Mark your calendar today! WNBA Spring meetings March 11, April 22, and May 13……..





March 11 —

Spring “Meet the Authors” Event with Regional Authors

Monday, March 11, 7 – 9 PM
Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center
4139 Park Road, Charlotte 28209

Our March meeting will feature a number of authors from the Carolinas (and beyond), including…

Kim Boykin, THE WISDOM OF HAIR (Berkley)
Gina Holmes, WINGS OF GLASS (Tyndale House)
Holly Goddard Jones, THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME (Touchstone)
Megan Miranda, HYSTERIA (Walker Books for Young Readers)

More authors to be announced soon! They will join us for an evening of conversation and refreshments. The authors will speak briefly about their books, and there will be plenty of opportunity for one-on-one questions and discussions. Park Road Books will sell books by our featured guest authors, too.


April 22 (date change!) —

Latin American and Latino Women Writers and Literature in Translation  

Monday, April 22, 7 – 9 PM
location to be announced — please check back again

Latin American and Latina women writers — Julia Alvarez, Esmerelda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, and many, many more — offer us a wide range of wonderful fiction, non-fiction and poetry in Spanish and in English translation. Join us for an exciting discussion of these writers with Magdalena Maiz-Peña, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Davidson College. A list of recommended books will be provided at the meeting, too.

Professor Magdalena Maiz-Peña specializes in twentieth-century Latin American Women Writers, Life-Writing and the Politics of representation, and Contemporary Latin American literary and cultural narratives. Her teaching interests include Basic and Intermediate language courses, Introduction to Hispanic literatures and cultures, Contemporary Latin American literatures, and The Latin American City and its historical and cultural representation.   She is the author of Identidad, nación y gesto autobiográfico, and co-editor of Modalidades de representación del sujeto auto/biográfico femenino. Her recent publications have appeared in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and the U.S. Maiz-Peña is presently working on a book project on Urban Spaces, Gender, and Cultural Production in Mexico 1920-1950.At Davidson College she has been awarded The Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award (1995), the ODK Outstanding Teaching Award (1997), and the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award (2006). She was recently recognized for her work on the Latino Community with the Latin American Coalition Award (2007).


May 13 —

Great Summer Reads with Sally Brewster, Park Road Book

Monday, May 13, 7 – 9 PM
Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center
4139 Park Road, Charlotte 28209

GREAT SUMMER READS is our annual favorite get-together, featuring book recommendations for summer reading from Sally Brewster, owner of Park Road Books. Sally will provide a list of books for us, and titles which are already published will be available for purchase, of course! This year we plan to include some recommended titles for children and teens, too.

Refreshments will be served – please bring a contribution, if you wish.  Thanks!


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