Coffee with Authors 2018

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One of our favorite events of the year, the Southern Festival of Books, is coming soon, and it’s time to reserve your spot at one of our favorite events at the festival.

Coffee with Authors

Saturday, October 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
(check-in and coffee from 9 – 9:30)
Nashville Public Library Auditorium
Library doors opens at 9:00 a.m.

This year’s panel will be moderated by Mary Laura Philpott and feature authors:

Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays

Abigail DeWitt, News of Our Loved Ones

Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers

Wayetu Moore, She Would Be King

The event is free, but we ask that you make a reservation to be sure you have a seat. To reserve your spot, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Coffee With Authors is presented by the Women’s National Book Association, celebrating 100 years of Connecting, Educating, Advocating and Leading since 1917!

For more information about the Southern Festival of Books, go to: http://humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books-celebration-written-word

Upcoming Events for 2016-2017

bookem-2015-logoAs we all know, the Southern Festival of Books is right around the corner (October 14-16). We are already working on some great events for the upcoming year. 

  • Sip and Sort for Book’em: We have tentatively scheduled a “Sip and Sort for Book’em” at their offices (NPT) from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 10. Email Alice Sanford if you would like to help. Those that have participated in Sip and Sorts in the past state that they are FUN!’
  • WNBA Holiday Party: Thursday, December 1, 2016. We have a new location this year, more details to come!
  • Women in Literature:  We are also planning to celebrate WNBA’s centennial with a Women in Literature event on March 18, 2017. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Barbie Chadwick. Barbie has challenged all Nashville Chapter Members to pledge $15 to support this event.

If you have additional events you would like to announce, please email Amy Lyles Wilson.

 

Remembering WNBA-Nashville Member Carolyn Daniel

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Longtime member WNBA-Nashville member Carolyn Daniel lost her battle with leukemia recently. Fellow member Carolyn Wilson offers this remembrance:

“This is especially sad for me as much of my involvement with WNBA came through Carolyn. We were sister librarians working in several professional organizations. When I joined WNBA, Mary Lee Manier was president of our chapter and I had been in the organization just a short time when my husband, Larry, was diagnosed with cancer. For the next year and a half, I could barely keep my head above water so I was not very active. A few months after he died a group from WNBA, including Carolyn, came to see me. She was going into the chapter presidency and said she would do it if I would be her vice-president and program chair. I protested as I had a pretty full plate, but she convinced me I would like this group. And that was the beginning.

“For the first national board meeting, Carolyn had a conflict and asked me to go for her even though I felt completely unprepared. I went to national both years of Carolyn’s term and then my own terms and stayed on the board for nearly twenty years. Those years brought me so many dear friends. Carolyn was the consummate professional, highly esteemed. If you gave Carolyn a task it would be done well. I will miss here acutely. As was typical of Carolyn, she fought the leukemia and refused to give up until her body did it for her.”

WNBA-Nashville has made a memorial donation to honor Carolyn Daniel’s life.

http://www.legacy.com