Join the WNBA or Renew Your Membership
About WNBA Membership
The WNBA has 12 active chapters. All but one are near major cities. The remaining chapter — the Network Chapter — is for anyone who does not live near a chapter city. You can live anywhere and be a National Network Member.
When you join the WNBA, you get access to member benefits including discounts, events, programs, awards, and volunteer opportunities provided by the WNBA’s National organization. The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to the WNBA’s Bookwoman newsletters.
The WNBA’s membership year runs June 1 — May 31.
If you join in April or May, you get those two months free, and then your membership will be valid until May 31 of the following year.
Chapters hold events regularly. All events are currently virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Check with each chapter for upcoming events.
How To Join the WNBA
Click on the name of the chapter you are interested joining. Each chapter has its own membership information, forms, and fees.
Network membership is open to individuals who do not live in, or within easy commuting distance to, one of our chapter cities. Network members enjoy all the benefits of membership. Dues are $40 per year. More information.
How to Renew Your Membership
You may renew your membership at any time. However, unless there are special circumstances that your chapter discloses, you will lose your membership privileges until you renew.
While some chapters have their own methods for renewal, most chapters enable you to renew your membership using the “Join” forms found on their websites.
To renew your Network Membership, simply click on the Network chapter in the list below and fill out the form. You may update any of your contact information at that time.
Find a Chapter to Join
Find a chapter and join the WNBA today to become a part of this century-old literary community!
If you’d like to be a member of one of our local chapters (Boston, Charlotte, Greater Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Metro Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, South Florida, or Washington, DC), then click the button for that chapter below.
Founded in 1954
The Boston chapter is committed to promoting books, literacy, and women’s careers in publishing and allied fields.
President: Annie Stone
“Bringing Book Lovers and Book Professionals Together”
President: Rachel Feldman
Founded in 2015
This chapter brings booklovers together for fun and inspiring events and prides itself on helping to empower vulnerable communities through books and literacy.
President: Cindy Mannon
Founded in 1975
“The Ultimate Resource for the Book Community”
President: Diana Giovinazzo Tierney
Founded in 2017
The Metro Atlanta Chapter welcomes new members in the greater Atlanta area. For more information, the chapter has a Facebook page.
President: Sarah Denham
Founded in 1955
“Connecting the Book Community”
President: Jodi Hughes
Founded in 2011, this chapter is known for its literary events and activism.
This chapter established the Pinckley Prize for Crime Fiction.
President: Andrea Panzeca
Founded in 1917
“Supporting the Community of the Book since 1917”
President: Rachel Slaiman
Founded in 1968
“Women in the World of Words”
President: Elise Marie Collins
Founded in 2015
Active in the Southeast Florida region
President: Andrea Baron
Founded in 1978
“Bringing Book People Together”
President: Tabitha Whissemore
Network Chapter membership is open to individuals who do not live in or within easy commuting distance to one of our local chapters. You can live anywhere to be a member. Dues are $40 per year.
Start a Chapter
If you don’t live anywhere near a chapter city, but you’d to be part of a local chapter, you can start one!
If you are interested in starting a local chapter of WNBA, we suggest becoming a Network Member for a year as a first step.
If you have a group of friends who live near you and would like to start the chapter with you, that’s a great way to begin.
If there are other Network Members who live near you, talk to them about starting a chapter.
To connect with other members in your area, please contact the Membership Chair, Beth Frerking at nationalmembership [at] wnba-books.org. Then review and discuss our New Chapter Instructions.
We hope you’ll join the WNBA today and start enjoying all of the benefits that membership brings.
If you have questions, visit our CONTACT page or email Beth Frerking, National Membership Chair, at nationalmembership [at] wnba-books.org.