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.
Watch this space for information for 2022-23
Members Only Garden Party
Mary Uhles Bringing Children's Books to Life with Illustrations
Angela Jackson-Brown, an award-winning writer, poet, and playwright who teaches creative writing and English at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She is a graduate of the Spalding low-residency MFA program in creative writing as well as the author of House Repairs and the novels When Stars Rain Down and Drinking from A Bitter Cup.
Author Caitlin Hamilton Summie will discuss her debut novel
Geographies of the Heart.
December - Jennie Fields – Discussion of her historical novel, Atomic Love.
Jennie Fields received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of the novels Lily Beach, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, The Middle Ages, The age of Desire, and Atomic Love. A Chicago native, Fields was inspired by her own mother’s work as a University of Chicago-trained biochemist in the 1950s. After years as a creative director at large New York ad agencies, Fields now lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.
November 2021 - Kristin O’Donnell Tubb – Writing Books for Young Readers
Kristin O’Donnell Tubb is the author of several middle grade novels, including Luna Howls at the Moon and The Story Collector (A New York Public Library Book). She lives near Nashville, Tennessee with her family.
October 2021 - Coffee with Authors
A panel discussion with Patti Callahan, Jennifer Saint, Kelly Mustian, and Leah Weiss.
November 5, 2020: Stephanie Storey, author of the novel, Raphael, Painter in Rome, will discuss her historical thriller about the rivalry between Renaissance masters Raphael and Michelangelo.
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 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.
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.
October 12, 2019: Coffee with Authors at the Southern Festival of Books (no monthly meeting).
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.
March 7, 2019: March Meeting – History Through Poetry – Ciona Rouse, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Jonathons Grille in Green Hills
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.
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.
(Note: Please be advised that WNBA programs adhere to the inclement weather policy of the Davidson County Public School System)
Join us for:
- 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.