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

Pitch-O-Rama PLUS 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:00 am – 12:30 pm  It's now 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. Early Bird Registration pricing through Jan 1, 2020: $65 WNBA members,  $75 Non-members, Men Welcome! Limited to the first 60 ticketed attendees. Pitch-O-Rama delivers the 4 Ps that lead to publication. POLISH. You’ve polished your manuscript. Now polish your pitch with our … [Read More...]

Speaking Memory: Remarkable Hidden Histories and Stories You Won’t Forget

WNBA-SF hosts National Reading Group Month  Book Passage, Ferry Building, San Francisco October 12th, 2019, Saturday 3:00-5:00pm Co-sponsored by: Celebrate National Reading Group Month with four renowned authors who will discuss their sources and inspiration for their new releases. FREE. A retired family therapist, CAROLE BUMPUS began writing about food and travel when she stumbled upon the amazing stories of women and war in France. She has traveled extensively throughout France and … [Read More...]

2019 San Francisco Writing for Change Conference

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 Check-in begins at 8:30 am Event: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm First Unitarian Universalist Center of San Francisco 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary), San Francisco, CA Please join the Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter at the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference where we will have a booth and also be participating in panels on getting published, marketing and writing the perfect proposal and much more! The keynoter at the 2018 San Francisco Writing … [Read More...]

The 2019 Effie Lee Morris Lecture Series Celebrates Women Writers

Join the San Francisco Public Library Main Children's Center this fall as we present two lectures celebrating the voices of two gifted female authors and honoring the work of Effie Lee Morris (1921 – 2009), the first coordinator of children’s services at SFPL. Ms. Morris, a tireless champion for diversity in children’s literature and in children’s lives, was the first African-American president of the Public Library Association, and a co-founder of the SF chapter of the Women’s National Book … [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