“I don’t know how much longer I can live at home. Mama is working twice as hard since Jerry was laid off from his job at the newspaper.” – J.L. Regen shares an excerpt of her novel Secret Desires.
Literary events throughout March include a Time’s Up Panel hosted by the WNBA, an autobiographical play about growing up in a library, and a panel about how feminists changed New York.
Books are pretty. Plenty of people like to look at them. Fortunately, there’s a platform for that: Instagram. Whether you’re getting started or sprucing up your page, here are some tips!
Make some time to curl up with a new book as February comes to a close: Lisa Halliday’s novel Asymmetry is a gorgeous quick read that will keep you thinking for days.
When the Ladies Who Brunch discussed Salt Houses and A Long Time Gone, generational struggles and social pressure on women were two of the topics the groups focused on.
In this edition of Bookmark This! we revisit Valentine’s Day with libraries you’ll love, woke ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and the reemergence of the rom-com as a new type of story.
If you’re not too busy working on your submission for the WNBA Writing Contest (don’t forget, entries are due March 1st), break up the tedium of February with bookish events around the city!
Last week, WNBA president Jane Kinney-Denning posted an article calling for individuals to speak out for the publishing industry to change in light of the #MeToo movement. Here are some of the conversations that are – and aren’t – being had.
“You are in the wrong skin, at the wrong time, in the wrong place.” – This month’s Members Write Now features an excerpt from Diana Altman’s story “In the Wrong Skin,” which will publish in The Notre Dame Review this spring.
“Women really moved the book world forward. And that’s an undertold story.” – and other highlights from the panel Women in the Literary Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities, which celebrated the launch of the WNBA’s book: WOMEN IN THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE.