Program & Event Calendar



  • Friday, March 10, 6-8 PM Cocktail Party fundraiser at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA.
  • Friday, May 19, 6:00 PM: Annual Meeting at L’Union Francaise, 4522 Prytania Street, NOLA.  RSVP info soon.
  • Saturday, September 2:  Poetry Buffet online
  • Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Culture Collision, Jefferson Performing Arts Center
  • Friday, October 20, Annual Book Launch PartyL’Union Francaise, 4522 Prytania Street, NOLA
  • Saturday, October 28, presentation at the LA Book Festival, Baton Rouge


  • Sunday, February 6, 3-6 PM, King Cake Party (in person: all attendees must be vaccinated) at the home of Pamela Ebel. Event is open to current members and their guests only.  RSVP to and we’ll send you the address.
  • Tuesday, February 22, 7 PM, Query Review Night with Agents, in collaboration with the Boston WNBA chapter.  More info to come!
  • Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 PM, BE BRAVER WITH ADVENTUROUS WOMEN TRAVEL WRITER. We will be meeting with the co-hosts of the podcast There She Goes – Lavinia Spalding and Kelly Chappie, who are travel writers themselves, have anthologized women travel writers in print, and who now host an acclaimed podcast where adventurous and swashbuckling women travel writers from every continent but Antarctica share stories that make the listener feel braver. If you would like to attend, please click on this link on March 9:
  • Thursday, March 24, 2 PM, DIVE DEEPER INTO WOMEN AUTHOR’S POWER  AT OUR  ACADEMIC PANEL DISCUSSION AT SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY. In-person event on the third floor of Sims Library (1211 SGA Drive in Hammond) on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, The New Orleans Chapter of the WNBA is teaming up with the English department for an academic discussion of the importance of women’s writing with our members and members of the university faculty. We are talking about women writers who may have been underestimated or misunderstood and other concerns deeply connected to the mission statement of this organization.  Attendance is free, and light refreshments will be served.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm, we are planning a member reading and book swap.  Join us for refreshments and excellent conversation) in the Lower Garden District at L’Union Francaise, 4522 Prytania Street. If you would like to read, please contact us by return email here no later than April 21.  Members who would like to have a member book swap, can bring copies of their books and trade them with other writers for their books.
  • Tuesday, May 3: GiveNOLA Day!  Want to support our chapter?  Here’s the direct link:
  • Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 PM: Annual Meeting and Guest Speaker Mona Lisa Saloy, Poet Laureate of Louisiana!  Location: L’Union Francaise, 4522 Prytania Street, NOLA.  RSVP info soon.
  • Friday, September 9, we will be co-hosting a discussion with Robin White of her translation of a French feminist abolitionist novel from the nineteenth century, Friendship and Devotion, or Three Months in Louisiana. We will be co-hosting this event with L’Union Francaise, a French cultural organization in New Orleans that was founded approximately when the novel Dr. White has translated was written. Stay tuned for more details.
  • Friday, October 21, First Annual Book Launch Party!  L’Union Francaise, 4522 Prytania Street, NOLA
  • Friday, December 16, WNBA-NOLA Holiday Get-together, Rosedale Bar and Restaurant


  •  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.