Amanda Coplin was born in Wenatchee, Washington, and raised amid her grandfather’s orchards. She received her BA from the University of Oregon, and MFA from the University of Minnesota. A recipient of residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and the Ledig House International Writers Residency Program in Ghent, New York, she lives in Portland, Oregon.
JOIE DE LIVRE!
Celebrating the Joy of Shared Reading
Enjoy the ambiance of French wine and cheese, reception and book signings. A FREE event.
BOOKS, INC. OPERA PLAZA, 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Hear A Panel Of Authors With Savoir Faire: Three Historical Fiction Authors!
Anita Amirrezvani, Equal of the Sun
From the author of the internationally bestselling The Blood of Flowers comes a compulsively readable and gorgeously crafted tale of power, loyalty, intrigue, and love in the royal court of sixteenth-century Iran. Simon & Schuster, Release: June 5, 2012. Read more here.
Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist
A debut novel, Amanda Coplin skillfully illuminates life in the early twentieth-century Pacific Northwest, deftly blending tenderness and violence in a quiet yet deeply moving story. HarperCollins, Release: August 21, 2012. Read more here.
C. W. Gortner, The Queen’s Vow
Isabella of Castile is the most famous queen in history after Elizabeth I. Gortner counters the traditional view of Isabella as a fanatic, depicting her contentious relationship with Fray Torquemada and her deep reluctance to sanction the Inquisition. Ballantine Books/Random House, Release: June 12, 2012. Read more here.
Panel Moderator: Amanda McTigue, Going to Solace
A debut novel set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. McTigue hails from a long line of talkers and will guide our panel discussion. Going to Solace, HarperDavis, Release: August 15, 2012. Read more here.
Gold Sponsor: HarperCollins Publishers,Harper, Harper Paperbacks, Harper Perennial, Amistad, Ecco, William Morrow, William Morrow Paperbacks (2007 Founding Sponsor)
The sponsors and partners of National Reading Group Month are committed to celebrating the joy of shared reading — and to reading groups everywhere. The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) thanks them for their invaluable support and generosity.
Women’s National Book Assn-San Francisco Chapter
Invites you to a Free Event
Celebrating WNBA’s 5th Annual National Reading Group Month
Sunday, October 16, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Kepler’s – Roy Kepler Pavilion
(www.keplers.com) Menlo Park, California
The San Francisco chapter of Women’s National Book Association is proud to announce a special event celebrating National Reading Group Month this October. Please join us for what promises to be an exceptional afternoon.
About the authors:In A Life in Stitches, Rachael Herron tells us that when life unravels there’s always a way to knit it back together again. Each story, inspired by something she knits or something knitted for her, will speak to anyone who has ever picked up a pair of needles. Herron received her MFA in writing from Mills College, and has been knitting since she was five-years-old. It’s more than a hobby; it’s a way of life.
Touch and Go, Thad Nodine’s first novel and winner of the Dana Award for the Novel, is a rich and rangy story about the careful and careless ways we treat each other—and ourselves—in a fast-paced, changing world. Kevin, the novel’s blind narrator, is one of the most perceptive figures in recent fiction. Nodine gives us a multicultural portrait of a true America.
The Women’s National Book Association launched National Reading Group Month in October of 2007 to celebrate the organization’s ninetieth birthday. This year, WNBA will continue its tradition of promoting women and the book and literacy in general by hosting events in their chapter cities: Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
WNBA-SF is a non-profit organization, which fosters professional development of our members through programs, workshops and hands-on opportunities to make valuable contacts and connections that are beneficial at any stage of your career. WNBA-SF is part of a National network, established in 1917, of eight chapters stretching from coast to coast which provides members exposure and the opportunity to establish relationships with women in a variety of book-related professions. WNBA-SF Annual Membership is $45.
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The Women’s National Book Association is proud to announce the opening of its latest chapter in Charlotte, North Caroloina. The WNBA brings together professional women – and men – who share a passion for books and reading. It’s always looking for new members.
In its inaugural fall, Charlotte’s WNBA has planned several events, including a discussion panel on how children’s books go from idea to the bookstore and library shelves and a holiday fundraising event to support local literacy outreach. Also, check out WNBA-Charlotte on Facebook.
Many WNBA members work in the book profession as publishers, authors, agents, editors, librarians, booksellers or book production and marketing specialists. Others simply love books.
“The only qualification is that you have a love of books and the written word,” said Carin Siegfried, Charlotte chapter president and, of course, a voracious reader. In addition to Ms. Siegfried, Category Manager at Charlotte-based book wholesaler Baker & Taylor, WNBA-Charlotte officers are: Betsy Thorpe, vice president and owner of Betsy Thorpe Literary Services, a book publishing consulting company; Quinlan Lee, secretary and Associate Agent at Adams Literary; Sally Brewster, treasurer and owner of Park Road Books.