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WNBA, Los Angeles Chapter Presents...
National Reading Group Month
DIESEL, A BOOKSTORE, 225 26TH ST, SANTA MONICA, CA
In honor of National Reading Group Month, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association will be hosting an eclectic author panel at Diesel, A Bookstore. Please join us to celebrate the joy of reading and learn about the growing power of book groups and book clubs.
Aline Ohanesian is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Orhan's Inheritance, which was long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a April 2014 Indie Next pick. The novel was also a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction.
Aline was born in Kuwait and immigrated to Southern California at the age of three. After getting her MA in History, she abandoned her PhD studies when she realized her heart belonged to the novel. She is an alumna of the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley writers conferences. She lives and writes in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband and two young sons.
Her website is www.AlineOhanesian.com
Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, most recently The Race for Paris—the story of two journalists vying to make history by reporting the liberation of Paris in the summer of 1944. The Wednesday Sisters was one of Entertainment Weekly's 25 Essential Best Friend Novels of all time, and The Language of Light was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize (now the PEN/Bellwether). Meg has also written for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Runner's World and public radio.
Rachel Howzell Hall is a writer/assistant development director at City of Hope, a national leader in cancer research and treatment. Her first novel, A Quiet Storm, was a featured selection of Borders' Original Voices program, as well as an alternate selection of the Black Expressions book club. Her lastest book, Skies of Ash, is the second book in the Detective Elouise Norton series. She lives in Los Angeles.
Rachelle Yousuf is the Membership Assistant at PEN Center USA. She is the current president of the Women's National Book Association, Los Angeles Chapter and recently graduated with a master's in English Literature at California State University, Northridge. In her role as president, she is the co-chair of the L.A. Writers Conference. She is also the Event Coordinator for National Reading Group Month.
Please RSVP to Danielle Olson at [email protected]
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Rachelle Yousuf, Chapter President
2015 Great Group Reads Selections
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews