Programs and Activities

Free Books

Register here to win a book by either Samira Ahmed, Britt Bennett, C. Pam Zhang or Mary Laura Philpott. Entry deadline is 3:30 p.m. October 4. 2020.

Coffee With Authors Giveaway

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Upcoming Chapter Meetings

WNBA monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of the month from September through April, except for October and January. The programs start at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom unless otherwise noted.

2:00 p.m., October 4 2020WNBA Coffee with Authors panel at the Southern Festival of Books, featuring writers Samira Ahmed, Britt Bennett and C. Pam Zhang, and hosted by Mary Laura Philpott.
 
6:00 p.m., November 5, 2020Stephanie Storey, author of the novel, Raphael, Painter in Rome, will discuss her historical thriller about the rivalry between Renaissance masters Raphael and Michelangelo.
 
December 2020: WNBA members-only holiday party. Details to come.
 
 
Previous Meetings:
 
2020-2021
September 3, 2020:  Humanities Tennessee staff present an overview of the 2020 Southern Festival of Books on Zoom. The festival takes place online Oct. 1-11, 2020.
 
 
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
 
(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.