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Chapter Events — 2012

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

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

WNBA-Boston at Hotel 140 with event partner Haley Booksellers (Thurs., Oct. 18; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Kate Whouley (Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia, Beacon Press), with David R. Gillham (City of Women, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam), Martha Southgate (The Taste of Salt, Algonquin Books), and Rosie Sultan (Helen Keller in Love, Viking Adult/Penguin Group USA). Contact: Daphne Kalotay,, or Dawn Rennert,

WNBA-Boston NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA-Charlotte at Maggiana's Little Italy Restaurant with "bibliofeast" co-sponsor Park Road Books (Mon., Oct. 22; 6:30-9 p.m.): Mark de Castrique (The 13th Target, Poisoned Pen Press), Emily Colin (The Memory Thief, Ballantine Books/Random House), Debra Dean (The Mirrored World, Harper/HarperCollins Publishers), Mary Glickman (One More River, Open Road Media), Judy Goldman (Losing My Sister: A Memoir, John F. Blair, Publisher), Shira Nayman (A Mind of Winter, Akashic Books), Elena Passarello (Let Me Clear My Throat: Essays, Sarabande Books), and Wendy Welch (The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book, St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan). Contact: Susan Walker,

WNBA-Charlotte NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA-Detroit with event partners Baldwin Public Library-Birmingham and The Book Beat (Wed., Oct. 10; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): : Natalie Bakopoulos (The Green Shore, Simon & Schuster) and D.E. Johnson (Detroit Breakdown, Minotaur Books/Macmillan). Contact: Annette Marie Haley,

WNBA-Detroit NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

Los Angeles
WNBA-LA with event partner Vroman’s Bookstore*Pasadena (Mon., Oct. 22; 7-9 p.m.): Naomi Benaron (*Running the Rift, Algonquin Books), Richard Kramer (These Things Happen, Unbridled Books), Attica Locke (The Cutting Season, Harper/HarperCollins Publishers), and Héctor Tobar (The Barbarian Nurseries, Picador/Macmillan). Contact: Rachelle Yousuf,

WNBA-LA NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA-Nashville with “coffee with authors” partners Nashville Public Library and Parnassus Books*Nashville in collaboration with the Southern Festival of Books (Sat., Oct. 13; program, 9-11 a.m.; book-signing, 11-11:30 a.m.): Nina Cardona (Nashville NPR host/reporter), with Ben Fountain (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers), Christopher Tilghman (*The Right-Hand Shore, Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Gail Tsukiyama (A Hundred Flowers, St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan), and Karen Thompson Walker (The Age of Miracles, Random House). Contact: Lee Fairbend,

WNBA-Nashville NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA National Reading Group Month Signature Event (Designated)

New Orleans
WNBA-New Orleans at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women/Tulane University with event partner Octavia Books (Thurs., Oct. 11; 7-9 p.m.): Attica Locke (The Cutting Season, Harper/HarperCollins Publishers). Contact: Susan Larson,

WNBA-New Orleans NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

New York City
WNBA-NYC with event partner Strand Book Store (Wed., Oct. 17; 7-9 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 Ben Ryder Howe (My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store, Picador/Macmillan), David Maine (*An Age of Madness, Red Hen Press), Elizabeth Nunez (Boundaries, Akashic Books), Marisa de los Santos (Falling Together, William Morrow Paperbacks/HarperCollins Publishers), and Alix Kates Shulman (Ménage, Other Press). Contact: Roz Reisner,, or Jill Tardiff,

WNBA-NYC NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

San Francisco
WNBA-SF with event partner Books, Inc.*Opera Plaza in collaboration with LitQuake (Sat., Oct. 6; 2-4 p.m.): Amanda McTigue (Going to Solace, Harper Davis Publishing), with Anita Amirrezvani (*Equal of the Sun, Scribner/Simon & Schuster), Amanda Coplin (*The Orchardist, Harper/HarperCollins Publishers), and C.W. Gortner (The Queen’s Vow, Ballantine Books/Random House). Contact: Kate Farrell,

WNBA-SF NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA-Seattle with event partner Parkplace Books*Kirkland (Wed., Oct. 24; 7-9 p.m.): Mary Ann Gwinn (book editor, The Seattle Times), with Heather Barbieri (The Cottage at Glass Beach, Harper/HarperCollins Publishers), Laurie Frankel (Goodbye for Now, Doubleday/Random House), Maria Semple (Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Little, Brown and Co./Hachette Book Group), Gregory Spatz (Inushuk, Bellevue Literary Press), and Lance Weller (Wilderness, Bloomsbury USA). Contact: Leslie Adams,, or Mary Harris,

Washington, D.C.
WNBA-Washington, D.C. at the Arts Club of Washington with event partner Politics and Prose Bookstore (Tues., Oct. 16; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Leslie Maitland (Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed, Other Press) and Vaddey Ratner (*In the Shadow of the Banyan, Simon & Schuster. Contact: Judy Leaver,

WNBA-Washington, D.C. NRGM 2012 Event Flyer (PDF)

* Great Group Reads 2012 Selections

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