SPOUSES OF U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES & guests: L-R Sue Patterson,
President, American Lawyers Alliance, Maureen Scalia, Mary Ann Kennedy,
Joann Breyer—and featured speaker Janice Law and Janet Bullinger, luncheon
program chair; at Congressional Country Club. Law spoke about founding American Women Writers National Museum. The annual event is sponsored
by National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary.
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KEN BURNS, Documentary Film Maker Extraordinaire, chats with AWWNM founder Janice Law at the
National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Author Law is a member. Both lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan around the same time period.
Janice Law, AWWNM Founder, with Dana Gioia, past director, National
Endowment for the Arts, who spoke on his new book: Pity the Beautiful.
His presentation was sponsored by AWWNM.
PAULA KERGER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM with
AWWNM founder Janice Law, at the Ken Burns Event at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Mar 27 - Interview with Poet Dana Gioia Presentation
Legendary American woman songwriter Carole King, right,
chats with AWWNM Founder Janice Law after King’s
appearance on WAMU radio, the NPR affiliate in D.C.
Carole King’s new book is A Natural Woman: A Memoir.
Janice Law visits with best-seller, veteran biographer Kitty Kelley (left) about writing and research
L-R: AWWNM Founder Janice Law meets with
Latina poets Dr. Ada Vilageliu-Diaz, Neida Perez, and Carmen Calatayud to plan a
January 29, 2013 event featuring poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths. (For details see Events & Calendar.)
Nov 2020 - March 2021 Stroll (virtually) in Emily Dickinson’s Garden!
Jan 13th 2021 -
Eudora Welty Can Sure Tell a Fine Story!
Feb 10th -
women as "visible Stars" in early tv
mar 10th -
NELLIE BLY: PIONEER OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Nan Simpson "Your Laura Ingalls Wilder speakers were excellent; well-versed in heir respective crafts and well-equipped to answer wide ranging questions. Thank you for planning and producing such a valuable resource for us all."
Ellen Frankel, Librettist "Words & Music by Note-Worthy Women was a truly memorable AWWNM event, especially giving panelists like me a chance to meet each other, and meet you! May your efforts to establish this museum bear fertile fruit. Thanks for the opportunity to share our (musical) work with others."
AWWNM HOSTS LIBRETTISTS & COMPOSERS: Words & Music by Note-Able Women: L-R Frances McKay,
Ellen Frankel, AWWNM founder Janice Law, Janet Peachy, Tamara Cashour,
at AWWNM panel.
Lights! CAMERA! – SRO crowd schmoozes at Screenwriters panel. See MORE Screenwriters photos on AWWNM’s Awesome speakers page.
SMILING w/EMILY D : L-R Emily Dickinson Scholar Martha Nell Smith;
Janice Law, AWWNM Founder; Dickinson Scholar Nelly Lewis Lambert; and
Rosemary Plakas, Curator of Rare Americana at the Library of Congress,
at AWWNM event on the American Poet.
LAURA INGALLS WILDER : Speakers professor Michelle McClellan (seated left) who is completing a book on Wilder sites and
Professor Angie Chuang, (at podium) detail how fiction creates our sense of “home.”
AWWNM Into 8th Year!!
David P. Lambert, Senior Vice President, Publicity, New York Stock Exchange (1977-1999) “Content, panelists, organization of poet Emily Dickinson program was stem to stern World Class. Beautifully done! I usually find something to criticize about everything. But I couldn’t find anything to criticize about your AWWNM event! It was perfect!”
Jennifer Ziegler, Program Director; Writers League of Texas, Austin “When I receive delightful email invites to your fabulous D.C. programs, I want to lasso D.C. and yank it closer to Austin! I want to hop a chopper and fly to D.C. to attend AWWNM’s high quality programs!”
Connie Armstrong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Center for the Book "As a result of AWWNM's 50-state Project, in which Oklahoma CFB cosponsored a D.C. program, premier women writers across America are garnering attention on a national stage! Keep up the good work Janice! Thank you! ".
John Paul Myrick, Development Director
West Virginia Library Commission
"As a result of your exhaustive efforts, West Virginia women writers received much-needed national recognition. The West Virginia Center for the Book was very proud to work with AWWNM in the 50-state Project! ".
Dr. Thomas Staley, Director,
University of Texas, Austin: "Participating as speaker in an
was a great
pleasure. I enjoyed speaking
with the intelligent and engaging individuals who attended.
I am very impressed with
AWWNM's broad range
programs and activities".
AWWNM FUNDRAISER: L-R: Board member Anne Wakefield, jewelry model Margery Sinclair, Janice Law, store assistant manager Anajanee Sanders, and supporter Melinda Machado at 2019 gala fundraiser in Kendra Scott store, Georgetown.
Larry Guthrie, law librarian;
(on 50-state Project program): "I often gauge
Oklahoma events in D.C.
if they make you feel you
are in Oklahoma again. This
was a wonderful
comments were so professional,
and the AWWNM program had such
depth and professional structure."
Jaydee Pope, 2012
AWWNM summer intern: "I've discovered that American
have affected every
facet of the literary world,
media and general entertainment.
been fascinated by
literature. But never did I
stop to consider how much my
everyday life is
enriched by the
work of these women.
Discovering that American women
responsible for my
favorite television shows,
news articles and even nursery
rhymes has given
me a new-found
respect not only for their work,
but for their legacy as well".
Melinda Machado, D.C. Public Relations Executive "Thanks for getting me out of the office and into a wonderful (January 29) AWWNM cultural experience.".
PULITZER WINNER EDNA FERBER’S GRAND NIECE: Playwright Julie Gilbert, (center),
holds her biography of her Great Aunt Edna Ferber, about whom Gilbert spoke in an
October, 2015 presentation to the American Women Writers National Museum.
Her husband Bob is on her right. To her left is Janice Law, AWWNM founder.
Elizabeth Smith Brownstein "I’ve been utterly delighted by AWWNM programs whose presentations, particularly on Emily Dickinson, are so brilliant, stimulating and fascinating. Thank you for including me in your invitations. I congratulate you, Janice, on your panache, persistence and your passion.".
(left) Marilyn Geewax, National Business Editor, National Public Radio, October, 2016 AWWNM Speaker at National Press Club (with Janice Law).
HONORING NORA: NYTimes best-selling Nora Roberts, left, has authored more than 190 books, which have sold in excess of 400 million copies worldwide! Janice Law, right, visits about American Women Writers National Museum.
HAPPY 3rd Anniversary AWWNM! L-R Janice Law, founder; Christopher Reich of IMLS, and Patricia Krider of First Ladies Museum at February 4, 2015 celebration.
LAW AS FEATURED AUTHOR- Jeff Marcus, 1st Asst. Stte Atty,
Janice Law, former ASA, and Dorothy Klein, director, Broward
County Florida Library Foundation at a Jan 12, 2016 BLF event.
Janeen Solberg, manager of Nora Roberts’ bookstore, explains marketing of romance novels. See photo on Book Faces page
AMERICAN GIRL – Author of American Girl books, Valerie Tripp (in turquoise) with AWWNM
founder Janice Law (in pink) with guests and dolls at Oct. 8, 2014 AWWNM presentation.
Janice Law with AWWNM Board of Directors member Helen Hester Ossa at Nora Roberts 2015 event.
CNN FILMS AWWNM: Val Willingham, CNN Producer, (right), works with CNN cameraman filming
AWWNM panel program. See more photos on Media: CNN WP NYT page.
For a listing of women who've won a Pulitzer Prize, click here.
AWWNM was incorporated in D.C. on Oct. 12, 2010 by attorney Janice Law. IRS has approved AWWNM as a tax exempt charity. All contributions are tax deductible. For further information, email: AWWNM1@gmail.com