Autumn is here and so are WNBA-NYC Fall Events!

Women’s National Book Association – NYC Chapter

Fall 2014 Programs

Throughout the year, the Women’s National Book Association New York Chapter has networking events, book panels, and skill-building workshops for members. There is something for everyone!

Check our website for news of upcoming events.



Sunday, September 21, 10:00AM-6:00PM, Borough Hall, Brooklyn

WNBA-NYC and National Reading Group Month will be exhibiting at the annual Brooklyn Book Festival. We’ll be featuring information on NRGM’s Great Group Reads initiative, as well upcoming programs and events, a raffle, and more.


Neighborhood Lunch logoNeighborhood Lunch – October

Thursday Oct. 2nd at  Mitali East Restaurant

Join us for the next informal lunch to network and meet other members and friends:  Mitali East restaurant is located at 334 E. 6th St., between 1st and 2nd Aves., New York, N.Y.   Mitali East has an a la carte menu of Indian food.  Click here to RSVP.

And after the bellies are full we will fulfill out bookish needs by heading to St. Mark’s Bookshop at 136 East Third Street.



Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 PM,  The Strand Bookstore  Rare Book Room,
828 Broadway at 12th Street, New York

Our annual author panel celebrates National Reading Group Month and Great Group Reads. Join us for discussion with acclaimed authors Jean Hanff KorelitzYou Should Have KnownKimberly McCreight,Reconstructing AmeliaSusan RiegerThe Divorce Papers; and Lucy Rosenthal, The World of Rae English, and moderator Tessa McGovern Smith of

Members receive free admission plus a $15.00 Strand giftcard. Non-members: $15 paid admission required and you will receive a Strand gift card. Click here to RSVP.



Wednesday, November 5, 6:00PM, Pace University, One Pace Plaza in Lower Manhattan

Politically infused fiction has the potential to open eyes and change minds, to illuminate injustice and lead readers to consider issues in fresh ways. Four novelists consider ways of framing language, developing character, and structuring plot to dramatize conflicts of class, race, gender, and politics while avoiding the pitfalls of authorial intrusion and didacticism. Panelists include award winning-novelists and essayists Céline Keating, Ellen Meeropol, Marnie Mueller, Elizabeth Nunez, and Tiphanie Yanique. Moderated by Susan Breen. Organized in conjunction with Pace University’s Women and Gender Studies and English departments and the M.S. in Publishing Program. Click here for details and directions.


Wednesday, December 10, 6:00-8:00PM.

Spread some holiday cheer and enjoy some food and wine with fellow chapter members at our annual Holiday Party. Check our website for further details to be announced.



Neighborhood Lunches (Feb., May); Twitter Workshop (Jan. 14); Query Roulette (early-March);

Book Marketing Panel (April); Spring Brunch (April); and much more!

For more program and event details,see our website


Looking for other things to do throughout NYC? Here are a few more things to do this month.


Small Press Night @ BookCourt 163 Court St. Brooklynbookcourt bookstore brooklyn_logo

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 

7 P.M.

 If the book translation process interests you, then come by for a panel discussion on the art of translation. Moderator, Jason Diamond, with translators Chloe Garcia Robert (Chinese), Kim M. Hastings (Portuguese), and Yvette Siegery (Spanish) will shed light on what being a book translator entails. Also joining them will be translated author, Edgar Telles Ribeiro, giving his thoughts on the author-translator relationship. Drinks will be served.


Word Presents: Aurora Rising with Paul Pope@ Bookstore Café ,126 Crosby St.Bookstore cafe

Tuesday, September 30

7 P.M.

Join Paul Pope, with editor and critic Jillian Steinhauer, to discuss Aurora Rising. This is Pope’s second book in the Battling Boy series. Pope’s work in comics has led to an Eisner Award and has created a solid foundation in his talent. As an author and artist Pope has a beautiful ability to mesh these two creative outlets into an avenue where he thrives. Come by to listen to Pope discuss his work. 

About Blog Editor

The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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