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Women's National Book Association Washington, DC, Chapter

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) is a nonprofit professional association of women and men who work with and value books. The organization was founded in 1917. The Washington, DC, chapter was established in 1978. WNBA, whose purposes are both educational and charitable, promotes reading and literacy, and supports the role of women in the community of the book. A volunteer board of directors manages chapter business and coordinates chapter activities. Download a brochure to learn more.

Our Members

Our members include publishers, writers, editors, librarians, booksellers, agents, designers, illustrators, marketing and promotions professionals, book and magazine producers, production specialists, teachers, and others.

Click here to download a membership application and join WNBA today!

Programs and Networking Opportunities

The Washington, DC, chapter hosts monthly events for members and other professionals in publishing and allied fields. Admission to programs is free for members, $10 for non-members/guests.

A list of upcoming programs for the 2016-2017 year is available on our Events page. If you're interested in working on one of our programs, we could use the help!

Did You Know?

WNBA promotes our members' achievements — let us know about yours! Whether you've had a memoir accepted for publication, or you've won a short story contest, or you've gotten a new job, we'd like to share your success with our membership.

We're spicing up Signature with very short poems we can sprinkle wherever they fit. If you have one, please send it to SignatureWNBA [at] for consideration.

 :: Upcoming Events

WNBA Fall Brunch
Sunday, Sept. 18, 12:30-3:00 pm
Member's home in Chevy Chase, MD

National Reading Group Month Event with Author Jane Allison
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 pm
Kramerbooks, Dupont Circle

 :: Join the Board
WNBA-DC needs your help to keep the chapter going. If you are interested in serving on the board or assisting with programming, please contact the Leadership Committee.

Last updated: 8/29/16