Countdown to October 4, 2020: Meet the Judy Lopez Memorial Award Authors

Fast Facts:

Kate Allen grew up in Massachusetts; Once convinced a grocery store clerk she had a baby brother named Bimbo; Won the Writing Contest in senior year; Likes to cook; Always keeps a journal in her bag; When she was a child, a magician told her someday she would be an interior decorator but she was sure she would be a doctor…turns out they were both wrong.

The Line Tender: Inspired by a closeup view of a shark at age 19.

Be sure to look for us on October 4th at 2pm for the Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature celebrating authors Jen Wang, Kate Allen, Cynthia Kadohata and Jason Reynolds!

On Oct. 4th visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/WNBALACHAPTER

Visit the Awards webpage for more info.

Just Days Away, So Cal Readers!

Be sure to join us this Tuesday for the first meeting of our book club, So Cal Readers, lead by the amazing book blogger and chapter Vice-president,  Jennifer Holmes.

September’s book of the month is “The Woman in Red” by Diana Giovinazzo.

Each month we will be reading a book by a local author and spotlighting their favorite indie bookstore.

Remember, So Cal Readers is only open to current WNBA-LA members, so join if you haven’t yet, and get ready to talk books!

For more info on the event, please visit our WNBA-LA facebook page.

WNBA Writing Contest Now Open!

The 2020 WNBA Writing Contest is now open!

Do you want to show the world your writing? Does the chance to win a cash prize and to get published excite you?

Then enter the 2020 WNBA Writing Contest!

We want to read your creative writing. You can enter your work in four categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, flash prose, and poetry.

WNBA members receive a 25% discount on the submission fee, so join or renew now!

For more information, please visit the WNBA Writing Contest Page.

Countdown to October 4, 2020: Meet the Judy Lopez Memorial Award Authors

Fast Facts:

Honor Author Jen Wang

Jen Wang, Co-founder and organizer for Comic Arts LA; Born in Bay Area; Winner of the 2019 Eisner Award; Works on one book at a time; An avid library-goer as a child; Angeleno; Loves Manga

On Stargazing: Opposites attract. Middle school divides.

Be sure to look for us on October 4th at 2pm for the Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature celebrating authors Jen Wang, Kate Allen, Cynthia Kadohata and Jason Reynolds!

On Oct. 4th visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/WNBALACHAPTER

Bel Canto Books: Indie Bookstore of the Month

Each month, So Cal Readers (WNBA-LA’s reading group) will be exploring a book written by a local author, who will in turn share with us their favorite independent bookstore.  Our September Book is The Woman in Red” by Diana Giovinazzo.  Be sure to join WNBA-LA so you don’t miss out on the So Cal Readers monthly reading group (2nd Tuesday of the month).

 

Diana nominated Bel Canto Books as one of her favorite indie bookstores.  When asked why she loves Bel Canto Books, she said,

 

 

 

“What I love about Bel Canto is that Jhoanna always has a smile on her face and new books to discover. Likewise, if there is a book that she doesn’t have she’s willing to get it for me. I certainly can’t help but swing by for a new book and a plant.”

Stop by Bel Canto Books and see Jhoanna’s smiling face for yourself!

 

REMINDER TO ALL WNBA-LA MEMBERS:  Please make sure you have renewed your membership for the current year!