Program & Event Calendar



  • January 28, 3 PM:  Presentation of the work of 17th century Mexican writer Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz at the home of member Nina Calvo, Doris Stone Director, Latin American Library, Tulane University
  • February:  no chapter meeting due to Mardi Gras!
  • February 15 Pop-up:  Join other members at the Newcomb Art Museum for “Cleopatra Jones,” blaxpoloitation film significant for its black female protagonist action hero.  More info at
  • March 6 Pop-up: Join other members for a reading and interview with Meg Wolitzer at the Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall on Tulane University’s campus from 7 PM – 9 PM.
  • April Pop-ups: 
    – Edible Book Day, an international celebration of literature, art, and food, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Friday, April 7, from 4:30 PM to 7 PM.
    A detailed schedule can be found here:
    – Local Lyricists, a N.O. Public Library celebration of National Poetry Month, at Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center (4300 S. Broad), Thursday, April 13, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.
    Four local poets will read from their published work.
  • May 21 Pop-up: Meet Chapter members at the Broad Street Theater for the 1:35 PM showing of A Quiet Passion (the new Emily Dickinson biopic). After the movie, meet in the bar for a discussion facilitated by Chapter Member Constance Adler. Constance is working on a project with Dickinson poems called Emily Every Day. See .
  • May 30: Bookwomen Speak (The WNBA Centennial Visionaries Series): Sassy Bookwomen of New Orleans & Annual Meeting: a book circle facilitated by Freddi Williams Evans at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, 1205 N. Rampart St. Doors open at 6, discussion begins at 6:30. The program is free, but please RSVP to
  • June 17: Social/Networking Potluck Dinner at home of Susan Larson
  • July 16, 10:30 AM: WNBA-NOLA Retreat at home of Marie Breaux.  All members invited!  RSVP to by July 10 to receive more info via email.
  • August 30: Come visit or volunteer at our table at Culture Collision, Contemporary Arts Center
  • September 8, 6 PM: The Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction presentation at The Academy of the Sacred Heart/Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. This will be a ticketed event: see Octavia Books for more info.