book Association (C&R Press) leads the discussion with Michelle Gadsden-Williams (Climb: Taking Every Step with Conviction, Courage, and Calculated Risk to Achieve a Thriving Career and a Successful Life, OpenLens), Joyce Maynard (*The Best of Us: A Memoir, Bloomsbury), and Sarah Weinman (The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World, Ecco). Contact: Laurel Stokes, WNBA-New York City Chapter President, leas86@gmail.com.

* A Great Group Reads 2017 Selection


Philadelphia
WNBA-Greater Philadelphia Authors Panel with event partner Towne Book Center & Café (Thurs., Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m.):: Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun, Park Row Books/HarperCollins), Sujata Massey (*The Widows of Malabar Hill, Soho Crime), and Bernard Schaffer (The Thief of All Light, Kensington). Contact: Carli Ducko, WNBA-Greater Philadelphia President wnbabooksphilly@gmail.com.

* A Great Group Reads 2018 Selection


San Francisco
WNBA-San Francisco Panel “Pushing Boundaries — Stories of Border Crossings, Love, Courage and the Indomitable Human Spirit” with event partners Litquake—San Francisco’s Literary Festival and Book Passage / Ferry Building (Sat., Oct. 13, 3-5 p.m.): Mary Volmer, WNBA-San Francisco Chapter Events Co-chair moderates the discussion with Lauren Markham (The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, Crown/PRH), Kristina McMorris (Sold on a Monday, Sourcebooks), Debbie Clarke Moderow (Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail, Boreal Books/Red Hen Press), Mary Monroe (Remembrance, Dafina/Kensington), and Brianna Wolfson (Rosie Colored Glasses, MIRA/HarperCollins). Contact: Mary Volmer, maryvolmer@gmail.com.

Washington, D.C.
WNBA-Washington, D.C. Author Presentation with event partner Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café (just above Dupont Circle) (Mon., Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Aimee Agresti (Campaign Widows, Graydon House) and Sarah Pekkanen (The Wife Between Us, St. Martin's Griffin). Contact: Tabitha Whissemore, WNBA-Washington President, twhissemore@gmail.com.

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