Archives for 2015

Litquake, NWU Partner at SF Fest

On October 11, the Northern California NWU Chapter made its first appearance at San Francisco’s Litquake Festival. We set up our table in the main room, which was nicely situated to observe the main event: “The Bridge Between Fiction and Non: Adam Johnson and T.J. Stiles in Conversation.” Johnson, author of The Orphan Master’s Son, […]

The October Jazz Revolution including the “Black Lives Matter” Suite

Join NWU members John Pietaro, Zigi Lowenberg and others performing for The  October Jazz Revolution on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 from 6 – 10 pm at The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217.  Register Now. 5 SETS IN REVOLT   The October Jazz Revolution including the “Black Lives Matter” Suite Music Now   Music Now! At The Brooklyn Commons The […]

We Are Workers: National Graduate Worker Day of Action

On October 15th, sixteen (and counting) graduate unions across the country will be participating in “We Are Workers: National Graduate Worker Day of Action,” a series of coordinated events aimed at gaining public support for the grad unionization movement and pushing the NLRB to move quickly and in our favor as we work to overturn […]

Banned Books Week

For Banned Books Week—Sept. 27 – Oct 3—the American Library Association released a list of the 10 most frequently challenged books of 2014, citing the reason they’d been ousted. 1) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Reasons: anti-family; cultural insensitivity; drugs/alcohol/smoking; gambling; offensive language; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited for age […]

AKIL’S NEXT STAGE

As you may know, I left the NWU in January in hopes of getting my one-man show up by fall. As the months passed, the pieces did not seem to come together. That’s when I decided to up the stakes and submit my show to two festivals. Money continued to run out with no word […]

Support Member’s Off-Broadway Stage Debut this Tuesday, Oct. 6

Calling all members, family and friends who would support our member’s musical stage debut tomorrow night, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 9 pm… One of the National Writers Union members, Garrett Buhl Robinson, is making a monumental step in his career performing Off-Broadway at Theatre Row! His musical, Letters to Zoey, is based upon his experiences in 1992 […]

No Rubber Stamp for Staples

Staples and the United States Postal Service (USPS) have set up postal counters in the chain’s big box stores, where Staples’ low-paid, minimally trained staff can ship consumer packages. Hundreds of downtown business centers, major malls, and uptown shopping districts now operate with Staples’ “approved shipper program,” a privatization plan that weakens public services and […]

NWU Meets the Zhejiang Provincial Writers Association

New York, January 13 – Today was the second and final meeting between NWU and visiting writers and playwrights from the Zhejiang Provincial Writers Association of China. Today’s meeting was hosted by the CUNY Murphy Institute’s US-China Exchange Project. It was an insightful sharing, where in the advent of globalization, the Chinese people and government […]

DA Receives International Greetings

Greetings from the IFJ President Greetings from National Union of Journalists (NUJ)  Greetings from the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Warm Greetings From The Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) Greetings from Malaysia Greetings from Central Africa Greetings from Helsinki Solidarity Message from the International Federation of Journalists Gender Council  

National Writers Union 2015 DA Resolutions

Resolutions Self-Publishing, Book Contracts State of the Publishing Industry To Develop NWU Member’s Guide to Self-Publishing In Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal In Support of Black Lives Matter In Support of Injured Colombian GM Workers Whereas, self-publishing by NWU members and by authors in general has become an increasingly common, respectable, and potentially profitable form of […]