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.

April 4, 2019: April Meeting – What Would Mrs. Astor Do?  – Cecelia Tichi 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Jonathon’s Grille in Green Hills
Previous Meetings:
September 6, 2018: Southern Festival of Books preview with Lily McLemore, Associate Editor at BookPage since 2014
October 13, 2018: Coffee with Authors at the Southern Festival of Books (no monthly meeting).
November 1, 2018: November Meeting – Telling Other People’s Stories with Kim Green, freelance writer and Public Radio Producer. We will also be collecting new and like-new children’s books for Book’em.
December 13, 2018: Holiday Dinner with special guest at Woman’s Club of Nashville, Green Hills. (Reservations required – details to come.)
January 2019: No meeting
February 7, 2019: Broken Kingdom, a series centered on conflicts between Charles I of England and his Parliament. Novelist Brenda Vantrease introduces her just released A Far Horizon, a second volume of the series.
February 23, 2019: Young Adult Fiction: It’s Not Just for the Young. Saturday panel at the Green Hills Public Library, 10:30 – 12:00.
March 7, 2019: March Meeting – History Through Poetry – Ciona Rouse, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Jonathons Grille in Green Hills

(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.