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. The programs start at 6:30 p.m., with many arriving at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy networking.

February 6, 2020: February Meeting – A Thrilling Ride with author, publicist, and writing coach, Rea Frey. 6:30 to 7:00 PM at Dalt’s American Grill in White Bridge Road.
February 22, 2020:  Saturday Publishing Panel, The Whole Process: How Does a Book Become a Book? 10:30 am to noon at the Hermitage Branch Library (3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076). 
March 5, 2020: March Meeting –Twelve Steps Toward A Healthy Literary Life; with poet and essayist, Zone One non-fiction editor, and Austin Peay State University professor, Amy Wright. 6:30 to 7:00 PM at Dalt’s American Grill in White Bridge Road.
April 3, 2020: April Meeting – Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss; with author, poet, and New York Times essayist, Margaret Renkl. 6:30 to 7:00 PM at Dalt’s American Grill in White Bridge Road.
May 7, 2020: Annual Garden Party, details to come.
Previous Meetings:
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
September 5, 2019: NEW LOCATION!! NEW TIME!! September Meeting – Southern Festival of Books preview with Gail Vinett and Nicole Robinson-Hamilton  6:30 to 7:00 PM at Dalt’s American Grill in White Bridge Road.
October 12, 2019: Coffee with Authors at the Southern Festival of Books (no monthly meeting).
November 7, 2019: November Meeting – Amanda Little, Author. Topic: “What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World”. 6:30 to 7:00 PM at Dalt’s American Grill in White Bridge Road.
December 12, 2019 (2nd Thursday in December):Members’ Holiday Dinner at The Woman’s Club of Nashville; Stories from the Heart; with co-owner of Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity and award-winning short-story author, Caitlin Hamilton Summie
January 2020: No meeting

(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.