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National Book Festival

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 5, 10am - 10pm
WHERE: Washington Convention Center
COST: Free and open to the public!

The theme of this year's festival is "I Cannot Live Without Books," and we bet many of you feel the same way. Check out the festival's website at for more information, including details about attending authors, the festival schedule, directions, general information, and more.

As in past years, they need volunteers. If you would like to spend a few hours assisting at the book festival, contact Faye Levin at [email protected]. Note that any volunteers must attend a mandatory briefing session on Sept. 1st, 3rd, or 4th to participate.


Annual Fall Networking Brunch

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 13, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
WHERE: Home of Mary Levering (RSVP to receive the address)
COST: Free if you bring a dish to share, otherwise it's $10 at the door (cash or check only)
RSVP: By Sept. 11 to [email protected]

Join us for our annual Fall Networking Brunch. It's a chance to catch up with old friends and make some new friends. How does it work? After brunching, we will gather for our Round Robin: each attendee has the floor for announcement of a job hunt, recent endeaveor/success, job opportunity, whatever you'd like to share.

If you bring a dish to share, also include a 3x5 card listing the ingredients. The chapter provides the plates, cutlery, and beverages.

This year, if you refer someone to WNBA who goes on to become a member, we'll give you a $10 Starbucks card (it's up to you whether you want to share it with your referral or not). So go on and bring someone to the brunch who you think would enjoy and/or benefit from being part of WNBA-DC!

National Reading Group Month Event

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at 5:45pm
WHERE: Afterwords Cafe in Kramerbooks (Dupont Circle, Washington DC)
COST: Free and open to the public! (Note: There will be a members-only meet and greet prior to the public event)

WNBA-DC is celebrating National Reading Group Month with a presention by Elisabeth Egan, Books editor at Glamour Magazine at Kramerbooks, which is hosting the event. She released her debut novel, A Window Opens, through Simon and Shuster. We plan to set up a members-only meeting with Elisabeth Egan at the bookstore before her presentation, so stay tuned for more details.

We're always looking for volunteers to help plan events. If you're interested in helping with this event or want to help plan a future event, contact us at WNBAinfoDC [at]

More on WNBA Upcoming Events

WNBA/Washington hosts monthly events for Washington, D.C. metropolitan area professionals in publishing and allied fields. Held between September and June, our events, workshops, and programs provide opportunities for networking and professional growth. Monthly programs address topics of interest to our members, from the craft of writing and the business of publishing to professional development, freelancing, and literacy promotion. Programs are organized by members of the chapter board, specifically the program co-chairs, as well as other member volunteers. WNBA also offers small-group gatherings that meet regularly throughout the year for informal networking and socializing.

If you are interested in working on any of these programs, we would love the help! Contact any board member to get involved.


Event Archives

A full list of program titles dating back to 1998, as well as photos for select events, are available on the Event Archive page.


Last updated 8/15/15