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Chapter Events — 2014

For more information about individual events, contact the event coordinators listed.

Boston
Charlotte
Detroit
Los Angeles
Nashville
New Orleans
New York City
San Francisco
Seattle
Washington, D.C.


Boston
WNBA-Boston with the Boston Book Festival Panel Discussion: Fiction: Love & Loss (Sat., Oct. 25; 3:45 p.m.): Jessica Keener (Women in Bed: Nine Stories, The Story Plant) with Jaime Clarke (Vernon Downs, Roundabout Press), Leah Hager Cohen (No Book but the World, Riverhead) and Celeste Ng (*Everything I Never Told You, Penguin Press). Contact: Jessica Keener, jessicakeener1@gmail.com.

WNBA-Boston with event partner Brookline Booksmith Panel Discussion: Writing Across Gender (Thurs., Oct. 30; 7 p.m.): Jessica Keener (Women in Bed: Nine Stories, The Story Plant) with Askold Melnyczuk (Ambassador of the Dead/The House of Widows, PFP Publishing), Hank Phillippi Ryan (Truth Be Told, Forge Books), and Julie Wu (The Third Son, Algonquin Books). Contact: Jessica Keener, jessicakeener1@gmail.com.


Charlotte
WNBA-Charlotte with “bibliofeast” co-sponsor Park Road Books at Maggiano's Little Italy (Mon., Oct. 13; 6-9 p.m.): Wiley Cash (This Dark Road to Mercy, William Morrow Paperbacks), Kim Church (Byrd, Dzanc Books), Joshilyn Jackson (Someone Else’s Love Story, William Morrow Paperbacks), Allegra Jordan (The End of Innocence, Sourcebooks Landmark), Charlie Lovett (First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen, Viking Adult), Erika Marks (It Comes in Waves, NAL Trade), Rebecca Petruck (Steering Toward Normal, Harry N. Abrams), N.P. Simpson (B.O.Q.: An NCIS Special Agent Fran Setliff Novel, John F. Blair, Publisher), John Warley (A Southern Girl, University of South Carolina Press), and Kim Wright (The Unexpected Waltz, Gallery Books). Contact: Susan Walker, susan.walker.books@gmail.com.


Detroit
WNBA-Detroit with event co-partners Novi Public Library and The Book Beat (Wed., Oct. 8; 7-8:30 p.m.): Lauren Francis-Sharma (’Til the Well Runs Dry, Henry Holt and Co.) and Marissa Stapley (Mating for Life, Washington Square Press). Contact: Annette Marie Haley, annettemariehaley@gmail.com or Charli Osborne, charli.osborne@gmail.com.


Los Angeles
WNBA-LA with event partner Diesel, A Bookstore (Santa Monica) Panel Discussion: Let’s Go [Book] Clubbing (Tues., Oct. 21; 6:30-8 p.m.): Diane Leslie, reading-group coordinator with Cynthia Bond (Ruby, Hogarth), Michelle Huneven (Off Course, Sarah Crichton Books), Gina B. Nahai (The Luminous Heart of Jonah S., Akashic Books), and Gabrielle Zevin (*The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Algonquin Books). Contact: Rachelle Yousuf, rachelleyousuf@gmail.com.


Nashville
WNBA-Nashville in collaboration with the Southern Festival of Books with “coffee with authors” event co-partners Nashville Public Library and Parnassus Books*Nashville (Sat., Oct. 11; program, 9-11 a.m.; book-signing, 11-11:30 a.m.): Mary Laura Philpott, New York Times guest columnist and author (Poetic Justice: Legal Humor in Verse, Poetic Justice LLC) with Nadia Hashimi (The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, William Morrow), Lily King (*Euphoria, Atlantic Monthly), Ann Weisgarber (*The Promise, Skyhorse Publishing), and Gabrielle Zevin (*The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Algonquin Books). Contact: Mary McCarthy, mmccarthy@cokesbury.com.

WNBA National Reading Group Month Signature Event (Designated)


New Orleans
WNBA-NOLA with event partner Octavia Books at the New Orleans Museum of Art Reading ’Round the Big Easy: (Sat., Oct. 18; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.): Molly Travis, Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College with Anne Benoit (New Orleans’ Best Ethnic Restaurants, Pelican Publishing), Amy Conner (The Right Thing, Kensington), Laura Lane McNeal (Dollbaby, Pamela Dorman Books), Michael D. Moffitt (Grandad’s Dictionary: Reflections on Life in America, WestBow Press), Michael Pitre (Fives and Twenty-Fives, Bloomsbury USA), Tom Piazza (City of Refuge, Harper Perennial), Katy Simpson Smith (The Story of Land and Sea, Harper), Rebecca Snedeker (Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, University of California Press), and Jesmyn Ward (Men We Reaped, Bloomsbury USA). Contact: Susan Larson,slarson05@gmail.com, or Sheila Cork, scork@noma.org.


New York City
WNBA-NYC with event partner Strand Book Store, Rare Book Room (Tues., Oct. 21; 7:30-9 p.m.): Tessa Smith McGovern (Cocktails for Book Lovers, Sourcebooks), host, writer and producer of BookGirlTV with Jean Hanff Korelitz (You Should Have Known, Grand Central Publishing), Kimberly McCreight (Reconstructing Amelia, Harper Perennial), Susan Rieger (The Divorce Papers, Crown Publishers), and Lucy Rosenthal (*The World of Rae English, Black Lawrence Press). Contact: Roz Reisner, roz@thereisners.net, or Jill Tardiff, jill.tardiff@gmail.com.


San Francisco
WNBA-SF in collaboration with Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival and event partner Books Inc. (Sat., Oct. 11; 2-4 p.m.): Katie Crouch (Abroad, Sarah Crichton Books), Alice LaPlante (A Circle of Wives, Atlantic Monthly Press), and Sophie Littlefield (The Missing Place, Gallery Books). Contact: Kate Farrell, catharine.farrell@comcast.net.


Seattle
WNBA-Seattle with event partner University Book Store (Thurs., Oct. 16; 7-8:30 p.m.): Stephanie Kallos (Language Arts, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) with Kathleen Flinn (Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family, Viking Adult), and Sarah Jio (Goodnight June, Plume). Contact: Linda Gray, lndgry2003@yahoo.com, or Leslie Adams, leslieadams.adams@gmail.com.


Washington, D.C.
WNBA-Washington, D.C. with event partner Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Wed., Oct. 15; 7 p.m.): Richard Peabody, editor (Defying Gravity: Fiction by D.C. Area Women, Paycock Press) with Julia Elliott, Cathy Hostetler, Stephanie Joyce, P.M. Korkinsky, Katharine A. Lorr, Jocelyn McCarthy, Barbara Moore, Kathryn Murphy, and Mary Switalski. Contact: NC Weil, ncweil2@gmail.com, or Tabitha Whissemore, twhissemore@aacc.nche.edu.


* A Great Group Reads 2014 Selection


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