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2014

Thur, Nov 6

 

SWEET THINGS OF LIFE: LAURA INGALLS WILDER

Dr. Michelle McClellan
Dr. Michelle McClellan

Laura Ingalls Wilder scholar Michelle McClellan will utilize the author’s work to speak on how family memories influence our sense of history. McClellan, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, is completing a book on “Little House” sites across America that were used as a fictional base for literary themes and characters.

All AWWNM programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more details, See News & Updates Page

50-state Project honors women writers from: Idaho, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. For more details, See State-Meant 4 U Page

11:30-noon Meet & Greet
noon-1:00
p.m. Sweet Things of Life: Laura Ingalls Wilder
1:00-1:30
p.m. Questions and Social


Wed, Oct 8

 

The “Girl” behind the American Girl books!

Valerie Tripp
Valerie Tripp

Valerie Tripp, multi award winning, acclaimed author of more than 31 books, including the mega-selling American Girl series featuring historical fiction characters Felicity, Elizabeth, Josephina, Samantha, Nellie, Kit, Ruthie, Emily and Molly, will discuss her work at noon Wed Oct 8 in the McLendon Room of the National Press Club.

All AWWNM programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more details, See News & Updates Page

50-state Project honors women writers from: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine. For more details, See State-Meant 4 U Page

11:30-noon Meet & Greet
noon-1:00
p.m. The “Girl” behind the American Girl books!
1:00-1:30
p.m. Questions and Social


Wed, Sept 17

 

AWWNM’s GONE HOLLYWOOD!
WOMEN SCREENWRITERS: LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION!

Jane Barbara
Jane Barbara
Monica Lee Bellais
Maureen Stack Sappey

Screenwriters Jane Barbara, Monica Lee Bellais, Sabrina McCormick and Maureen Stack Sappey will participate in a noon panel Wed Sept. 17 in the McLendon Room of the National Press Club to discuss their craft and their work in progress.

Monica Lee Bellais
Monica Lee Bellais
Jane Barbara
Sabrina McCormick

All AWWNM programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more details, See News & Updates Page

50-state Project honors women writers from: Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota. For more details, See State-Meant 4 U Page

11:30-noon Meet & Greet
noon-1:00
p.m. Women Screenwriters: Lights Camera Action!
1:00-1:30
p.m. Questions and Social


June/July/August



SUMMER HIATUS!
During June, July & August, AWWNM takes a recess. Exciting programs will resume in September.


Thur, May 22

 

“ALL THE CHANCES OF LIFE”:Katherine Anne Porter

Darlene Unrue
Darlene Unrue
Christine Grogan
Christine Grogan


Jerry Findley

President of the Katherine Anne Porter Society, Dr. Christine Grogan, joins four members of the KAPS Executive Committee at noon, Thursday May 22 to reveal the latest updates on the Texas born Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, poet and novelist who lived in D.C. periodically from 1944-1980.


Christine Hait

Beth Alvarez

All AWWNM programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more details, See News & Updates Page

50-state Project honors women writers from: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine. For more details, See State-Meant 4 U Page

11:30-noon Meet & Greet
noon-1:00
p.m. “ALL THE CHANCES OF LIFE”:KAP
1:00-1:30
p.m. Questions and Social


Wed, Apr 16

 

LAISSEZ LES BON POETRY ROLER!
AWWNM Celebrates National Poetry Month!

Ava Leavell Haymon, current Louisiana Poet Laureate, and Julie Kane, immediate past Poet Laureate, will read from and discuss their work at noon Wed April 16 in the McLendon Room of the National Press Club. Haymon’s work “combines the sensory and spiritual worlds in wild verbal fireworks.” Kane’s work uses “wickedly clever” humor. The duet is co-sponsored with the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana.

L-R -- Julie Kane, Louisiana 2011-2012 Poet Laureate, Janice Law, & Ava Leavell Haymon, 2013-2015 Poet Laureate, autograph their Louisiana listing on AWWNM’s May 2012 Honoree List Poster.

All AWWNM programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more details, See News & Updates Page

50-state Project honors women writers from: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware. For more details, See State-Meant 4 U Page

11:30-noon Meet & Greet
noon-1:00
p.m. LAISSEZ LES BON POETRY ROLER!
1:00-1:30
p.m. Questions and Social


Fri, Mar 28

 

“I CALL WITH ALL MY VOICES”

Jennifer Cognard-Black
Marilyn Nelson
Jennifer Cognard-Black
Lavonda Kay Broadnax

Award-winning writers Marilyn Nelson and Lavonda Kay Broadnax will share the AWWNM stage with separate individual presentations noon Friday March 28, 2014. Nelson, poet laureate emeritus of Connecticut, will read from her work, including “The House on Moscow Street” which includes the phrase in the headline above. Nelson is a 3-time finalist for the National Book Award, and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Lavonda Kay Broadnax, an employee of the Library of Congress and winner of the 2013 Zora Neale Hurston Award, will discuss her project “Selected Work by Civil War Era African American Women”.

All AWWNM programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more details, See News & Updates Page

50-state Project honors women writers from: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and Akansas. For more details, See State-Meant 4 U Page

11:30-noon Meet & Greet
noon-1:00
p.m. “I CALL WITH ALL MY VOICES”
1:00-1:30
p.m. Questions and Social


Wed, Feb 12

 

AWWNM COTTONS TO EXCITING SECOND YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
FIRST LADIES & the MEDIA

Jennifer Cognard-Black
Patricia Krider
Jennifer Cognard-Black
Anita McBride

In celebration of AWWNM’s second year anniversary; at noon Wednesday February 12, distinguished experts will discuss how America’s Presidential spouses dealt with the media. Patricia Krider, executive director of First Ladies Library in Canton, Ohio; and Anita McBride, Chief of Staff for former First Lady Laura Bush, will speak in the McLendon Room of the National Press Club, 13th Floor, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20045. Traditionally, in American culture, second anniversaries are marked by cotton “gifts”—thus the pun in the above headline.

All AWWNM programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more details, See News & Updates Page

50-state Project honors women writers from: Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. For more details, See State-Meant 4 U Page

11:30-noon Meet & Greet
noon-1:00
p.m. AWWNM COTTONS TO EXCITING SECOND YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
FIRST LADIES & the MEDIA
1:00-1:30
p.m. Questions and Social


Wed, Jan 15

 

GHOSTWRITERS: BEHIND THE SCENES

Jennifer Cognard-Black
Nancy Dorman Hickson
Jennifer Cognard-Black
Amanda Rooker

Joyce Winslow

Charlotte Reather

Nancy Dorman Hickson and Amanda Rooker, who specialize in assisting aspiring authors; Joyce Winslow who helps presenters shape their writing, and Charlotte Reather who likes to add a comedic touch to her scriptwriting, will reveal the gamet of ghostwriters’ eclectic projects at a noon Wednesday January 15, 2014 panel at the National Press Club. Speech ghostwriter Sarah Gray will also participate.

The panel program will be noon-1 p.m. Wed Jan 15, in the McLendon Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20045.

All AWWNM programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more details, See News & Updates Page

50-state Project honors women writers from: Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands. For more details, See State-Meant 4 U Page

11:30-noon Meet & Greet
noon-1:00
p.m. Ghostwriters: Behind The Scenes
1:00-1:30
p.m. Questions and Social


American Women Writers National Museum
National Press Club Building
529 14th Street NW, Suite 960-C
Washington, D.C. 20045

info@americanwomenwritersnationalmuseum.org

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