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WNBA/LA chapter members holding Trick or Treat donation boxes for UNICEF.
Join us to celebrate
National Reading Group Month in October!
WNBA/LA President Rachelle Yousuf moderates a discussion on the importance of women's stories and voices with critically-acclaimed novelists Carmiel Banasky (The Suicide of Claire Bishop), Sonia Patel (Rani Patel In Full Effect), and Katherine Taylor (Valley Fever).
Carmiel Banasky is a writer, editor, and teacher from Portland, OR. Her first novel, The Suicide of Claire Bishop, is published with Dzanc Books. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, PEN America, American Short Fiction, Slice, Guernica, The Rumpus, and on NPR, among other places. She earned her BA from the University of Arizona and her MFA from Hunter College, where she taught Undergraduate Creative Writing. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Ucross, Ragdale, Artist Trust, I-Park, VCCA, Santa Fe Art Institute, and other foundations. She's tried her hand at grassroots organizing while living in Mississippi, and studied for a year in London. After four years on the road at writing residencies, she now resides in Los Angeles and teaches with LA Writers Group. carmielbanasky.wixsite.com/carmielbanasky
Sonia Patel is a psychiatrist who works with children and adults. She was trained at Stanford University and the University of Hawaii. She lives and practices in Hawaii. Rani Patel In Full Effect is her first young adult novel. soniapatel.net
Katherine Taylor is the author of the novels Valley Fever (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2015) and Rules for Saying Goodbye (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2007). Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Elle, Town & Country, ZYZZYVA, The Southwest Review, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She has won a Pushcart Prize and the McGinnis Ritchie Award for Fiction. She has a B.A. from University of Southern California and a master’s degree from Columbia University, where she was a Graduate Writing Fellow. Katherine lives in Los Angeles. katherinetaylor.com
UPDATE! Summer Reading Event at Flintridge Bookstore
Flintridge Bookstore Recommends Summer Must-reads! In June we we were treated to a summer Must-reads List by Gail and Jenny at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse. It was an informative and enjoyable afternoon, and here is the list!