Programs and Activities

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of the month from September through April, except for October and January, at Jonathan’s Grille in Nashville. The programs start at 6:00 p.m., with many arriving at 5:00 p.m. to enjoy networking.  Our Fall meeting schedule is:

September 8 (Thursday) – Discussion of Authors and Programs to see at Southern Festival of Books, presented by the Nashville chapter’s immediate past president, Gail Vinett.

October 15 (Saturday) – Coffee with Authors at Southern Festival of Books, held at the Nashville Public Library, main branch. Check out the National Reading Group Month page for more information.

November 3 (Thursday)Leanne Smith, author and professor at Lipscomb University’s College of Business, will discuss “Being a Writer – Getting It All Done”

December 1 (Thursday) – Holiday Dinner and program featuring Martha Ann Pilcher, who will be discussing “Saddle Up,” a horseback riding program that provides support for youth and families dealing with Autism and other intellectual developmental disabilities. The dinner and program will be at Carrabba’s located at the Mall at Green Hills

No January Meeting 

February 2 (Thursday) – What’s Cooking with Tammy Algood and Amy Lyles Wilson

March 4 (Thursday) – Civil War Panel featuring Robert Brandt, James Lee McDonough, and Jim Hoobler. 

April 6 (Thursday) – Spring Picks of 100 Southern Writers.

May 4 (Thursday) – Annual Garden Party for WNBA members and their guests. location TBA.

(Note: Please be advised that WNBA programs adhere to the inclement weather policy of the Davidson County Public School System)

  • Monthly meetings feature timely topics about books, authors and publishing.
  • Elegant gatherings, such as our annual holiday dinner, commemorate special events.
  • Book Discussion Group! This group meets five times a year from September through May at the Richland Park branch of the Nashville Public Library.
  • The Southern Festival of Books gets a helping hand from WNBA members who assist with logistics, author bookings and hospitality, and publicity.
  • Local literacy initiatives such as RIF (Reading is FUNdamental), Book’em, and the Tennessee Young Writers enjoy WNBA’s active support.
  • The opportunity to participate in the yearly WNBA Great Group Reads program (for members only). Readers will commit the time to read 20-25 books in 4 months (end of March to early August). Visit the Great Group Reads page for more information.