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Join the Women's National Book Association for their National Reading Group Month.
Beatriz Williams, author of COCOA BEACH
Ellen Meeropol, author of KINSHIP OF CLOVER
Laurel Davis Huber, author of THE VELVETEEN DAUGHTER
About the Readers:
A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.
Laurel Davis Huber grew up in Rhode Island and Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Smith College. She has worked as a corporate newsletter editor, communications director for a botanical garden, high school English teacher, and senior development officer for both New Canaan Country School and Amherst College. She has studied with the novelist and short-story writer Leslie Pietrzyk (the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize winner for This Angel on My Chest) and has participated in several writing residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. She and her husband split their time between New Jersey and Maine.
Ellen Meeropol is the author of two previous novels, House Arrest and On Hurricane Island, as well as Carry it Forward, a dramatic program about the Rosenberg Fund for Children. A former nurse practitioner and part-time bookseller, Ellen is fascinated by characters balanced on the fault lines between political turmoil and human connection. Her short fiction and essay publications include Bridges, DoveTales, Pedestal, Rumpus, Portland Magazine and The Writers Chronicle. Ellen is a founding member of Straw Dog Writers Guild and lives in western Massachusetts.
About WNBA: Since its founding in 1954, the Boston Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association has worked to bring together women and men from all different segments of the book world – publishing professionals, reading groups, writers, academics, and anyone else who loves books – by providing a range of events that aim to educate, entertain, and inspire. The WNBA-Boston also seeks to promote equality in the world of arts and letters by helping mentor young women interested in writing and publishing and by raising awareness of the professional challenges still extant for women striving to enter the business of books.
About NRGM: Launched in 2007, WNBA’s National Reading Group Month initiative aims to foster and encourage the same values promoted by reading groups around the globe: camaraderie and an appreciation of literature and reading as conduits for transmitting culture and advancing civic engagement.