Next WNBA Book Club Meeting – Tuesday, September 3 – 7 PM!

Our next book is…..

by Alyson Hagy

Tuesday, September 3
7 PM

at the Panera on Fairview, near SouthPark

More details here!!


Join us Monday, September 9, for our Fall Social & Networking Meeting!

*** WNBA Charlotte’s Annual Fall Social & Networking Meeting ***

Monday, September 9 /
7:00 – 8:30 PM /
The Peculiar Rabbit in Plaza Midwood  / /
1212 Pecan Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

Join us for our annual fall get together! Rendezvous with your fellow WNBA Charlotte members over a glass of wine, and please do bring interested friends with you. If you’re a new or potential member, come and meet everyone!

For more info about this event, please contact Kristen Knox, President, at If you’d like more info about membership, please contact Carolyn Abiad, Membership Chair, at Thanks for your interest!

Enter WNBA’s 2nd Annual Writing Contest!

2013 WNBA Writing Contest

Submission Period: August 15 – November 15, 2013

Online submissions only

Unpublished work only

Fiction 2,500 word limit – short fiction only; no novel excerpts or memoirs

Poetry: 3- 5 pages maximum

Your entry must be uploaded without your name, address, or contact information on the actual document. Your contact information will be collected on a separate form when you submit your entry. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

You may submit more than one entry, however, each one must be separately submitted and paid.

Acceptable formats are: Word Document 2007, Word Document 2003 or earlier version, RTF (Rich Text Format)


Fiction: Meg Waite Clayton

Poetry: Molly Peacock


Women’s National Book Association Members: $15 per entry

Non-Members: $20 per entry

Entries are submitted online at this link: Submit Your Entry

PRIZE: $250 cash prize and publication in the Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women’s National Book Association, with 10 chapters nationwide. Proceeds from the contest will go to support scholarships for writing conferences and other professional development training.

Contest winners will be announced March 2014.

Questions? E mail Contest Chairperson:

Thank you for your submissions! Proceeds from the contest help support scholarships for writing conferences and other professional development training.


The Women’s National Book Association is a 90+ year old venerated organization of women and men across the broad spectrum of writing and publishing. Our membership includes Editors, Publishers, Literary Agents, Professors, Academics, Librarians, Authors, Book Marketers and many others involved in the world of books.

After years of celebrating published authors, extraordinary book women (see our WNBA Award under “Awards”) and others in the field, we have decided it is time to celebrate emerging writers. In 2012, the first of our annual writing contests was announced.

WNBA Charlotte Participates in the 2013 Rock & Read 5K in Plaza Midwood for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Saturday, September 14

***  WNBA members and families and friends!  *** 

Join our WNBA Charlotte BOOKWOMEN Team on Saturday, September 14, to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Participate in the 4th Annual Rock & Read 5K run/walk in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. 

We will have our own table at this event, where we will give out information about our chapter. We also will give out details about our annual BIBLIOFEAST Book & Author Dinner on October 14, celebrating National Reading Group Month.

Click here for all the event details you’ll need!


1)  Please let us know you want to be part of the fun.  Email Jenni Franz  [ ], our Community Outreach Chair, and tell her you will be there, how many people will be in your group, and whether you will run/walk or you want to help staff our WNBA-Charlotte table. You also need to register on the Rock & Read website.

2)  Order your T-shirt(s) today!  See below for the link to the online order form.
The order deadline is August 14, so don’t delay!


WNBA Charlotte’s team will have our own special T-shirts for Rock & Read, which will sport a spiffy original BOOKWOMEN graphic by our own member Emily Pearce. 

This is a firm deadline!

Click here for the order form

Be sure to follow ordering instructions carefully, please.  You first will order the number of shirts you want on this order form, and then you will need to email us at to tell us the size(s) you will need. Thanks!