Program 2019-2020


The WNBA: Connecting, educating, advocating and leading in the literary community since 1917!

The Women’s National Book Association was established in 1917 and celebrated the organization’s centennial in 2017 with a series of literary events nationwide, a publication celebrating the history of women in the world of books, a list of 100 essential books by women authors, and a grant to a non-profit literacy organization.


San Francisco Chapter: 2019-20 Program

Upcoming Events

Mechanics Institute presents -Publishing in the Time of Coronavirus

a conversation with Brenda Knight and Laurie McLean over Zoom Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm In partnership with the San Francisco Writers Conference and the Women's National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter. Join us and publishing veterans Brenda Knight and Laurie McLean for a timely discussion about how the publishing industry may be irrevocably changed by the global pandemic.   This meeting will take place over Zoom. To receive an invitation to the … [Read More...]

Pitch-O-Rama PLUS 2020

A new date! Due to the Covid-19 situation, we've rescheduled Pitch-O-Rama PLUS! Saturday, March 21, 2020 Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  It's Pitch-O-Rama PLUS - now in Noe Valley! Bethany UM Church 1270 Sanchez Street (at Clipper) SF, CA 94114 Includes a continental breakfast and pre-pitch coaching. Registration: $65 WNBA members,  $75 Non-members, Men Welcome! Limited to the first 90 ticketed attendees. Cancellation Policy: Must receive your cancellation notice by … [Read More...]

Board Members at work planning the upcoming Fall Program, May 2018

L to R: Jan Schmuckler, Mary Volmer, Joan Gelfand, Brenda Knight, Sue Wilhite. Standing: Elise Marie Collins