Centennial Celebration

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 to 9:00

Location: Pen+Brush; 29 East 22nd Street; NYC

Tickets available to the general public after October 1.



  • Cocktail reception.

  • Recognition of sponsors and supporters

  • Launch of Women in the Literary Landscape: A Centennial Publication of the Women’s National Book Association

  • Recognition of the WNBA Award Winners: Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, and Louise Erdrich, novelist and bookstore owner.

  • Presentation of the WNBA Second Century Prize to Little Free Library

  • In-conversation on the “Transformative Role of Literature in Our Society” with honored guests:  

    • Moderator, Deirdre Bair, renowned biographer of Simone de Beauvoir and Samuel Becket, among others

    • Margo Jefferson, author and cultural critic (Negroland, 2016)

    • Roxana Robinson, author (Sparta, 2013) and former head of the Authors Guild

    • Emma Straub, author (Modern Lovers, 2017) and independent bookstore owner

National WNBA President Jane Kinney-Denning and Centennial Co-Chair and Book Editor Roz Reisner enjoy a moment together at the Centennial Celebration. (Courtesy of Bridget Marmion)

The Women’s National Book Association is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of the book.

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