Chapter Events — 2015
For more information about individual events, contact the event coordinators listed.
New York City
WNBA-Boston in collaboration with the Boston Book Festival (Sat., Oct. 24; Time TBD): Nancy Rubin Stuart, WNBA-Boston chapter co-president and author (Defiant Brides, Beacon Press) with Elena Delbanco, (The Silver Swan, Other Press), Courtney Maum (I Am Having So Much Fun Without You, Touchstone), and B.A. Shapiro (The Muralist, Algonquin Books). Contact: Amaryah Orenstein, email@example.com, or Nancy Rubin Stuart, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WNBA-Boston with event partner Brookline Booksmith (Tues., Oct. 27; 7-9 p.m.): Nancy Rubin Stuart, WNBA-Boston chapter co-president and author(Defiant Brides, Beacon Press) with Lauren Acampora (*The Wonder Garden, Grove Press), Jeannine Atkins (Little Woman in Blue, She Writes Press), Heidi Pitlor (The Daylight Marriage, Algonquin Books), and Virginia Pye (Dreams of the Red Phoenix, Unbridled Books). Contact: Amaryah Orenstein, email@example.com, or Nancy Rubin Stuart, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WNBA-Charlotte with “Bibliofeast” partner Park Road Books at Maggiano’s Little Italy/South Park Mall (Mon., Oct. 12); 6-9 p.m.): Carin Siegfried WNBA National president and author (The Insider’s Guide to a Career in Book Publishing, Chickadee Books) with Elise Blackwell (The Lower Quarter, Unbridled Books), Nina de Gramont (The Last September, Algonquin Books), Julia Elliott (The New and Improved Romie Futch, Tin House Books), Sarah Kennedy (The King’s Sisters/City of Ladies, Knox Robinson Publishing/Midpoint Trade), Cindy Henry McMahon (Fresh Water From Old Wells, Mercer University Press), Hank Phillippi Ryan (What You See, Forge Books), Jonathan Odell (*Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League, Maiden Lane Press), Brian Panowich (Bull Mountain, G.P. Putnam's Sons), Richard Wall for Carol Wall (Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart, Berkley Books), and J. Peder Zane (Off the Books: On Literature and Culture, University of North Carolina Press). Contact: Susan Walker, email@example.com.
WNBA-Detroit with event co-partners Berkley Public Library and The Book Beat (Tues., Oct. 13; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Willetta Heising, WNBA-Detroit chapter president (Detecting Women: A Readers Guide and Checklist, Purple Moon Press) with Susan Crandall (The Flying Circus, Gallery Books) and Mardi Jo Link (The Drummond Girls, Grand Central Publishing). Contact: Willetta Heising, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WNBA-Greater Philadelphia with event partner Towne Book Center & Café (Tues., Oct. 13; 7-9 p.m.): Kim van Alkemande (*Orphan #8, William Morrow Paperbacks/HarperCollins) with Amy Jo Burns (Cinderland, Beacon Press) and Annie Liontas (Let Me Explain You, Scribner). Contact: Elizabeth Mosteller, email@example.com.
WNBA-Los Angeles with event partner Diesel, A Bookstore - Santa Monica (Thurs., Oct. 22; 6:30-8 p.m.): Rachel Howzell Hall (Skies of Ash, Forge Books), Jonathan Odell (*Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League, Maiden Lane Press), and Aline Ohanesian (Orhan’s Inheritance, Algonquin Books). Contact: Rachelle Yousuf, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Danielle Miller, email@example.com.
WNBA-Nashville in collaboration with the Southern Festival of Books with “Coffee with Authors” event co-partners Nashville Public Library Downtown and Parnassus Books*Nashville (Sat., Oct. 10; 9-11 a.m.): Mary Laura Philpott, New York Times guest columnist and author (Poetic Justice: Legal Humor in Verse, Poetic Justice LLC) with Lauren Acampora (*The Wonder Garden, Grove Press), Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies, Riverhead Books), Ron Rash (Above the Waterfall, Ecco), and Hester Young (The Gates of Evangeline, Putnam). Contact: Mary McCarthy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WNBA-NOLA with event co-partners the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and Octavia Books, “Readings ’Round the Big Easy”: (Sat., Oct. 3; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.): John Ed Bradley (Call Me By My Name, Atheneum Books for Young Readers), C.S. Harris (Who Buries the Dead, NAL), Sybil Haydel Morial, (Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment, John F. Blair, Publishers), Richard Wall for Carol Wall (Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart, Berkley Books), Tiffany Quay Tyson (Three Rivers, Thomas Dunne Books), Kent Wascom (Secessia, Grove Press), and Karen White (The Sound of Glass, NAL). Contact: Susan Larson, email@example.com, or Sheila Cork, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City
WNBA-NYC with event co-partners The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York and St. Mark’s Bookshop (Thurs., Oct. 22; 7-9 p.m.): Jean Hanff Korelitz (You Should Have Known, Grand Central Publishing) with Nomi Eve (Henna House, Scribner), Lucy Ferriss (*A Sister to Honor, Berkley Books), Ann Hood (An Italian Wife, W.W. Norton & Co.), Patricia Park (Re Jane, Pamela Dorman Books), and Lily Tuck (The Double Life of Liliane, Atlantic Monthly Press). Contact: Jane Kinney Denning, email@example.com, or Annie Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WNBA-San Francisco in collaboration Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival and event partner Books Inc.-Opera Plaza (Sat., Oct. 10; 2-4:30 p.m.): Julia Park Tracey (Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News, Booktrope Editions ) with Carolina De Robertis (The Gods of Tango, Knopf), Kelli Estes (The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, Sourcebooks), Kathryn Ma (The Year She Left Us, Harper Perennial), Janis Cooke Newman (A Master Plan for Rescue, Riverhead Books), and Lucy Sanna (The Cherry Harvest, William Morrow). Contacts: Kate Farrell, email@example.com, or Sherry Nadworny, firstname.lastname@example.org.
with event partner Bookshop West Portal (Thurs., Oct. 29; 7-9 p.m.)
: Lisa Alpine (Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman
, Dancing Words Press), Carole Bumpus (A Cup of Redemption/Recipes for Redemption
, She Writes Press), and Martha Conway (The Thieving Forest
, Noontime Books).
WNBA-Seattle with event partner University Book Store-Bellevue, “Reading ’Round the Sound”: (Thurs., Oct. 15; 7-9 p.m.): Stephanie Kallos (Language Arts, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) with Kelli Estes (The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, Sourcebooks), Judith Ryan Hendricks (Baker’s Blues, Chien Bleu Press), and Ellen Urbani (*Landfall, Forest Avenue Press). Contact: Leslie Adams, email@example.com.
WNBA-South Florida with event partner Murder on the Beach (Wed., Oct. 14; 6:30-9 p.m.): Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies, Riverhead Books) and Hank Phillippi Ryan (What You See, Forge Books). Contact: Michelle Putnik, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WNBA-Washington, D.C. with event partner Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (Mon., Oct. 5; 7-9 p.m.): Laura Dave (Eight Hundred Grapes, Simon & Schuster) and Elisabeth Egan (A Window Opens, Simon & Schuster). Contact: Tabitha Whissemore, email@example.com.
* A Great Group Reads 2015 Selection
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