WNBA Writing Contest Deadline Extended

Writing Pen and PaperThe deadline for the WNBA Annual Writing Contest has been extended to February 15, 2017. Entries are currently being accepted in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction/Memoir, and Poetry. For more information, visit the National website, Awards & Contests.

WNBA Writing Contest

Writing Pen and PaperSubmissions are being accepted now through January 17, 2017, for the 5th annual WNBA Writing Contest.


  • First place winners receive $250
  • There will be four awards in each category: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention
  • All four winners will be published in a special Contest Edition of the WNBA’s National Newsletter, The Bookwoman
  • Winners announced May 1, 2017. All winners will be posted on the Women’s National Book Association website


3,000 word maximum length, no theme required

Creative Nonfiction/ Memoir:
2,500 word maximum

3-5 pages of poetry (double-spaced)

Submit your work online here

$15 per submission for members, $20 per submission for non-members.

Nashville Reads 2016

color-of-waterOn May 9 at 6:15 p.m., the Nashville Public Library will host the “Nashville Reads 2016 Finale,” featuring a book-signing and unique presentation by author James McBride, and a special performance by the Rod McGaha Quartet. McBride authored the famous book The Color of Water.

This event is hosted in conjunction with “Conversations @ NPL,” a library initiative which seeks to stimulate public dialogue surrounding current issues that shape American history and culture. Partners of Nashville Reads who have made this possible include Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundations, the Mayor’s Office, Parnassus, Humanities, and BookPage.

Location: 615 Church Street, Nashville Main Public Library

For more information, see: https://civilrightsroomnashville.com/calendar-and-events/

April WNBA Book Group Discussion

TheLadyinGoldJoin us on Saturday, April 23, at Richland Park Branch Library at 10 a.m. as we discuss The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, by Anne-Marie O’Connor.

Contributor to The Washington Post, Anne-Marie O’Conor tells the true story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece – the breath-taking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Block-Bauer. The painting, stolen by the Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government.  
When the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, its decision had profound ramifications in the art world. Expertly researched, masterfully told, The Lady in Gold is a riveting tale of Nazi war crimes and a fascinating glimpse into the high-stakes workings of the contemporary art world.