WNBA Centennial Celebration

One of the signature programs of our Centennial is Celebrating Women’s Voices, two book lists—in fiction/memoir/poetry and in nonfiction—that the WNBA community considers to be the most influential books penned by American women.  To learn more about the WNBA’s Centennial Celebration, visit the WNBA Centennial website at www.wnba-centennial.org.

To view the nonfiction list, click here. The fiction/memoir/poetry list is available for viewing here.

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, November 3

leanne-smithPlease join us on Thursday, November 3, at Jonathan’s Grille at Green Hills Mall in Nashville to hear Leanne Smith, author and professor at Lipscomb University’s College of Business, discuss “Being a Writer – Getting It All Done.” The program starts at 6:00 and is free and open to the public. Arrive early to network with members and guests, starting at 5:00. Meals and beverages are available for purchase if desired. 

Southern Festival of Books – WNBA Booth

sfob-booth-2016-1Be sure to check out our booth at the Southern Festival of Books this weekend (October 14 – 16). We have some great book-related items for sale, plus information about our organization. And some of our Nashville members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

(Photo by Kay Tyler)

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

Monthly Meeting, Thursday, September 8

SFB_2016Please join us Thursday, September 8 at Jonathan’s Grille in Green Hills for our annual presentation of authors to check out at the Southern Festival of Books. Gail Vinett, the immediate past president of the WNBA Nashville chapter, will discuss programs and authors you won’t want to miss. The program starts at 6:00 and is free and open to the public. Arrive early to network with members and guests, starting at 5:00. Meals and beverages are available for purchase if desired. 

Monthly Meetings Resume in September

Great Group Reads LogoPlease note there will be no monthly meetings from June through August. Our meetings will resume the first Thursday in September. We look forward to seeing you then! In the meantime, if you need some recommendations for your summer reading list, check out these selections, located on our WNBA National Reading Group Month website, that are from our 2015 Great Group Reads list.

 

 

WNBA National Board Meeting 2016 Recap

2016 Board MeetingThe new president for the New York City chapter, Hannah Bennett, wrote about her experiences attending her first WNBA national board meeting. The meeting, held in San Francisco this year, was hosted by the WNBA-San Francisco chapter who did a wonderful job arranging interesting meeting locations in different parts of the city and scouting out some great restaurants for meals. Read Hannah’s post on the http://wnba-nyc.org/blog/.

Pannell Award Winners – 2016

Women's National Book Association LogoCongratulations to our 2016 Pannell Award Winners, Brookline Booksmith in the General Bookstore category, located in Brookline, Massachusetts; and Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers in the Children’s Specialty Bookstore category, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Since 1983, the Women’s National Book Association has awarded one of the most prestigious honors in children’s bookselling. Along with WNBA, Penguin Young Readers Group co-sponsors the Pannell Award, which recognizes bookstores that enhance their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading. Given annually at BookExpo America’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, the winning stores each receive a check for $1,000 and a piece of original art from a children’s book illustrator. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1p0RwJ4.

Annette Marie Haley (January 6, 1954 – April 22, 2016)

Annette HaleyWe are saddened to announce the passing of Annette Marie Haley, past national secretary of WNBA and longtime member of WNBA Detroit. We will dearly miss her humor, honesty, and enthusiasm. In addition to her WNBA membership, she was a proud member of the American Association of University Women, Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME), Embroiders Guild of America, and St. Timothy Catholic Church, Trenton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Association of University Women Foundation.

March 3 Meeting on Social Media

IMG_9509 - Version 2Join us on March 3 at Jonathan’s Grille in Green Hills with author and book lover Mary Laura Philpott of Parnassus Books and NPT’s “A Word on Words” as we discuss how readers and writers can enjoy the “bookternet” and even embrace social media.  The meeting is free and open to the public. It will start at 6, with drinks and dinner at 5 if you wish to come early. Our inclement weather policy is to cancel if the Metro schools are closed.