LET’S TRY AGAIN…
And we’re excited …
to celebrate Marianne Modica and to see you all!!
Join us at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park
this Saturday, October 10th at 12 noon!
Marianne Modica’s Green World Gray, a YA sci-fi novel about time travel has been released! We’re lucky to have her as a member, and super lucky to have her come talk to us about the book and answer questions about the writing and publishing process. Current WNBA members will be able to purchase copies at a discounted price of $10.00. In addition, our membership chair, Dee Kindt, will be on hand so you can pay your upcoming membership dues for the 2020-2021 year at this event if you so choose.
This will be a socially distant event near the main parking lot of the park (sorry, no pavilion this time). It our goal to always keep our members safe, but still get to see each other.
Bring a chair and a “brown bag lunch.” Bagged snacks and bottled water will be provided.
In addition to discussing the book, we will also be discussing the status of our chapter and takeaways from this year’s WNBA National Meeting. We need your ideas and feedback to move forward in this very different world.
Current members should have received an email on August 28th regarding this event. Please RSVP to that email, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you will attend so we can plant snacks and water accordingly.
We hope you can join us … we miss your smiling faces!
It’s been far too long!!
In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, our Greater Philadelphia WNBA Board agreed it was best to cancel any current events planned at this time. As we practice social distancing, we hope that you and the ones you love stay safe, stay well, and stay strong. We will meet and gather again in the future to continue our mission of connecting, educating, advocating, and leading in the book community.
In the meantime, please explore our website here, and also visit our National WNBA website at wnba-books.org for more information. As always, we are so grateful to all who continue to support our humble chapter.
Join the fun activities this weekend at
Bucks County Book Fest
October 12th and 13th
What will you find, and what can you do?
Meet 50 professionally-published authors
Attend writer & illustrator workshops
Visit publisher representatives
Shop the Book Marketplace
Fun kids & adult activities
Meet indie authors
Books ‘N Brew
Come out Sunday, the 13th, to support author and WNBA member Bernard Schaffer, and one of our NRGM authors from our premiere event last week, Maureen Joyce Connelly on separate author panels!
Visit the site below to find out more and check out their schedule!
5th Annual National Reading Group Month (NRGM)
October 3rd, 2019 at 7PM
Please join us at our AUTHOR EVENT at Towne Book Center and Cafe in celebration of National Reading Group Month (NRGM)!
Three inspiring writers and one great night!
The Author Event includes…
📘 Excerpts from Susan Holloway Scott’s novel THE SECRET WIFE OF AARON BURR;
📘 Excerpts from Stephanie Allen’s novel TONIC AND BALM;
📘 Excerpts from Maureen Joyce Connolly’s novel LITTLE LOVELY THINGS;
📘 Q&A session with each author;
📘 Book signing;
📘 Books available for purchase;
📘 Light refreshments available.
Open to the public. ALL ARE WELCOME! Bring a friend to this uplifting event!!
RSVP to 610-454-0640 today!
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We need your vote Thursday, May 16th!
We are so excited to announce our chapter’s Annual Business Meeting and Election which will be held May 16th at 7pm at Towne Book Center & Wine Bar!
(Along with a Meet & Greet that will begin at 6pm to learn more about our wonderful organization and our partner, Towne Book Center & Wine Bar!)
Of all the program offerings, this annual meeting is the one event we NEED everyone to attend. You will receive information for how to take advantage of the benefits of membership! Also, a short business meeting will be held to inform membership and make key decisions for the upcoming year.
PLEASE RSVP TO email@example.com if you plan to attend!
Our bylaws state that we are required to hold elections every two years. Electing a new board infuses fresh life into the chapter, provides wonderful opportunities for members to get involved, and empowers us to make this chapter what we want and need it to be.
Our chapter is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization which means many hands make light work (which is not-so-subtle-code for: please volunteer!) There are several key roles that need filled as well as support roles to develop rich programming and benefits for members. We already have two volunteers to take our leadership roles of President and Vice-President. We are still looking for a volunteer to take our Secretary position! There are also committee roles that we will need help with to plan events, social outreach, social media, etc. We will discuss these more specifically on the 16th.
The best way to benefit from your membership is to get involved! No experience necessary! We will train and support board members the whole way.
So join us on the 16th for some snacks and chatting at 6pm, and then stick around at 7pm to “take care of business,” elect a new board of executives, and help plan some fantastic events for the upcoming year!
Come be a part of this incredible Philadelphia Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association and see what our future holds!
Women’s Nation Book Association & Towne Book Center host
for a discussion of her book,
How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life
Join us on
Wednesday, March 6th at 7pm
Call the store at 610-454-0640 to RSVP or visit the event page on the Towne Book Store website by clicking HERE to reserve your copy of the book and let us know you’ll be attending!
HOLIDAY PARTY & STORY JAM!
Saturday, January 26th ,2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Lower Perkiomen Valley Park
101 New Mill Road, Oaks PA 19456
Come out and help us celebrate another year of books, friends and fun!
We’ll gather in the Main Pavilion for a potluck lunch. Don’t worry, the pavilion is enclosed and has a heater and a fireplace. Bring a dish to share. S’mores ingredients will be provided.
Around 2:30, we’ll cozy up to the fire and start our Story Jam. The theme is “new.” Use the word “new” as a writing prompt or share a new piece of writing. Storytellers and audience members needed.
We’ll be collecting coloring books and new and gently used self-help and inspirational books to gift to the Women’s Center.
As always, bring books to swap with other members if you have them.
Feel free to bring a friend or two to join in all the fun.
Details about the park can be found here.
Make sure you respond to our EVITE (received by email)
or contact 610-945-8137 to RSVP!
December 8th from 12 pm to 6 pm
December 9th from 11 am to 5 pm
at Towne Book Center & Wine Bar
Our WNBA volunteers will be gift wrapping purchases for the book store customers as a huge THANK YOU to the owner, PK, and his staff for all the help and support they provide to us throughout the year! If you’d like to volunteer your time to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. There are two hour time slots, but we would appreciate any time you can give!
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
WNBA Author Day at Spring City Library!
Come to Spring City Library on Saturday, November 10th, 2o18
from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
and help us celebrate local authors!
If you have a published book and would like to participate, e-mail email@example.com.
Please email us also if you would like to volunteer your time to help that day!
Would your child enjoy being an “Author for a Day?”
Be sure to visit the Kids Station!
Please come out and support your local library and community of writers!
Our Premiere Event is almost here!
Join us Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm for our
4th Annual Author Event!
October is National Reading Group Month, and to celebrate, The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of WNBA will once again host our annual author panel!
This year, we are excited to have the following authors join us:
~ Sujata Massey, The Widows of Malabar Hill (a Great Group Reads 2018 author)
~ Bernard Schaffer, The Thief of All Light
~ Adrienne Benson, The Brightest Sun
**** PLEASE RSVP TO THE TOWNE BOOK CENTER AND WINE BAR AT ****
Check out the flyer for more information! NRGM Brochure 2018 rev2_final
We are also collecting change to donate to Unicef and would be very grateful
for anything you’d like to give! Ask one of our members that evening to direct you!
Members Only Mixer
Friday, September 28th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (or so)
at PJ Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant, 180 Mill Rd., Oaks, PA
~ Join us for a night of fun and fellowship to kick off our new year of exciting events!
~ Stay tuned … we may include a book swap this evening!