Program Calendar


The 2021-22 calendar includes member get-togethers, as well as virtual book panels for all to enjoy! Information and updates are posted as they become available. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check our homepage posts, as well as our twitter and instagram sites!


PROGRAMS 2021-22


Great Spring/Summer Reads from PRB
Monday, May 9, 2022
6:30pm est
Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte

Join us as Sally Brewster, owner of Park Road Books, breaks downs best reads for Spring & Summer 2022. Enjoy light refreshments and great book talk. You’ll leave with a curated list  of must-have titles.


Deconstructing a Debut Author’s Succes
Yasmin Angoe in Conversation with Nicole Ayers
Thursday, February 17, 2022
7:00-8:30pm / Cost: Free
Online through Zoom  RSVP HERE

When Yasmin Angoe’s debut thriller, Her Name is Knight (Thomas & Mercer) was released in November to rave reviews and sales. It shot to the top of numerous bestseller lists, including AMZ’s Assassination Bestsellers, and Black & African American Literature–New Releases. Her ‘Nena Knight’ series of books is currently being adapted for television!

Writer and editor Nicole Ayers hosts a one-on-one conversation with Yasmin, for a look at what’s involved to earn the accolades and deals that she’s received.

**Two lucky attendees will each win a copy of Yasmin’s debut novel!




A virtual feast with Great Group Reads authors: Anjali Enjeti, Heather Frese, and Jason Mott.Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2011, 7:00-8:30pm
Moderated by Susan Walker
* Author Readings and Q&A *Book Raffle for Attendee



Annual Fall Social & Networking Meeting
Monday, September 27, 2021
6:30– 9:00 PM
Burton’s Bar & Grill, Park Road Shopping Center, 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!





NOVEL PICKS for Spring and Beyond. Our Spring Book & Author Event
Wednesday, April 7th, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Online Via Zoom: RSVP Here

Do you enjoy women’s fiction that’s humorous, contains family drama, ethical dilemmas, and perhaps, a complicated romance? But above all, has an intelligent, female protagonist–one who works in an innovative field such as medicine, robotic engineering, or radio production (to name a few)?

We’ll talk with three authors of stand-out trade paperback novels, plus a publishing insider who will give insight and advice on the trade fiction sales and marketing of today. 


  • Sarah Archer, author of The Plus One (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $16.00 TP)

  • Madi Sinha, author of The White Coat Diaries (Berkeley, $16.00 TP)

  • Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules for Faking It (Griffin, $16.99 TP)

  • Carin Siegfried, Mid-Atlantic Sales Representative, Macmillan Publishers. Past-President,WNBA National (2014-16)



Virtual Book Talk with Dr. Bettye Kearse, author of The Other Madisons   – The Lost History of a President’s Black Family
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Online Via Zoom: RSVP Here
Part personal quest, part testimony, part historical correction, Dr. Bettye Kearse’s new book The Other Madisons is the saga of an extraordinary American family. Join us as we talk with her about her book, her writing and research process and more. In partnership with Abbigail Glenn and Shelves Bookstore (shelves

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:


Bibliofeast 2020
Monday, October 19,2020
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
Author panel includes:

15 for the Fall: Diverse, Heroic & Exciting Lit Picks from the Queen City’s Top Indie Booksellers
Thursday, September 16, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Title List Handout
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)!


 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
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.
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 
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.
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
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)
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.
First Tuesday of Every Month
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.