Lowenberg Published in Poetry Journal

NWU member Zigi Lowenberg’s poem, “The Ridiculous Optimism of the Daffodil,” was published in Rabbit and Rose, an online poetry journal. A poet, performer, and co-leader in the seminal jazzpoetry ensemble, UpSurge! Lowenberg lives with her husband and creative partner in Harlem and Oakland. Follow her @ZigarinaZigi and learn more at upsurgejazz. Here is Lowenberg’s […]

Killens Review Accepts Submissions through June 17

The Killens Review of Arts & Letters is currently accepting submissions for the Fall/ Winter 2016 Issue,  which has the theme, “Embracing Difference.”  The submission deadline is June 17. The journal is seeking submissions of fiction, short stories, creative nonfiction, book reviews, essays, art, poetry, interviews, and memoir,  in which black writers and artists create […]

NY Chapter’s Lit Conference a Success

The National Writers Union’s Fifth Annual New York conference was a wonderful success.  In spite of frigid temperatures, the event was well attended and widely appreciated. “The content of the program and energy of the writers who attended bodes well for the future of the chapter and the union as a whole,” said NWU President Larry Goldbetter. The […]

Garrett Robinson is Back with More Performances of Letters to Zoey

After traveling to Boston, in January, to perform excerpts of his musical at the American Library Conference Mid-Winter Convention, Garrett Robinson is back in New York City with three more performances of Letters to Zoey in Midtown this March.  Check out a video clip:   John Chatterton is producing the performances in the Midtown International Theatre Festival – […]

Author Calvin Ramsey Reads at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library

Author Calvin Alexander Ramsey read his story of a girl named Ruth, during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Special Storytime at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library.  In the story, Ruth helps her family navigate the Jim Crow South using the Negro Motorist’s Green Book (published in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Hugo Green). This book advised African […]

The National Writers Union’s Fifth Annual New York Conference

Improve your relationship with your typewriter or tablet (pen or pencil) the day before Valentine’s Day. The National Writers Union’s Fifth Annual New York Conference Saturday, February 13, 2016 9 am – 6:30 pm NWU Headquarters 256 West 38th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues), NYC Lure new readers using proven techniques from nationally recognized […]

Free Brooklyn College Teacher’s Certificate Program

The Brooklyn College Teacher’s Program is an AMAZING, grant-funded opportunity for individuals to earn a TESOL certificate at NO COST. Through a generous workforce development grant, Brooklyn College’s American Language Academy will be offering a six-month, intensive program leading to the receipt of the TESOL (Teaching of English as a Second Language) noncredit certificate. Participants who successfully […]

NY Member Timothy Sheard Represents at the Brooklyn Writers Collective

NY member Timothy Sheard did a great job in representing the NY Chapter at the November meeting of the Brooklyn Writers Collective.  The writers were interested in the union’s services and the community of writers that we promote. They also expressed interest in our annual conference. In addition, a lapsed NWU member promised to renew that evening after […]

NWU Poet Raymond Nat Turner Making an Impact with Upsurge! and Beyond

Raymond Nat Turner is a member of the NWU NY Local Steering Committee and NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana West Africa. […]