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Chapter Events — 2011

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

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

Boston (
WNBA-Boston at Hotel 140 (Thurs., Oct. 20; 6:30-9 p.m.): Edith Pearlman (Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories, Lookout Books; introduction by Ann Patchett), with Ilene Beckerman (The Smartest Woman I Know, Algonquin Books), Jennifer Haigh (Faith: A Novel, Harper), and Daphne Kalotay (Russian Winter, Harper Perennial). Contact: Lisa Braxton,

Charlotte (
WNBA-Charlotte at Maggiana's Little Italy Restaurant with "bibliofeast" co-sponsor Park Road Books (Mon., Oct. 10; 6:30-9 p.m.): Ellen Baker (I Gave My Heart to Know This, Random House), Ann Hite (Ghost on Black Mountain, Gallery Books/S&S), Marjorie Hudson (Accidental Birds of the Carolinas: Stories, Press 53), Heather Newton (*Under the Mercy Trees, Harper Paperbacks/HC), Valerie G. Nieman (Blood Clay, Press 53), Michael Parker (The Watery Part of the World, Algonquin Books), Drew Perry (This is Just Exactly Like You, Viking Adult), John Milliken Thompson (The Reservoir, Other Press), and Marybeth Whalen (She Makes It Look Easy, David C. Cook). Contact: Susan Walker,

Detroit (
WNBA-Detroit with event co-sponsor Baldwin Public Library-Birmingham ((Sun., Oct. 9; 2-5 p.m.): Bonnie Jo Campbell (Once Upon a River, W.W. Norton) and Samuel Park (This Burns My Heart, Simon & Schuster). Contact: Annette Haley,

Los Angeles (
WNBA-LA at The Last Bookstore (Sun., Oct. 16; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.): Avery Aames (Lost and Fondue — A Cheese Shop Mystery, Berkley/Penguin), Diana Abu-Jaber (*Birds of Paradise, W.W. Norton), Linda O. Johnston (The More the Terrier, Berkley/Penguin), Attica Locke (Black Water Rising, Harper Perennial/HC), and Nina Revoyr (*Wingshooters, Akashic Books). Contact: Julia Drake,

Nashville (
WNBA-Nashville with "breakfast with authors" co-sponsors Nashville Public Library Downtown and Parnassus Books·Nashville in conjunction with the Southern Festival of Books ((Sat., Oct. 15; breakfast/panel, 9-11 a.m.; book-signing, 11-11:30 a.m.): Nina Cardona (Nashville NPR host/reporter), with Tayari Jones (*Silver Sparrow, Algonquin Books), Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus, Doubleday/RH), Ann Patchett (State of Wonder, Harper/HC), Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers, St. Martin's Press/Macmillan), and Justin Torres (We the Animals, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Contact: Lee Fairbend,

WNBA National Reading Group Month Signature Event (Designated)

New Orleans
WNBA-New Orleans at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women/Tulane University (Sun., Oct. 16; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.): Lee Meitzen Grue (Downtown: Poems, Trembling Pillow Press), Barb Johnson (More of This World or Maybe Another, Harper Perennial/HC), Melinda Palacio (Ocotillo Dreams, Bilingual Press), and Jesmyn Ward (Where the Line Bleeds, Agate Bolden; Salvage the Bones, Bloomsbury USA). Contact: Susan Larson,

New York City (
WNBA-NYC at the Asian American Writers' Workshop (Thurs., Oct. 20; 6:30-9 p.m.): Rosalind Reisner (Read On — Life Stories: Reading Lists for Every Taste and Jewish American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests, Libraries Unlimited), with Annia Ciezadlo (*Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War, Free Press/S&S), Nayana Currimbhoy (Miss Timmins' School for Girls, Harper Paperbacks/HC), Áine Greaney (*Dance Lessons, Syracuse University Press), Julie Otsuka (*The Buddha in the Attic, Knopf/RH), and Scott Spencer (Man in the Woods, Ecco/HC). Contact: Lori O'Dea,

San Francisco (
WNBA-SF at Kepler's Books·Magazines (Sun., Oct. 16; 1-3 p.m.): Linda Joy Myers (The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story, Jossey-Bass), with Rachael Herron (Wishes and Stitches: A Cypress Hollow Yarn, William Morrow Paperbacks) and Thad Nodine (Touch and Go, Unbridled Books).

Seattle (
WNBA-Seattle with event co-sponsor Parkplace Books ((Mon., Oct. 10; 7-9 p.m.): Robert Dugoni (Murder One, Touchstone/S&S), with Kit Bakke (Miss Alcott's E-mail: Yours for Reforms of All Kinds, David R. Godine), Kevin Desinger (The Descent of Man, Unbridled Books), Jonathan Evison (West of Here, Algonquin Books), Robin Hobb (Rain Wilds Chronicles Series, Harper Voyager/HC), and Indu Sundaresan (Shadow Princess, Washington Square Press/S&S). Contact: Judy Solberg,, or Mary Harris,

Washington, D.C. (
WNBA-Washington, D.C. at Busboys & Poets Café ((Tues., Oct. 25; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Jada Bradley (In Other Words, Blogspot), with Jane Bradley (You Believers, Unbridled Books) and Sarah Pekkanen (Skipping a Beat, Washington Square Press/S&S). Contact: Emily Sachs,

* Great Group Reads 2011 Selections

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