Meetings and Events
In lieu of our October monthly meeting, we will be holding the Coffee with Authors event on October 11 at 9:00 a.m. at the downtown Nashville Public Library during the Southern Festival of Books. This is the Signature Event for WNBA's National Reading Group Month countrywide celebration. Registration is required this year to attend the event, which is free and open to the public. Please email Lee Fairbend at lfairbend [at] comcast.net to reserve your space. The library auditorium holds 230; … Read More...
The Great Group Reads titles for 2014 have been announced. Three of the authors whose books have been selected will be speaking at our National Reading Group Month Signature Event, Coffee with Authors at the Southern Festival of Books on October 11 – Lily King (Euphoria), Ann Weisgarber (The Promise), and Gabrielle Zevin (The Storied Life… Read More
The dates for the 2014 Southern Festival of Books have been announced. This year’s Festival will be held October 10 – 12, with the Women’s National Book Association’s Coffee with Authors event on Saturday morning, October 11. (Details coming soon!). A list of authors currently scheduled for the Southern Festival of Books can be found… Read More
Congratulations to the winners of the second annual WNBA Writing Contest – Gayle Towell for her fiction entry, “Uncertainty;” and Rebecca Olander for her poetry entry, “Late October Light.” Check out all the winners on our national website contest page.
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Members are needed to help at the WNBA booth again this year at the Southern Festival of Books. The festival runs from October 10 through 12, and 2-hour time slots are open all three days as follows: Friday – 12-2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4-6 pm; Saturday – 10-noon, noon-2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4-6 pm; Sunday – noon-2 pm, 2-4 pm. The final slot on Sunday is one hour from 4-5 pm and involves helping pack up materials in the booth. Please contact Libby Simon at elizabeth.simons13 [@] gmail.com for more information and to sign up.
Book’em is always accepting new books for children and teens – especially pre-K through 4th grade. If you would like to help out, please consider bringing a book to our next chapter meeting. Member Mary McCarthy, a Book’em Board member, will pass them on to Book’em for distribution. Please consider the following guidelines when donating:
- Avoid “consumables” (coloring or sticker books), and holiday-themed books. These books go to the Nashville Public Schools, which have a very diverse population.
- Popular bestseller titles are great (Seuss, Wimpy Kid, Berenstain Bears) – the kids know and love them!
- Paperback, board books, and hardcover are all welcome.