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WLN Book Club

The Women’s Leadership Network welcomes all women to join the Book Club! The book club meets twice a semester to allow everyone time to read the book. Meetings will be held at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak Street in Downtown Conway. This venue provides a laid back and relaxing environment to enjoy discussion and comradery with other women. Bring your book and a favorite snack or drink and join the club. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Readings and Meeting Dates

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021 – Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab, facilitated by Leslie Zorwick, 6 pm, UCA Downtown | REGISTER


Past Readings

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021Bridgerton, Netflix Series produced by Shonda Rhimes based on Julia Quinn’s novel, The Duke and I, facilitated by Leslie Zorwick, 6 pm, UCA Downtown | REGISTER

For our Bridgerton discussion, the only requirement is that you’ve seen some (but, hopefully all) of the Bridgerton TV series on Netflix.

If interested, you can read one (or all) of these short articles (about 30 minutes total), all of which discuss stereotypes of the romance genre and will be helpful for our discussion:

  1. Romance Novels Might Be Some Of The Most Rebellious Books You Can Read Right Now by E. Ce Miller
  2. Never Judge a Smithie by her Cover: Sarah MacLean on the Romance Genre by Chichi Tsai
  3. I Avoided Romance Novels for Years and Now I’m Hooked by Mandy Shunnarah

If interested in reading the book that the first season of Bridgerton is based on, you can check out The Duke and I by Julia Quinn but its not required for discussion.



Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
March 31, 2020

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown is the ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. She writes that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable. It’s learning and practice that requires brave work, tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Buy the book and join us for reflection.

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
January 21, 2020

Say ‘Yes’ to Using Your Voice, say ‘Yes’ to your weight, say ‘Yes’ to saying ‘No’, say ‘Yes’ to real friendships, say ‘Yes’ to love and say ‘Yes’ to this book and join us for discussion.






Dig Where You Are by Dr. Nan Doyal
November 4, 2019
The author, Dr. Nan Doyal, came to UCA to facilitate this bookclub event. If you missed it, it’s a good read.  Learn more…
In her book Dig Where You Are,  Doyal introduces us to seven men and women who have solved some of the biggest challenges facing our societies today. Their stories are entertaining, heart-breaking, inspiring and at their core, empowering. From the slums of Mumbai, the villages of Tibet and northeast Thailand, the inner cities of Philadelphia and San Francisco, and a ghetto outside Stockholm, Dig Where You Are tells of an artist, a surgeon, a teacher, a criminologist, an economist, a community organizer, and a general physician each of whom saw a way beyond suffering and injustice, took responsibility for the well being of others and ended up transforming lives and communities across the world.

Join us at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak Street in Downtown Conway for our book club meetings. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. Come as you are having read or not read the book. All book club discussions are lead by Dr. Leslie Zorwick, Chair, Department of Psychology.