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 6: Southern Festival of Books preview with Lily McLemore, Associate Editor at BookPage since 2014
October 13: Coffee with Authors at the Southern Festival of Books (no monthly meeting).
November 1: November Meeting – details to come
December 6: Holiday Party – details and location to come

(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.