The Judy Lopez Memorial Award

Judy Lopez, one of the founding members of the LA chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, enjoyed a special enjoyment and love for children’s literature.  Judy passed away at a young age and the Judy Lopez Memorial Award was created to memorialize her love and passion for children’s literature as well as the impact she made on her community.  Recently, the LA WNBA Chapter has partnered with Judy’s sister-in-law, Joan Slottow, who will be continuing the award in Judy’s memory.

The Judy Lopez Memorial Award is an annual award presented to an outstanding U.S. children’s book published in the previous year.  Several additional books will be honored along with the medal winning selection.  This year’s event will be held on September 15th from 1-4pm, at the Culver Hotel in Culver City. 

This experience is not to be missed, so be sure to purchase your event tickets soon and be part of the experience.  Tea and sparkling wine will be served, as we celebrate this year’s winners of the 2019 Lopez Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature

Date:  Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time:  1 to 4 p.m.
Place: The Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Boulevard, Culver City CA 90232
Cost:  $48 via check or $50 thru PayPal
What:  Afternoon tea and sparkling wine to meet and celebrate the winners of the 2019 Judy Lopez Memorial Award (winners to be announced the end of July).  No host bar also available.


Join us on May 4th for another informative workshop with Marilyn Atlas. Learn how to pitch your work to agents, publishers, producers and more! It’s never to early or too late to format or revise your pitch. Book your spot before May for our early bird pricing!

When: Saturday, May 4th – 2pm to 4pm
Where: 5121 Van Nuys Blvd suite 300a (third floor), Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Price: Members $25 • Non-members $35 (purchase below)

Marilyn’s advice has been life-changing for many, helping land them agents and sell their work! You could be next!

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LA Times Festival of Books

Promote Your Latest Book at The LA Times Festival of Books

Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world-renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest books and storytelling event in the United States.

Join WNBA-LA, as we celebrate our author members and the literary culture of Los Angeles.

Saturday, April 13th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Each author will have a 2-hour time slot to promote and sell their books.

The prices are as follows:

• WNBA-LA Members $100 exhibit one day (Two Hours)
• Non-WNBA-LA Members $125.00 exhibit one day (Two Hours)
• WNBA-LA Members $175 exhibit two days (Two Hours per day)
• Non- WNBA-LA Members $225.00  exhibit two days (Two Hours per day)

If you don’t have a book no worries, you can come help out at the booth as we will need several volunteers to assist with running the booth.

There are only a few slots available!

1. Pay for your time slot below
2. Fill out the exhibitor contract – download here
3. Email completed contract to:
4. You will be contacted by WNBA-LA to confirm your scheduled time
5. Share with your readers on all social media channels!

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Join Our New Writing Critique Group

Join WNBA-LA’s Member-only writing and critique group.

• Sunday March 3, 2019 11am-1pm
• Sunday March 17, 2019 11am-1pm
• Sunday March 31, 2019 11am-1pm

Demitasse – 135 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

• Bring up to 10 pages of a creative writing piece for other members to review and offer insights, thoughts or suggestions.
• Don’t forget your laptop. If time permits we can do some writing together.
• Non members can enjoy one free session.

Open Board Meeting

Open Board Meeting and WNBA LA Member Appreciation Networking Event – January 26, 2019

Join us for an open board meeting followed by a membership networking celebration. We’ll be discussing potential event and programming opportunities for the year as well as ways that members can become more involved on the board and event committees. If you have ideas or proposals for programming make sure to attend the open meeting which starts promptly at noon! Please RSVP below.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 12-1pm
4500 Park Granada, Calabasas, CA 91302 –RSVP HERE / DONATE NOW

Plus…MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION AND NETWORKING EVENTAfter the open meeting we will be networking to start 2019 right with new connections to kick your year off! What better way to have an amazing year ahead than making connections with like-minded lit lovers? Come have some snacks and drinks with us as we CELEBRATE YOU! We will also allow members to take the floor and introduce themselves, their work and upcoming calendar of events for their own businesses and books. This is a great way to get everyone excited about who you are and what you do as well as support other members!

This event is FREE! FREE! FREE! But please RSVP to attend!
 Donations are always appreciated!

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 2 – 4pm
Where: 4500 Park Granada, Calabasas, CA 91302RSVP HERE / DONATE NOW