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WNBA/LA Executive Board

President: Natalie Obando
Vice President: Jenny Wannier
Corresponding Secretary:
Liz Donatelli
Recording Secretary:

Crystal Nichols
Treasurer: Suzanne Kleinbub
Immediate Past President:
Rachelle Yousuf

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Membership Chairs:
Suzanne Kleinbub & Ruth Light Graphic Designer:
Cheyenne Yousuf
Social Media Chair:
Liz Donatelli
Auditor: Holly Shaffer
Judy Lopez Committee Chair: Meg Flanders
Judy Lopez Foundation Representative:
Joan Slottow

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Editor: Ruth Light
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Jovita Jenkins
The Writer's Voice Chair:
Ruth Garcia-Corrales
WNBA/LA Web Mistress:
Terri Negron

Members at Large:
Rosalind Myatt

Sponsoring Members:
Natalie Obando-Desai

Open Positions:
The Bookwoman Coordinator
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• Development Chair
• Special Events Chair
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Join Us In Celebration of the Judy Lopez Memorial Award

We cordially invite you to attend a Reception and Luncheon to honor the winners of the 32nd Annual Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Excellence in Children's Literature on Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

• Where: Il Fornaio Restaurant, 301 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210
When: 2:00pm Reception and Book Sales/2:30-4:00pm Lunch and Program

$48.00 per person/No-host bar. Please buy your ticket and RSVP here!

Congratulations to the 2017 Judy Lopez Memorial Award winners @sarapennypacker, @jenniholm, Eric Dinerstein, & @itspeterbrown!


Take a Literary Escape over to the Central Coast Writers Conference September 28-30

The Central Coast Writers Conference is an essential annual destination for literary lovers, writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year writers join our community for three days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to our staff.

2017 conference features over 60 presenters offering screenwriting & literary workshops, panels, critiques, keynotes, and craft lectures. Along with new writers, CCWC hosts established authors, journalists, and literary organizations from around the state. One of the keynotes will be in conjunction with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival with Academy Award winner for Dead Poet's Society, Tom Schultz. All WNBA-LA members receive $50 off the full conference price with the code "writers" at checkout. Buy your tickets here.

Email questions to [email protected].



October is National Reading Group Month. Celebrate the joy of reading!

Join WNBA/LA for a panel discussion at Skylight Books on October 11th at 7p.m. with critically-acclaimed authors Siel Ju (CAKE TIME), Abbi Waxman (THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS), and Gabrielle Zevin (YOUNG JANE YOUNG).

This event is free and open to all and we have some great giveaways for the first 5 people to show up! Don't forget to sign up on Facebook if you're coming!