BIBLIOFEAST 2018 is Monday, October 15! Mark your calendars and buy your tickets online today!

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BIBLIOFEAST 2018
A Literary “Movable Feast”

WNBA Charlotte’s 9th Annual
Book & Author Dinner

Celebrating the 11th Anniversary of
National Reading Group Month

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW!
Printed tickets available September 4 at Park Road Books

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ONLINE TODAY!
Ticket deadline October 10 – must be purchased in advance!

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WHEN:  Monday evening, October 15, 2018  /  6:00-9:00 PM

WHERE:  Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, SouthPark Mall, Charlotte

WHAT:  A “movable feast” dinner featuring 8 outstanding authors

  • Open to both WNBA members and the public

  • Book clubs invited and encouraged to attend as groups. If you come with your book club members, we’ll reserve a table for you!

  • Anticipated attendance 70+ people

  • Ticketed fundraiser event for WNBA Charlotte, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

  • Tickets $60/person. BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR! If you’re a current 2018-2019 WNBA member, you can earn a $10 rebate on your own ticket for each prospective member/guest you bring to Bibliofeast! For example, bring 2 guests who purchase tickets and earn $20 in rebates on your own ticket! Bring 6 paying guests and earn $60 in rebates – your own ticket for free! (This rebate offer is subject to approval by WNBA Charlotte’s Treasurer before rebates are issued. Rebates will be paid at or after the event.)

  • Tickets are now available online (credit cards via PayPal). Deadline to purchase tickets is October 10.
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR ONLINE TICKETS ORDER FORM.

  • Tickets also may be purchased at Park Road Books (check or cash only) starting September 4.

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance — deadline October 10!

  • Books by participating authors will be sold at the event by Park Road Books, Charlotte.

This coming October, the Charlotte Chapter of WNBA will sponsor our 9thannual BIBLIOFEAST Book & Author Dinner in celebration of WNBA’s National Reading Group Month.  Our very successful 2017 BIBLIOFEAST highlighted 8 authors and was attended by 60+ people. This year we’re including 8 authors and 60-70 attendees.

 

We’re delighted to welcome our eight featured authors for 2018:

 

JT Ellison, TEAR ME APART, Mira/HarperCollins

Donna Everhart, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET, Kensington

Sue Halpern, SUMMER HOURS AT THE ROBBERS’ LIBRARY, Harper Perennial

Webb Hubbell, THE EIGHTEENTH GREEN, Beaufort Books

Pam Kelley, MONEY ROCK: A FAMILY’S STORY OF COCAINE, RACE, AND AMBITION IN THE NEW SOUTH, The New Press

Elaine Neil Orr, SWIMMING BETWEEN WORLDS, Berkley/PRH

Kathryn Schwille, WHAT LUCK, THIS LIFE, Hub City Press

Lee Zacharias, ACROSS THE GREAT LAKE, University of Wisconsin Press

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NEW THIS YEAR! Sponsor an Author – For $30 you can sponsor one of our featured guest authors. Benefits include —

  • Escorting the author during the cocktail hour 

  • Key seating right next to this author at your dinner table, plus this seat next to 5 other authors who will visit your table during the “moveable feast” author rotations which are the highlight of this dinner.

  • Email us at wnbacharlotte@gmail.com to let us know that you want to participate and which author(s) you prefer to sponsor.

  • 10% off your sponsored author’s book (WNBA Charlotte will cover this discount with Park Road Books.)

  • Send cash or check with your information to WNBA Charlotte Chapter, c/o Sally Brewster, Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209, or come out and pay at our Fall Kickoff and Networking event on September 11!

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PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Invite your friends, fellow book club members, and colleagues.

PLEASE SHARE THIS BIBLIOFEAST FLYER ONLINE!!  And print it out and post it for others to see, too.  THANKS!

Check out this other members’ opportunity at Bibliofeast, too:

  • Members’ Promotional Table – Members can display their business services and publications for a $10 flat fee. There will be a members services table that all attendees, including authors, will be able to view. Get your name out there!

  • Email us at wnbacharlotte@gmail.com to let us know that you want to participate and what your service or publication will be. Send cash or check with your information to WNBA Charlotte Chapter, c/o Sally Brewster, Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209, or come out and pay at our Fall Kickoff and Networking event on September 11!

BIBLIOFEAST QUESTIONS?  Please contact Susan Walker, National Reading Group Month Events Manager, susan.walker.books@gmail.com, 612-382-5868. Thank you!

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Visit the new WNBA National and WNBA Centennial websites!

Women’s National Book Association
Connecting, Educating, Advocating & Leading since 19wnbaEst.191717

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The WNBA National website has a new updated redesign, tying in with our new logo! Take a look and check out the information and features it includes.

 

In addition, we’ve launched the brand new WNBA CENTENNIAL WEBSITE, which includes fascinating information about WNBA’s 100 year history, a schedule of programming (watch for updates!), new Centennial merchandise, and more.

 

Look at our great new logo!!

 

Isn’t this spiffy?  We think so!  We’re getting ready to celebrate WNBA’s centennial in 2017, so we’re giving our association a brand new look in preparation!

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We’re busy updating logos here on the website and elsewhere, so there will be a short transition, but soon you’ll see our new one everywhere………. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for nominations! WNBA 2nd Century Prize! Deadline March 15

WNBA members — please note!

Nominations for the WNBA 2nd Century Prize have been extended through March 15, which is two weeks from Monday, so you still have a few weeks to get that in!

A reminder: The criteria for the prize will be:
–A national nonprofit literacy organization focusing on women and children which actively demonstrates the positive effects and joys derived from reading
–A domestic, not international, organization
–An organization that is accredited and fully vetted to be compatible with the mission of WNBA
–An organization in existence for a minimum of five years at the time of the presentation
–An organization in which the monetary amount of the prize would make a difference to its mission

The nomination form should be sent to Mary Grey James at marygrey@twc.com.

Thank you!!

The perks of being a WNBA Charlotte member!

Why join the Women’s National Book Association and our Charlotte chapter?  Read what our members have to say about the many benefits of membership – and join us today!

If you’re already a member, and you haven’t renewed and paid your membership dues yet for 2014-2015, now is the time to do this — especially if you want to attend Bibliofeast and buy tickets a the discounted member price!  

 

Carol Baldwin
WNBA Charlotte Board Member

Author of Teaching the Story, creative writing teacher,
young adult fiction writer

“What do I get out of my WNBA membership? How about one word: Networking.  Ok, ok. I could write a sentence…but that really says it all!” 

Nicole Ayers
WNBA Charlotte Board Member and Events & Programming Co-Chair
Freelance Editor

“I’m so thankful to be included in an organization like WNBA. As an individual new to the book industry, I have been welcomed by intelligent, book loving women. I leave each meeting feeling ready to try new things.”

Read more about why we’re members of WNBA Charlotte!

 

Pannell Award deadline extended to January 10 — be sure to nominate your favorite indie bookstores!

The Women’s National Book Association has announced January 10, 2014, as the new deadline for customers, sales reps, store personnel, or anyone else who is impressed with the work of a particular children’s specialty or general interest independent bookstore to submit nominations for the 2014 WBNA Pannell Award.

The award is presented annually at BookExpo America to a general independent bookstore and a children’s specialty that enhance their communities by employing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading in children and teenagers.

Nominations should be sent to PannellAward@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name, e-mail address, and phone number of the person making the nomination
  • That person’s connection to the nominated store
  • A brief statement outlining the reasons the store is being nominated
  • Contact information for the owner or manager of the nominated store

Nominations are due by January 10, 2014, at which time a press release will be issued listing the nominees. Each nominated store will then put together an electronic submission with a description of its activities, goals, and contributions to the local community that involve young people and books. Photos, media coverage, letters from customers, and anything else that transmits the degree of contribution can be included in the submission. The Pannell Award jurors will notify the winners, as well as all nominated stores, sometime in the spring.

Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator during a presentation at the BEA/ABA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.

 

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)

2013 JUDGES

Fiction: Meg Waite Clayton

Poetry: Molly Peacock

2013 ENTRY FEE

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: joan@joangelfand.com

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

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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.

Read the latest news from WNBA National!

Here’s the new WNBA National newsletter —

 THE BOOKWOMAN, Summer 2013 issue!

WNBA Charlotte members, read and enjoy on your computer or tablet or phone. Or you might even print this out on paper to read at the beach or the pool…… cheaper than electronic toys if you drop your newsletter in the water!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention, WNBA-Charlotte members who are published authors!

Please note this important opportunity from WNBA National for our members who have published books —

One of the features of our WNBA National Board meeting every year is highlighting our WNBA authors in a special display during the meeting. After the meeting, one copy of each author’s book is sent to the Boston Public Library, which archives WNBA authors and displays them on special occasions. This will certainly be a part of our 100th anniversary celebration in 2017, so we want to be sure everyone who has published a book will be represented.

This year the WNBA National Meeting takes place in Nashville on June 8-10. Please send a copy of your book(s) to the national meeting to arrive no later than Friday, June 7 (preferably earlier!) Books can be mailed directly to Mary Grey James, WNBA National Communications Chair, at 2200 Sharondale Dr., Nashville, TN 37215. OR please contact our Charlotte chapter at wnbacharlotte@gmail.com to arrange to have one of our board members take your books by car to Nashville when they go to the National Meeting. You will need to get your books to us by Monday, June 3, at the latest.

Mary Grey will be responsible for setting up the display. If you wish to sell your books at the meeting, you may do so, but you would need to arrange this in advance with our WNBA-Charlotte board members who will be there. Please note that authors themselves are responsible for collecting payment and return shipping. In other words, Mary Grey will ship one copy of each book to Boston, but authors who supply more than one copy are expected to sell and/or return all unsold copies themselves.

We hope to hear from all of our fabulous WNBA authors soon. Thanks in advance!

P.S. — if you are not certain about your current membership status, please contact Membership Chair Carolyn Abiad. You DO need to be a current dues-paid member in order to participate in this opportunity.