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Chapter Events — 2010

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. 14; 6-9 p.m.): Judith Nies (The Girl I left Behind, Harper) and Edith Pearlman (How to Fall: Stories, Sarabande Books), with Suzanne Berne (Missing Lucile: The Story of My Father's Mother, Algonquin Books); Michelle Hoover (The Quickening, Other Press); Joseph Monninger (*Eternal on the Water, Gallery Books); Ilie Ruby (The Language of Trees, Avon A). Contact: Lisa Braxton,

WNBA-Boston NRGM Chapter Event (PDF)

Charlotte (
WNBA-Charlotte at Santé with "bibliofeast" co-sponsor Park Road Books (Mon., Oct. 11; 6:30-9 p.m.): Minrose Gwin (*The Queen of Palmyra, Harper Perennial); Rick Rothacker (Banktown: The Rise and Struggles of Charlotte's Big Banks, John F. Blair, Publisher); Kim Wright (Love in Mid Air, Grand Central Publishing); Jay Varner (Nothing Left to Burn, Algonquin Books). Contact: Quinlan Lee,

Detroit (
WNBA-Detroit with event co-sponsor Baldwin Public Library-Birmingham (Sat., Oct. 16; 1-4 p.m.): Katrina Kittle (*The Blessings of the Animals, Harper Perennial); Kristina Riggle (The Life You've Imagined, Avon A). Contact: Annette Haley,

WNBA-Detroit NRGM Chapter Event (PDF)

Los Angeles (
WNBA-LA at the Beverly Hilton-Wilshire with event co-sponsor Book Soup (Sat., Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.): Alan Brennert (Honolulu, Griffin); Marjorie Hart (Summer at Tiffany, Avon A); Tatjana Soli (*The Lotus Eaters, St. Martin's Press). Contact: Michelle Gilstrap,

WNBA-Los Angeles NRGM Chapter Event (PDF)

Nashville (
WNBA-Nashville with "breakfast with authors" co-sponsors Nashville Public Library Downtown and Davis-Kidd Nashville in conjunction with the Southern Festival of Books (Sat., Oct. 9; breakfast, 9-11 a.m.; book-signing, 11-11:30 a.m.): Nina Cardona (Nashville NPR host/reporter), with Melanie Benjamin (Alice I Have Been, Delacorte Press); Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Wm Morrow); Sena Jeter Naslund (Adam & Eve, Wm Morrow); Helen Simonson (Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Random House); Lee Smith (Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, Algonquin Books). Contact: Lee Fairbend,

WNBA National Reading Group Month Signature Event (Designated)

New York City (
WNBA-NYC with event co-sponsor Greenlight Bookstore (Tues., Oct. 19; 6:30-9 p.m.): Rosalind Reisner (Read On — Life Stories and Jewish American Literature, Libraries Unlimited), with Susan Henderson (*Up from the Blue, Harper Paperbacks); Sheri Holman (The Dress Lodger, Grove Press); Rick Moody (The Four Fingers of Death, Little, Brown); Emily St. John Mandel (The Singer's Gun, Unbridled Books); Jackson Taylor (The Blue Orchard, Touchstone). Contact: Lori O'Dea,

WNBA-NYC NRGM Chapter Event (PDF)

San Francisco (
WNBA-SF with "literary luncheon" co-sponsor Book Passage/Corte Madera (Thurs., Oct. 14; 12-2 p.m.): Joyce Maynard (The Good Daughters, Wm Morrow). Contact Lynn Henriksen,

WNBA-San Francisco NRGM Chapter Event (PDF)

Seattle (
WNBA-Seattle with event co-sponsor Parkplace Books (Tues., Oct. 26; 6:30-9 p.m.): Nancy Pearl (Book Lust, More Book Lust, Book Crush and Book Lust to Go, Sasquatch Books), with Dave Boling (Guernica, Bloomsbury USA); Carol Cassella (Healer, S&S); Robert Dugoni (Bodily Harm, Touchstone); Jim Lynch (Border Songs, Vintage Contemporaries); Boyd Morrison (The Ark, Touchstone). Contact: Catherine Rustagi,, or Mary Harris,

WNBA-Seattle NRGM Chapter Event (PDF)

Washington, D.C. (
WNBA-Washington, D.C. at Busboys & Poets Café (Mon., Oct. 25; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Shireen Dodson (The Mother-Daughter Book Club Revised Edition, Harper Paperbacks), with Joyce Hinnefeld (Stranger Here Below, Unbridled Books); Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Wench, Amistad). Contact: Emily Sachs,

WNBA-Washington D.C. NRGM Chapter Event (PDF)

* Great Group Reads 2010 Selections

NRGM Chapter Events - Books & Authors 2010 (PDF)

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