Bookwomen Speak

The WNBA Centennial Visionaries Series


(Subject to change)

January 7, 2017: San Francisco: "The Woman Warrior in All of Us: Maxine Hong Kingston in Conversation with Vanessa Hua" 

February 8, 2017: South Florida: Discussion with Joanne Sinchuk, owner of Murder on the Beach Bookstore, and Linda Rosen, WNBA-NYC member

February 27, 2017: Charlotte: Carolinas Women Leaders in the World of Books program with speakers Betsy Teter, Founder and Executive Director of Hub City Press and Hub City Writers Project; Emoke B'Racz, Owner ofMalaprop's Bookstore; and Wanda Jewell, Executive Director of SIBA

March 29, 2017: Washington, D.C.: "The Changing Role of Women in the Media" with Linda Kramer Jenning, former D.C. Bureau Chief of Glamour Magazine and past president of the Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS), discussing the role of women in the media today; 6:00 pm at the Women's National Democratic Club

May 21, 2017: Greater Philadelphia: A conversation with author and educator Beth Kephart; 2pm at Towne Book Center, Collegeville, PA 

May 30, 2017: New Orleans: "Sassy Bookwomen of New Orleans," A Story Circle led by Freddi Evans; George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center

June 1, 2017: Boston: Megan Marshall, scholar and author of the Pulitzer-prize winning biography Margaret Fuller: An American Life; 6:30 pm at Boston Public Library

June 21, 2017: Los Angeles: A conversation between Jade ChangNatashia Deon, and Lisa Mecham; 7:30 pm at Skylight Books

September 2017: Atlanta and East Lansing

October 2017: Nashville: Carole Bucy of Middle Tennessee State University, author with focus on women of the Progressive Era

New York: In-conversation on the “Transformative Role of Literature in Our Society” with honored guests Deirdre Bair, Margo Jefferson, 

Roxana Robinson, and Emma Straub; part of the Centennial Celebration, 6:00 pm at Pen+Brush

A year-long, chapter-by-chapter lecture/in-conversation series by visionary women who have championed the value of books in our society. Each will be selected based on their unique, innovative, or significant contributions in their field. 

Chair: Susan Walker

"Maxine Hong Kingston being interviewed by Vanessa Hua during a San Francisco event celebrating The Woman Warrior." Read more about the interview here.

Linda Kramer Jenning speaking in Washington, D.C.

A discussion with (from left) Ina Stern, Betsy Teter, Wanda Jewell, and Emöke B'Rácz, moderated by Wanda Jewell in Charlotte, NC.

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