Program Calendar

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 2020-21 PROGRAMS (chronological order)

The 2020-21 calendar includes numerous book & author panels for everyone to enjoy! Information and updates are printed as they comes in, be sure to check back for updates!

 

 


15 for the Fall: Diverse, Heroic & Exciting Lit Picks from the Queen City’s Top Indie Booksellers

Thursday, September 16th
Online Via Zoom

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For our first Fall 2020 Event, WNBA-Charlotte welcomes reps to three Charlotte-based independent bookstores. We’ll ask them about their stores, strategies for sales and marketing during the “new normal”, and most importantly, to showcase top book picks for the Fall (15 in total)!

 

Bibliofeast 2020
Monday, October 19th
Online Via Zoom
Our Annual Bibliofeast book & author event is a virtual format this year! Enjoy a panel discussion featuring four outstanding authors, and their 2020 Great Group Reads-chosen titles!* Book Giveaways for Attendees * Author Readings and Q&A *Recorded for Facebook & More*

Author panel includes:

 


Great Group Reads Meetup
Wednesday, October 28th, 7:00pm
Mugs Coffee, Park Rd, Charlotte
RSVP HERE
Great Group Reads List 

Our first live event since March, we are getting together to pick the book club choices for December 2020 to September 2021. GGR Chair Kristen Knox will give an informative run-down of the newest Great Group reads list, which will be the basis of all titles for the calendar.  Please rsvp if you wish to attend.

 

Writing Nonfiction to Move Your Message Forward
Tuesday, November 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Online Via Zoom  RSVP HERE

Join us for our annual self-publishing program, featuring regional authors, who are award-winning  speakers and businesswomen.

 

Panelists include:

 

In the works:

Annual Bookswap (January 2021)
Author Panel (February 2021)

 

 

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 2019-20 PROGRAM CALENDAR (chronological order)

Annual Fall Social & Networking Meeting
Monday, September 9, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Rock Salt, 512 Brandywine Road. Charlotte, NC
Join us for great conversation over good wine at our annual fall get together! Rendezvous with 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!
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Great Group Reads Bookclub, Picks for 2019-20
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
7:00PM
Panera Bread, 5940 Fairview Rd., Charlotte, NC
Don’t miss this bookclub meet up, where we review and vote on titles for the next 12 months! Titles will be from the 2019-20 Great Group Reads list (debuting in October). Great Group Reads is a WNBA National initiative where fiction, poetry and memoir titles are read and selected specifically for bookclubs. Manager Kristen Knox will expertly review and summarize the +20 titles to choose from.
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10th Annual Bibliofeast Book & Author Dinner
Celebrating National Reading Group Month
Monday, October 21, 2019
Cocktails w/the authors: 6:00pm  Dinner: 6:30-8:30pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC
Join us for our annual flagship event in celebration of National Reading Group Month! Meet our featured authors and learn more about them and their books. Enjoy great food, wine, and conversation with fellow WNBA members and prospective members. Tickets and author line-up are on sale here. New Pricing for 2019! Members: $55.00 / Non-Members: $70.00 
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Self-Publishing Panel
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:00-7:30 PM
Morrison Branch Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Back by popular demand – member and Editor of Ayers Edits, Nicole Ayers, will be facilitating an successful self-publishing themed panel. Full details and panel lineup TBA.
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Board & Committee Chair Meeting
(Members Only)
Monday, December 16th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Corkscrew Wine Bar
412 West 5th St., Uptown
Our a glass of wine or other preferred drink, we will go over the plans and progress of the 2019-20 calendar year thus far, and plan & brainstorm a bit about events to come. For current members only that are, or wish to join the board or chair a committee.
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Annual Book Swap and Potluck (Members Only)Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Chapter Member residence.
A winter get-together! Members, bring books to donate to other members, and pick up fresh new ones. Plus a dish derived from a favored read. All books remaining will be donated to the public library!
OurBridge Bookdrive
February 23, 2020, 1:00pm
Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte
Join chapter members at Park Road Books, where they will be collecting books for ourBRIDGE!
About OurBridge: Ourbridge for Kids is a Charlotte-based nonprofit that supports the  refugee and immigrant community.  They offer homework help, participate in hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering , Arts and Math) projects,  provide one-on-one daily English literacy tutoring in order to accelerate the students’ acquisition of the English language. OurBRIDGE for KIDS aims to close the communication gap between school, teachers and families through the coordination of home visits, translation of school documents, and the organization of literacy nights and cultural events for parents at our center. WISH LIST HERE
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Spring “Meet the Authors” Evening
Monday, March 9, 2020
7:00pm
Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC
Join us for a reading and Q&A of three current novelists, who have new books out this spring.
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Great Summer Reads (Recommendations from PRB)
May 11, 2020 (Cancelled)
7:00pm
Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NCJoin us as Sally Brewster, owner of Park Road Books, breaks down the best reads for summer and beyond. Hear about recent and upcoming reads and walk away with a curated list of must-haves. Date and book titles TBA.
GREAT GROUP READS BOOK CLUB
First Tuesday of Every Month
7:00pm
Panera Bread, 5940 Fairview Rd., Charlotte.
Book selected every October for the whole year, from the recent Great Group Reads list. For our 2019-20 selections, click here.