Program & Event Calendar


  •  Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 pm CT, next Virtual Open Mic.  Please sign-up here to perform. We’d especially love to hear from members who haven’t yet read for the series!
  • Saturday, February 6, 7 pm CT, Virtual Mardi Gras Party!
  • March 11-14: Saints + Sinners Virtual Literary Festival (
  • March 19-21: Tennessee Williams Festival Online Writer’s Retreat (
  • March 24-28: Tennessee Williams Virtual Festival (
  • March 28, 4:30 – 6 PM: Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Writing Online Presentation (


  • Friday, January 10, 6-8 pm: King Cake Party/Annual Social.  Home of member Pam Ebel.
  • Saturday, Feb. 1, Tour the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, starting at 10:30 a.m. (tour begins promptly at 11:00).  As there will be a maximum 25 guests, we will be asking for RSVPs as the date gets closer.
  • EMMA. event for March 14 canceled
  • Virtual Poetry Reading: THURSDAY, APRIL 30, at 6 PM CST. What better way to conclude National Poetry Month than with a poetry reading?
  • Fall Date TBD: Pitch Event: Learn and practice the art of pitching your manuscript to agents, editors, and publishers


  • Pop-up: January 6: Joan of Arc parade, starts at 7 PM. Several of our members will either be participating in or attending the parade; hope to see you there!  For more info:
  • A WNBA-NOLA chapter board meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, January 20, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Board meetings are open to all members. If you’d like to attend, please let us know and we’ll send you more details.
     Additional pop-up:
     Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 PM: Dr.Miki Pfeffer speaks on “The Remarkable Friendship of Grace King and Mark Twain and his Family” at the N.O. Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint as part of the Second Thursday Lecture Series of the Louisiana State Museum and the Friends of the Cabildo.
  • TuesdayApril 9 at 5:30 pm for a Chapter meeting/presentation by Jane Pinzino on Tulane University library’s Rare Books area. The event will be held in Room 603 on the 6th floor of Howard Tilton Library on Tulane’s campus.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 6 – 7:30 PM: Annual Business Meeting: at Mid-City Library (upstairs), 4140 Canal Street. We’ll take care of some current business and plan for upcoming events — input from everyone is desired. We have several new members and we’d love to get to know you! Light refreshments will be served.  There’s plenty of parking in the lot behind the library. The easiest way to access is via Solomon Street, behind the building; though you may enter and exit from Canal.
  • Saturday, June 1, 1 PM: Special tour of Antenna’s Paper Machine 6330 Saint Claude Ave., New Orleans
  • Wednesday, August 28, 5:30 to 8 PM: Culture Collision at the Ogden Museum of Art. Members and non-members are invited to stop by the WNBA-NOLA table for networking and fun.  For more info:
  •  Pop-up: Sept. 7, 2 – 3:30 PM: Poets Nicole Eiden, Skye Jackson, and Jerika Marchan read from their work. Reading series hosted by Gina Ferrara at the Latter Library, St. Charles Ave.
  • Pop-up: Sept. 11, 6 – 8 PM: Why There Are Words – New Orleans presents “MEMORY” at Octavia Books
  • Pop-up: Sept. 21, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM: 10th Annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, Free conference at Woldenberg Art Center at Tulane University
  • ThursdayOct 10, 6 pm: Pinckley Prizes, LA Humanities Center, New Orleans
  • Nov 5, 6-9 pm: National Reading Group Month event with Jami Attenberg and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Hotel Peter and Paul, New Orleans
  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-8 pm:  Book Clubs/Great Group Reads event,  Pelican/Arcadia Publishing, 400 Poydras Street, Suite 900, New Orleans.  Book clubs promo, Great Group Reads books Panel (with Susan Larson & Kristen Knox) and Open discussion/ Social.
  • Saturday, Dec. 28 , 10:30-11 AM start time TBD, Broad Theater: Screening and post-film roundtable of the new film, Little Women.  Anne Boyd Rioux, author of Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters, will facilitate the discussion.