Archives for January 2017

Boston Chapter Celebrates Its Authors

The Boston Chapter’s celebrated members’ books published in 2016 at its annual party, which featured brief readings that resonated with the civil rights challenges facing the country, including a transgender woman’s memoir, poetry about the early eugenics movement, and an essay about same-sex marriage. Some attendees came directly from a downtown Boston rally where tens […]

NWU Members 2017 Goals

As 2017 gets up to speed, it’s time for us to set our intentions. So we asked members for their goals for the year. Here’s what they shared: David Hill: I’m going to finish my manuscript, turn it in to my editor, and get back to working on freelance projects again. My book is called The […]

NWU at Women’s March on Washington

About 50 members of the National Writers Union and our friends and family rose before dawn on January 21. We put on our pussy hats—or reasonable facsimile thereof—and climb aboard a fleet of UAW buses that formed a caravan from New York City down to the Women’s March on Washington. We demonstrated in support of […]

A Search Engine is Your Best Friend

Perhaps you could write an article or a book without using a search engine, although I don’t see how—or why. If you use facts that are less incontrovertible than the sun rising each morning, you must verify them to avoid potential litigation. But that’s only the beginning. After you complete your work and set out […]

NorCal Chapter Member Has 3 Contest Wins

Northern California chapter member Lizette Wanzer has been named a prize winner in three different categories of the Keats Soulmaking Literary Competition: *Creative Non-Fiction *Religious Essay *Intercultural Essay The awards event is Sunday, March 5th, at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

NWU is on Women’s Marches from Coast to Coast

NEW YORK “On Election Day, I went in my room and cried. Ever since, I’ve been feeling depressed and scared. I was going to bring my daughter today, but I was scared and kept her at home. But after today, I feel hopeful and confident again.” That’s what one woman, a member of a small […]

Preparándonos para los ataques de Trump contra la prensa

    El Sindicato Nacional de Escritores NWU trabaja de cerca con otras organizaciones de escritores para desarrollar una estrategia para combatir las acciones hostiles que la administración de Trump tiene hacia la libertad de prensa y el derecho de los ciudadanos a estar informados. La primera conferencia de prensa del secretario de prensa de […]

Preparing for Trump’s Attacks on the Press

NWU is working more closely with other writers’ groups to develop a strategy to combat the Trump Administration’s hostility towards a free press and the public’s right to know. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s opening press briefing, where he attacked the media and took no questions, and Kellyanne Conway’s theory of “Alternative Facts” are […]

Communication Workers of America Has a Job Opening for a Data Specialist

Communications Workers of America is on the lookout for a new data specialist. While this position requires more technical skills than craftiness with a pen, an ability to effectively communicate is a must! Plus you will be using your talents to advance the cause of unions and workers. This job opening is for someone with […]