Women's National Book Association

2014 National Reading Group Month

WNBA Detroit members enjoyed a private dinner with our authors Marissa Shapley and Lauren Frances-Sharma at Steve and Rocky's of Novi

Charli Osborne, co-chair of NRGM event with Lauren and Marissa

Panel with Willetta Heising, WNBA Detroit president moderating most excellently!

Sets of books signed by our authors were offered in a drawing and the winners were Belinda Duggan and Kathy Ebrahimi


Welcome to the Detroit Chapter of the WNBA, the Women's National Book Association. The Detroit Chapter has been a vital part of the Women's National Book Association since 1966 and draws its membership from throughout the greater Detroit metropolitan region. We hold program-meetings, three to four times a year, that feature topics of interest to women, many related to books and reading. The chapter also supports various charitable endeavors and partnerships with other organizations that sustain the values of literacy and promoting opportunities of growth for women. Guests are always welcome to attend any chapter event.

Members of WNBA Detroit represent a diversity of book-related professions including, authors, editors, librarians, publishers, library workers, and booksellers. Women and men who love books and reading are invited to visit our programs and are encouraged to join our vital and friendly organization. Students in book-related fields of study are invited to join the Detroit Chapter at a special discounted student rate.

Sponsoring memberships are available to local businesses or organizations that wish to support the goals and activities of the WNBA Detroit Chapter. Sponsoring member organizations are entitled to have representatives attend all chapter events, nominate candidates for chapter awards, and receive the chapter newsletter. For more information about Sponsoring Memberships, contact us.


Our programs and events feature member networking, as well as being informative and entertaining! Please plan to come, bring a guest and enjoy this marvelous group of women – if you wish, contact our membership chair or myself for more information, a ride and great connections that may last a lifetime! See our program page for this year’s events or peruse our past events!

I do hope you join us soon!

Willette Heising
WNBA Detroit Chapter President


The purposes of WNBA are educational and charitable. The Detroit Chapter brings together women and men who are active in the community of the book as well as people who just like to read. The Chapter offers programs that help to educate and inform the public about authors, illustrators, publishers, reading, and that promote recognition of women's achievements in the book world.


The Women's National Book Association is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of the book.

The Detroit Chapter, as a subsidiary of the Women's National Book Association, shares the mission of the national organization.