Upcoming events

    • April 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Upper East Side
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    Join the WNBA-NYC Chapter 
    at our annual members-only
    Spring Brunch!

    Sunday, April 7th
    1:00PM - 3:00PM

    Relax, socialize, and enjoy great food with fellow chapter members! Held at the home of a long-time chapter member on NYC's Upper East Side (address given upon RSVP).

    As always, our Spring Brunch is potluck-style. Please let us know what you would like to bring for everyone to enjoy, or volunteer to help with clean-up!

    • April 27, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Lower East Side/Various Locations
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    Unlock your inner detective and join fellow book lovers Saturday afternoon for a scavenger hunt hosted by Search Party* and WNBA! Your team will be given a map to solve puzzles and discover up to ten unnamed locations in the Lower East Side. Each stop celebrates women and fits one of three themes (female-run business, literary, or landmark), which will be color-coded on your map and stamped upon completion. Teams are encouraged to adventure at your own pace and enjoy a drink with all participants at the hunt’s finale.  

    Prizes will be given for most locations visited, most creative team name, and more!

    *Search Party is a custom scavenger hunt start-up co-founded by two book publishing professionals.

    • May 09, 2019


    Check back soon for more details on agents and registration.

    • May 11, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Marlton Hotel 5 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
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    The Ladies Who Brunch will discuss Lost Children Archive!

    A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera--the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where the ghosts of Geronimo and Cochise might still linger. The father, a sound documentarist, hopes to gather an "inventory of echoes" from this historic, mythic place. The mother, a radio journalist, becomes consumed by the news she hears on the car radio, about the thousands of children trying to reach America but getting stranded at the southern border, held in detention centers, or being sent back to their homelands, to an unknown fate.

    But as the family drives farther west--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, unforgettable adventure--both in the harsh desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.

    Told through the voices of the mother and her son, as well as through a stunning tapestry of collected texts and images--including prior stories of migration and displacement--Lost Children Archive is a story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. Blending the personal and the political with astonishing empathy, it is a powerful, wholly original work of fiction: exquisite, provocative, and deeply moving.

    Discuss Valeria Luiselli's just-released novel Lost Children Archive with other members over brunch! 

    This reading group is only open to WNBA-NYC members, and is moderated by Jill Wisoff. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

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