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Chapter Events — 2009

For more information about individual events, contact the event coordinators listed.

Los Angeles
New York City
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.

Boston (
WNBA-Boston at Hotel 140 (Thurs., Oct. 22; 6-9 p.m.): Lisa Genova (Still Alice, Pocket Books); Katherine Howe (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, Hyperion); Margot Livesey (The House on Fortune Street, HarperPerennial). Contact: Erin Brown,, or Katherine Dibble,

Charlotte (
WNBA-Charlotte with program co-sponsor Park Road Books (month-long): "WNBA-Charlotte Picks of the Lists." Contact: Carin Siegfried,

WNBA-Charlotte NRGM Picks of the Lists (PDF)

Dallas (
WNBA-Dallas at Barnes & Noble Booksellers-Lincoln Park
(Sat., Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m.): Dixie Cash aka Pam Cumbie and Jeffery McClanahan (Curing the Blues with a New Pair of Shoes, HarperCollins/Avon A). Contact: Melinda Woolf,

Detroit (
WNBA-Detroit with event co-sponsor Baldwin Public Library-Birmingham (Mon., Oct. 26; 7 p.m.): Laura Kasischke (In a Perfect World, HarperPerennial). Contact: Celia Morse,

Los Angeles (
WNBA-LA at the West Hollywood Book Fair with event co-sponsor Book Soup (Sun., Oct. 4; panel, 11-11:55 a.m., book-signing, noon-1 p.m.): Kelly Sullivan-Walden (I Had the Strangest Dream, Grand Central) and Paul Ryan (The Art of Comedy, Back Stage Books), with Diana Birchall (Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Sourcebooks); Dori Carter (We Are Rich, Other Press); Syrie James (The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë, HarperCollins/Avon); Estherleon Schwartz (Tears of Stone: And My Deal with God: My Life Story, Estherleon Schwartz). Contact: Kelly Sullivan-Walden,

Nashville (
WNBA-Nashville with event co-sponsors Nashville Public Library Downtown and Davis-Kidd Nashville in conjunction with the Southern Festival of Books (Sat., Oct. 10; breakfast, 9:15-11 a.m.; book-signing, 11-11:30 a.m.): Nina Cardona (NPR-Nashville host/reporter), with Marie Brenner (Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found, Picador); Holly Goddard Jones (Girl Trouble: Stories, HarperPerennial); 2006 WNBA Award recipient Perri Klass (The Mercy Rule, Mariner Books); Inman Majors (The Millionaires, W.W. Norton & Co.); Kathryn Stockett (The Help, Putnam). Contact: Lee Fairbend,

WNBA National Reading Group Month Signature Event (Designated)

New York City (
WNBA-NYC at the Mint Theater (Wed., Oct. 21; 6-9 p.m.): Rosalind Reisner (Read On. . .Life Stories and Jewish American Literature, Libraries Unlimited) and Miriam Tuliao (NYPL Asst. Dir., Central Collection Dvt.), with Eva Hoffman (Appassionata, Other Press); Christina Baker Kline (Bird in Hand, Wm Morrow); C.M. Mayo (The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, Unbridled Books); Julie Metz (Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal, Voice/Hyperion); Roxana Robinson (Cost, Picador). Contact: Lori O'Dea,

WNBA-NYC NRGM Chapter Event (PDF)

San Francisco (
WNBA-SF with event co-sponsor Book Passage/Corte Madera (Thurs., Oct. 15; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Tanya Egan Gibson (How to Buy a Love of Reading, Dutton); 2008 WNBA Award recipient Kathi Kamen Goldmark (And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You, Chronicle); Christopher Gortner (The Last Queen, Ballantine). Contact: Lynn Henriksen,

WNBA-SF with event co-sponsor BookShop West Portal (Thurs., Oct. 29; Time: 7 p.m.): Joan Gelfand (A Dreamer's Guide to Cities and Streams, San Francisco Bay Press), with Allison Hoover Bartlett (The Man Who Loved Books Too Much, Riverhead); Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Sisters, Ballantine); Charlie Haas (The Enthusiast, HarperPerennial); Mary Mackey (The Widow's War, Berkley). Contact: Joan Gelfand,

Seattle (
WNBA-Seattle with event co-sponsor Third Place Books (Wed., Oct. 21; 6:30-9 p.m.): Nancy Pearl (Book Lust, More Book Lust and Book Crush, Sasquatch Books), with Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Ballantine); Diane Hammond (Hannah's Dream, Harper Paperbacks); Stephanie Kallos (Sing Them Home, Atlantic Monthly Press); Jim Lynch (Border Songs, Knopf); Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain, Harper Paperbacks). Contact: Cheryl McKeon,

Washington, D.C. (
WNBA-Washington, D.C., with event co-sponsor Politics & Prose Bookstore · Coffeehouse (Tues., Oct. 27; 6:30-9 p.m.): "Washington Reads, P&P Reads," NC Weil (WNBA-D.C. chapter president), with Carla Cohen (Politics & Prose, co-owner); Edward P. Jones (The Known World, Harper Paperbacks). Contact: NC Weil,

NRGM Chapter Events — Books and Authors 2009 (PDF)

Chapter Events — 2008
Chapter Events — 2010
Chapter Events — 2011

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National Reading Group Month Signature Event

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