WNBA-Charlotte Board members participate in the WNBA National Meeting in Nashville

— Four of our dedicated WNBA-Charlotte board members recently took part in the annual WNBA National Meeting, held this year in Nashville in early June.  Over 2 1/2 days of meetings, representatives of all 10 WNBA chapters and the national board of directors discussed ongoing and new initiatives for the organization, including preliminary plans for WNBA’s CENTENNIAL, coming up in 2017.

Our chapter was ably represented by:

Carin Siegfried, National Vice President and President-Elect and our WNBA-Charlotte Founding President
Kristen Knox, our 2013-2015 President
Emily Pearce, our 2013-2015 Vice President
Quinlan Lee, our current Treasurer and National WNBA Pannell Award Committee member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos:  Top — Kristen Knox, Carin
Siegfried, Daphne Kalotay (WNBA-Boston),
and Rachelle Yousuf (WNBA- Los Angeles)

Left — Quinlan Lee and Joan Gelfand
(WNBA-San Francisco and National Board)

Right — Kristen with LOTS of books!

The meeting in Nashville included a evening at Parnassus Books, highlighted by the presentation of the 2012 WNBA Award to author and Parnassus Books owner Ann Patchett.  Congratulations, Ann, and thank you for all you do for the world of books!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WNBA Charlotte BOOK CLUB meeting Tuesday, June 4!

Our book this month is…..

An Age of Madness by David Maine
Red Hen Press —

Dr. Regina Moss has built herself a successful career as a psychiatrist in Boston: she enjoys a lucrative private practice, hefty consultation fees, and a reputation that inspires colleagues and patients alike. Why then, is Regina haunted by her past? Why does her own daughter barely speak to her? What’s the story with her gruff, softhearted husband Walter—and why can’t Regina stop thinking about the lanky new tech on the ward? An Age of Madness peels back the layers of Regina’s psyche in a voice that is brash, bitter, and blackly humorous, laying bare her vulnerabilities while drawing the reader unnervingly close to this memorable heroine. From the author of The Preservationist, which was hailed as “hilarious and illuminating” by The Los Angeles Times Book Review and “pithy and smart” by the New York Post, comes the latest turnabout in a career filled with unexpected surprises. An Age of Madness brings a sharp edge of psychological realism to a story filled with startling revelations and heartrending twists.

 

Join us at 7 PM this Tuesday, June 4, and be part of our lively discussion!  We meet at the Panera at 5940 Fairview, right near SouthPark Mall. If you need more info, please contact Kristen Knox at whitreidsmama@yahoo.com .