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Happy Monday, WNBA-ers and Happy Labor Day! As you enjoy the last official BBQ day of summer, take time to mark your calendars for our chapter’s upcoming fall events. Be sure to return to the blog for more information as each event approaches.

September

WNBA-NYC Chapter invites members to our annual Networking Party!
Wednesday, September 11
6:00–8:30 pm
(We’ll send the East Side address when we get your RSVP.)

Our fall members party is an opportunity for us to get reacquainted, learn about a new year of programs, and bring along friends interested in joining the association. We have a special treat for paid-up members. We’ll be raffling some very beautiful books at the end of the evening. And we are initiating this fall’s community service project—a book drive for the Kids Research Center. (More about this coming in a separate email.)

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org

In Conversation: Ruth Ozeki and Carole DeSanti
Wednesday, September 18
6:00–8:00 pm
Reflections Yoga Studio
250 West 49th St., 2nd floor

We open our program season with a provocative dialogue between two intriguing authors, both WNBA members—with topics ranging from their latest books, their inspirations, and how women authors fare in today’s publishing world. Ruth Ozeki is the author of the recently Man Booker-nominated A Tale for the Time Being. She is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest.   Carole DeSanti is the author of The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. As an editor at Penguin, she champions independent voices in women’s fiction.

Light refreshments. Book signings.

RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org

Brooklyn Book Festival 2013
Sunday, September 22
10:00 am–6:00 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
WNBA Booth 390
(Take the 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; R to Court Street; or A, C, F to Jay Street/Borough Hall)

Once again, WNBA-NYC chapter will be sharing a booth with the National Reading Group Month folks at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Last year’s event was a great success and we hope to continue the positive experience this year.  We will be distributing our promotional materials to the public and promoting WNBA. We hope to sign up some new members! Join the fun—be a booth volunteer!

From their website – “The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City” www.brooklynbookfestival.org

October

Members Neighborhood Lunch
Wednesday, October 16
12:30–2:00 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. (4 blocks south of Grand Central)

Join fellow members for a networking lunch at one of our favorite locations. Lunches are a great opportunity for new and old members to get acquainted. Bring a friend interested in joining the association.

RSVP to: jmazefsky@aol.com

National Reading Group Month Author Panel
Wednesday, October 23
7:00–9:00 pm
Strand Bookstore, Rare Book Room
12th and Broadway

A celebration of National Reading Group Month and Great Group Reads! Join us for a lively panel discussion with these renowned authors about their latest books and their writing lives—Michèle Forbes, Caroline Leavitt, Bernice McFadden, Roxana Robinson, John Searles, and moderator Elizabeth Nunez.

WNBA members receive free admission PLUS a $15.00 Strand gift card!

Non-members welcome ($15 tickets at the door).

RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org

Light refreshments. Book signings.

November

How I Got the Story: Women Writing Women’s Lives
November 12
7:00–9:00 pm
Pace University, downtown campus, Bianco Room, 1 Pace Plaza

Join panel authors Jean Fagin Yellin, Marnie Mueller, Nancy Rubin Stuart, and Diane Jacobs as they discuss the hows and why of writing biographies. Deirdre Bair, moderator.

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mcnallyjackson_logoA Crime Fiction Panel

June 11, 2013, 7:00pm
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.

In celebration of International Crime Month, panelists Jason Pinter (Grove Atlantic), Johnny Temple (Akashic Books), Dennis Johnson (Melville House Press), and Michael Reynolds (Europa Editions) join forces to promote what is arguably one of the most vital and socially significant fiction genres of our time.

International Crime Month is a month-long initiative featuring internationally acclaimed cime fiction authors, editors, critics, and publishers who will appear together in a series of readings, panels, and discussions.

576101_10151101852391346_12724002_nWriters on Writers Literary Series
7:00pm
Barnes and Noble
150 East 86th Street
86th and Lexington Ave.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Algonquin Books is taking part in several programs in conjunction with the Barnes and Noble Writers on Writers literary series. Algonquin’s series features discussions between editors, media personalities, and Algonquin authors that explore a particular theme.

Be sure to check out the remaining events this month:

June 17 – Full Metal Jacket Literature: Robert Olmstead (The Coldest Night) in conversation with Ben Fountain (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) on the soldier and how he is irrevocably changed by wartime. Moderated by David Abrams, author of Fobbit. This event will be introduced by Miwa Messer, director of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.

June 24 – Short Stories: Rebecca Lee (Bobcat and Other Stories), which has been selected as a B & N Discover pick for June, in conversation with Kathy Pories, Senior Editor at Algonquin Books, and Michael Curtis, short story editor at The Atlantic, about the short story genre. This event will be introduced by Miwa Messer, director of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.

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