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Chapter Events — 2017

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Los Angeles
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WNBA-Atlanta Authors and Publisher Panel with event partner Bookmiser (Sat., Oct. 7; 4-6 p.m.): Meg Reid, Director, Hub City Press & Programs with Amber Brock (A Fine Imitation, Broadway Books/Penguin Random House), Julia Franks (*Over the Plain Houses, Hub City Press), and Hannah Palmer (Flight Path, Hub City Press. Contact: Sarah Hahn Denham, WNBA-Atlanta Vice President,

WNBA-Boston Authors Panel with event partner Trident Booksellers and Café (Thurs., Oct. 5; 7 p.m.): Laurel Davis Huber (*The Velveteen Daughter, She Writes Press), Ellen Meeropol, (*Kinship of Clover, Red Hen Press), and Beatriz Williams (Cocoa Beach, William Morrow/HarperCollins). Contact: Amaryah Orenstein, WNBA-Boston Co-president,, or Nancy Rubin Stuart, WNBA-Boston Co-president,

WNBA-Charlotte “Bibliofeast” Book & Author Dinner with event partner Park Road Books at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, SouthPark Mall (Mon., Oct. 16; 6-9 p.m.): Jodi Lynn Anderson (Midnight at the Electric, HarperCollins), Sarah Creech (The Whole Way Home, William Morrow), Sebastian Matthews, (Beginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision, Red Hen Press), Bren McClain (*One Good Mama Bone, The University of South Carolina Press), Jim Minick (Fire Is Your Water, Ohio University Press), Michel Stone (Border Child, Nan A. Talese), Caitlin Hamilton Summie (To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts, Fomite), and Leah Weiss (If the Creek Don't Rise, Sourcebooks). Contact: Susan Walker, National Reading Group Month Events Manager,

WNBA-South Florida Authors Panel with event partner Murder on the Beach at Rainberry Bay Clubhouse (Wed., Oct. 11; 7-9 p.m.): Abby Fabiaschi (I Liked My Life, St. Martin's Press), Emilie Richards (The Swallow's Nest, MIRA/HarperCollins), and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies, Soho Press). Contact: Prudy Taylor Board, WNBA-South Florida President,, or

WNBA-Greater Lansing Authors Panel with event partner Schuler Books, Eastwood Towne Center (Thurs., Oct. 19; 7-9 p.m.): Sonali Dev (A Change of Heart, Kensington), Sarah Miller (Caroline: Little House, Revisited, William Morrow/HarperCollins), and Amy Reichert (The Simplicity of Cider, Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster). Contact: Denise Acevedo, WNBA-Greater Lansing President,

Los Angeles
WNBA-Los Angeles Authors Panel with event partner Skylight Books (Wed., Oct 11, 7:30 p.m.): Siel Ju (Cake Time, Red Hen Press),Abbi Waxman (The Garden of Small Beginnings, Berkley/Penguin Random House), and Gabrielle Zevin (Young Jane Young, Algonquin Books). Contact: Natalie Obando, WNBA-Los Angeles President,, or Jenny Wannier, WNBA-Los Angeles Vice President,

WNBA-Nashville “Coffee with Authors” in collaboration with the Southern Festival of Books with event partners Nashville Public Library Downtown and Parnassus Books (Sat., Oct. 14; 9-11 a.m.): Claire Cameron (The Last Neanderthal, Little, Brown and Company/Hachette), Wily Cash (The Last Ballad, William Morrow/HarperCollins), Nicole Krauss (Forest Dark, Harper/HarperCollins), and Stephanie Powell Watts (No One Is Coming to Save Us, Ecco/HarperCollins). Contact: Mary McCarthy, WNBA-Nashville National Reading Group Month Event Coordinator,

WNBA-NOLA Panel “Words & Society: Women Poets Resist” with event partners New Orleans Public Library and Octavia Books (Sat., Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.): Stacey Balkun (Eppur Si Muove, Red Paint Hill Press), Gina Ferrara (Carville: Amid Moss and Resurrection Fern, Finishing Line Press), Julie Kane (Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology Of Subversive Verse, Lost Horse Press), Melinda Palacio (How Fire Is a Story, Waiting, Tia Chucha Press), and Andrea Panzeca, (Rusted Bells and Daisy Baskets, Finishing Line Press). Contact: Sheila Cork, WNBA-NOLA National Reading Group Month Event Coordinator,

New York City
WNBA-NYC National Reading Group Month Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary “Discovering and Promoting Debut Titles” with event partner Penguin Random House at the PRH Café Auditorium (Fri., Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Susan Larson, WWNO Public Radio for New Orleans, The Reading Life host and WNBA_NOLA Chapter Past President with Julia Franks (Over the Plain Houses, Hub City Press, Great Group Reads Selection 2016), Susan Henderson (Up From the Blue, Harper Perennial, Great Group Reads Selection 2010), Laurel Davis Huber (The Velveteen Daughter, She Writes Press, Great Group Reads Selection 2017), Margaret Wrinkle (WASH, Grove Press, Great Group Reads Selection 2013). Contact: Jill Tardiff, National Reading Group Month Chair,, or

WNBA-Greater Philadelphia Authors Panel with event partner Towne Book Center & Café (Thurs., Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m.):: Anne Edelstein (Lifesaving for Beginners, Red Hen Press), Pam Jenoff (The Orphan's Tale, Mira Books/HarperCollins), Caroline Leavitt (Cruel Beautiful World, Algonquin Books). Contact: Rae Theodore, WNBA-Greater Philadelphia President

San Francisco
WNBA-San Francisco Authors Panel “Geography and Fate, Discovery and Redemption: Acclaimed Authors Discuss Their Sources” with event partners Litquake—San Francisco’s Literary Festival and Books Inc. at Opera Plaza (Sat., Oct. 7, 2-3:30 p.m.): Author and moderator Anita Amirrezvani (The Blood of Flowers, Back Bay Books) with Alice Anderson (Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away, St. Martin’s Press), Donia Bijan (The Last Days of Café Leila, Algonquin Books), Sylvia Brownrigg (Pages for Her, Counterpoint Press), Martha Conway (The Underground River, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), and Achy Obejas (The Tower of the Antilles, Akashic Books). Contact: Nina Lesowitz, WNBA-San Francisco Vice President,

Washington, D.C.
WNBA-Washington, D.C. Author Presentation with event partner Kramerbooks & Afterwords A café (Thurs., Oct.19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.): Denise Kiernan (The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster). Contact: Tabitha Whissemore, WNBA-Washington President,

* A Great Group Reads 2017 Selection

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