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Chapter Events — 2013

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 with the Boston Book Festival (Sat., Oct. 19; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; book-signing, 1:30 p.m.): Ann Kingman (Books on the Nightstand), with Amity Gaige (*Schroder, Twelve), Miriam Karmel (Being Esther, Milkweed Editions), and Jessica Keener (Women in Bed: Nine Stories, The Story Plant). Contact: Daphne Kalotay,

WNBA-Boston NRGM 2013 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA-Charlotte with “bibliofeast” co-sponsor Park Road Books at Maggiano's Little Italy (Mon., Oct. 14; 6-9 p.m.): Wilton Barnhardt (Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel, St. Martin‘s Press), Diane Chamberlain (Necessary Lies, St. Martin's Press), Nora Gaskin (Until Proven: A Mystery in Two Parts and Time of Death, Lystra Books/Literary Services, LLC), Susan Gregg Gilmore (The Funeral Dress, Broadway Books), Tommy Hays (What I Came to Tell You, Egmont USA), Cassandra King (Moonrise, Maiden Lane Press), Rebecca Lee (Bobcat and Other Stories, Algonquin Books), Jamie Mason (Three Graves Full, Gallery Books), and John Milliken Thompson (Love and Lament, Other Press). Contact: Susan Walker,

WNBA-Charlotte NRGM 2013 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA-Detroit with event co-partners Novi Public Library and The Book Beat (Wed., Oct. 9; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Marjorie Celona (Y: A Novel, Free Press), Michael Harvey (The Innocence Game, Knopf), Ray Robertson (*David, Biblioasis), and Larry Watson (Let Him Go, Milkweed Editions). Contact: Annette Marie Haley,

Los Angeles
WNBA-LA with event partner Vromans Bookstore*Pasadena (Mon., Oct. 14; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Dianne Dixon (The Book of Someday, Sourcebooks Landmark), Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, Washington Square Press), Tracy Guzeman (The Gravity of Birds, Simon & Schuster), Ray Robertson (*David, Biblioasis), and Elizabeth L. Silver (The Execution of Noa P. Singleton, Crown Publishers). Contact: Rachelle Yousuf,

WNBA-LA NRGM 2013 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA-Nashville with “coffee with authors” co-partners Nashville Public Library and Parnassus Books*Nashville in collaboration with the Southern Festival of Books (Sat., Oct. 12; program, 9-11 a.m.; book-signing, 11-11:30 a.m.): Nina Cardona (Nashville NPR host/reporter), with Jill McCorkle (Life After Life, Algonquin Books), Cathie Pelletier (*The One-Way Bridge, Sourcebooks Landmark), Suzanne Rindell (*The Other Typist, Amy Einhorn Books), John Milliken Thompson (Love and Lament, Other Press), and Margaret Wrinkle (*Wash, Atlantic Monthly Press). Contact: Lee Fairbend,

WNBA-Nashville NRGM 2013 Event Flyer (PDF)

WNBA National Reading Group Month Signature Event (Designated)

New Orleans
WNBA-NOLA with event partner Tulane University Bookstore at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women —Tulane University (Wed., Oct. 16; 7-8:30 p.m.): Pamela Binnings Ewen (An Accidental Life, B&H Books), J.M. Redmann (Ill Will: A Mickey Knight Mystery, Bold Strokes Books), Erica Spindler (Justice for Sara, St. Martin’s Press), and Chris Wiltz (Shoot the Money, Premier Digital Publishing). Contact: Susan Larson,

New York City
WNBA-NYC with event partner the Strand Book Store (Wed., Oct. 23; 7-8:30 p.m.): Elizabeth Nunez (Boundaries, Akashic Books), with Michèle Forbes (Ghost Moth, Bellevue Literary Press), Caroline Leavitt (*Is This Tomorrow, Algonquin Books), Bernice L. McFadden (*Nowhere Is a Place, Akashic Books), Roxana Robinson (*Sparta, Sarah Crichton Books), and John Searles (Help for the Haunted, William Morrow). Contact: Roz Reisner,, or Jill Tardiff,

WNBA-NYC NRGM 2013 Event Flyer (PDF)

San Francisco
WNBA-SF with event partner Books Inc. in collaboration with Litquake San Francisco’s Literary Festival (Sat., Oct. 19; 1-3 p.m.): Amanda McTigue (Going to Solace, Harper Davis Publishing), with Jillian Cantor (*Margot, Riverhead Books), Lauren Grodstein (The Explanation for Everything, Algonquin Books), and Laurie R. King (The Bones of Paris, Bantam). Contact: Kate Farrell,

WNBA-Seattle with event partner University Book Store (Thurs., Oct. 24; 7-8:30 p.m.): Bill Kenower (Author Magazine), with Jillian Cantor (*Margot, Riverhead Books), Tara Conklin (*The House Girl, William Morrow), and Ray Robertson (*David, Biblioasis). Contact: Linda Gray,, or Leslie Adams,

Washington, D.C.
WNBA-Washington, D.C. with event partner Politics and Prose Bookstore/Coffeehouse at the National Press Club (Tues., Oct. 1; 7-9 p.m.): Leslie Maitland (Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed, Other Press), with Charles Belfoure (The Paris Architect, Sourcebooks Landmark), Dara Horn (A Guide for the Perplexed, W.W. Norton & Co.), and Virginia Pye (River of Dust, Unbridled Books). Contact: Tabitha Whissemore,

* A Great Group Reads 2013 Selection

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