WNBA-LA is proud to introduce our new Vice President, Debra Eckerling.Goal-setting expert Debra Eckerling is the author of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning & Achieving Your Goals and founder of the D*E*B METHOD. Debra helps individuals and businesses figure out what they want and how to get it through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and online support. She is also the founder of the Write On Online community for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs, as well as the host of #GoalChat on Twitter and #GoalChatLive on Facebook.A long-time communications expert and speaker, Debra has led workshops for the Los Angeles and San Francisco chapters, as well as SoCal groups, such as the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, SoCal Science Writers, and IWOSC, among others, She joined WNBA-LA last year, and quickly became webinar coordinator.
Don’t miss WNBA-LA’s amazing events to come! Pencil the dates into your calendar and sign up while there are still tickets available!
Join us on March 31st at 6pm for the next event in our Conversations with Authors Series.
Historical Fiction has long been the modem for exploring women’s history.
In honor of Women’s History Month, chapter President Diana Giovinazzo (Author of “The Woman in Red”) will moderate a panel of amazing historical fiction authors:
Greer Mcallister ( “The Magician’s Lie,” “Girl in Disguise,” “Woman 99,” and “The Arctic Fury”)
Lauren Wilig (“Sisters,” “The Summer Country,” “The English Wife,” and more)
Weina Randel (“The Moon in the Palace” and “The Empress of Bright Moon”)
But wait, there’s more! WNBA-LA calls all Kid Lit readers and writers to gather (virtually) for the Kid Lit Virtual Book Club Kickoff on April 3rd at 12pm.
Each month, the Kid Lit Committee will select one book to read for each club (Young and Teen) at the beginning of the month. At the end of the month, we will meet to discuss themes, craft, and other topics specific to kid lit.
Don’t miss it! For more information, visit the Facebook event here.
The LA chapter of the Women’s National Book Association is honored to host a Black History Month panel on February 24, 2021, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. The panel discussion titled, “Beyond the Diversity Question: The Future of Black Lit,” will be hosted by Angela Shanté, our NEW Diversity Chair.
This event is free for members and non-members.
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Angela Shanté is an Award-winning author, elementary education teacher, writer, and poet. Angela grew up in New York City where she fell in love with words and teaching. She received a Master’s in Elementary Education with a focus on curriculum/literacy and later went back to school to receive an MFA in Creative Writing. In addition to her writing, Angela is an education content writer/editor and curriculum consultant.
Interested in helping with diversity initiatives? Please reach out to Angela directly at Angelajohnson.WNBA@gmail.com.
Join WNBA-LA as we dig deep into Black History Month with Beyond The Diversity Question: The Future of Black Lit.
About the book:
Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the estate’s medicine woman and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.
She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.
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This event is free to WNBA-LA members
Join us: Wednesday, February 17th @6pm
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The Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas, focus on issues, network, and support the local book community. In an effort to advance knowledge of the world of book publishing and related fields, we welcome, encourage, and educate people from all areas of the book industry, particularly women.
Did you forget to submit your writing? Have no fear, the deadline has been extended! Be sure to join WNBA-LA, members receive a discounted entry fee!