President’s Report on two memorable events

October 7, 2018 Dear all, It’s been a whirlwind two weeks of great WNBA-NOLA programming!  A belated thank you to all who attended our very successful Banned Books Week event at my house last Saturday, September 29.  Despite the rain, we had a good turnout, enjoyed great food catered by Chez Nous, and connected with … [Read more…]

Important ways your WNBA membership can work for you

Our November meeting was well attended, but the below is for those of you who couldn’t make the meeting or would like a record of our Chapter President Marie Breaux’s remarks on the National Meeting/Centennial Celebration held in NYC in October and on the important ways your WNBA membership can work for you.  Our History … [Read more…]

Message from Chapter President Marie Breaux

Hello members, Some chapters of the Women’s National Book Association send out monthly newsletters, but that’s never been our style in New Orleans. Instead, I want to send you a more personal message and invite you to join us as often as you can in this coming year of chapter activities. I want to invite … [Read more…]

The Bluestocking Cocktail is traveling to NYC

Our chapter has submitted the recipe for The Bluestocking, the cocktail we enjoyed last month at our kick-off meeting, for National’s Centennial Celebration in NYC (coming up in a few weeks). The Bluestocking, a creation of Dréa and Stephen, rock-star bartenders at Pearl Wine Co.,  features  Stoli® Blueberi™, simple syrup, Campari® and Besk , a … [Read more…]

Louise Penny and Trudy Nan Boyce are the recipients of the Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction

(New Orleans, LA—June 1, 2017)— Louise Penny and Trudy Nan Boyce are the recipients of the Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction, named to honor the memory of Diana Pinckley, longtime crime fiction columnist for The New Orleans Times-Picayune. The prizes will be presented September 8, 2017 at The Academy of the Sacred Heart/Nims Fine Arts … [Read more…]

SASSY BOOKWOMEN OF NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans chapter’s Bookwomen Speak program in The WNBA Centennial Visionaries Series

In an event that reflected the culture and geography of its location, the New Orleans chapter of the Women’s National Book Association held its “Bookwoman Speaks” program Tuesday May 30, 2017 at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Rampart Street, the dividing line between the French Quarter (the city’s first settlement) … [Read more…]

Welcome to the Website

At one of the first WNBA-New Orleans meetings that I attended, Susan Larson (Reading Life host and chapter founder) spoke about what the WNBA meant to her and how special it was to be around such fabulous, interesting, and accomplished women. Susan said this in her inimitably warm and inviting voice, almost as if she … [Read more…]