New York Events: July 25 NYC Poetry Festival; and A Labor Movement Rally

Calling all poets and activists to check out the two Union related events taking place on July 25, 2015 in New York this weekend!  The NYC Poetry Festival and the Verizon Rally are opportunities to express creativity and solidarity with like-minded people and move the organization forward.   ANNUAL NYC POETRY FESTIVAL Date/Time: July 25 […]

The QBR 2015 Phyllis Wheatley Book Award Program Winners

Max Rodriguez, publisher and founder of the Quarterly Black Book Review (QBR) and the Harlem Book Fair, presented a culturally enlightening and creatively inspiring literary event with the 14th Annual Phyllis Wheatley Book Award Program. The evening began with a reception for the author finalists that included an interview by program host Sheila E. Anderson, author of […]

CUNY Seeking to Honor Labor Activist Alums

Each year, the LaGuardia/Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College publishes on behalf of the City University a calendar to a wide distribution. This coming year they want to feature those alumni of CUNY colleges who went on to serve the labor movement as leaders, staff, and activists. “We would like to identify all those leaders, […]

The New York Times Interviews Playwright and Author Calvin Ramsey

National Writers Union (NWU) member Calvin Alexander Ramsey, playwright and author, was interviewed by Michael T. Luongo of The New York Times about his work, “The Green Book.” Read the interview here- Calvin A. Ramsey on How Black Travel Has Changed Since Jim Crow. The Green Book,” Calvin’s first work, was produced as a two-act play in […]

Two Members are Finalists for the Harlem Book Fair/ Phyllis Wheatley Book Awards

NWU Authors Jo Anne Meekins and Malik Canty are among the finalist in the annual Harlem Book Fair/ Phyllis Wheatley Book Awards Program for their respective titles, “How To Uncover, Heal & Release Painful Life Experiences” (Nonfiction) and “Tears For My Ancestors” (Poetry).  The event will take place at Columbia University’s Miller Theater, Broadway at West […]

NEWS FROM THE PUBLISHING WORLD

This news listing contains the titles, bylines and links to information from, for and about writers. Send news articles of writer-related interests to info@nwuny.org… ‘Serial,’ Podcasting’s First Breakout Hit, Sets Stage for More – Sarah Koenig’s serial Podcast is engaging the public. To read, click here… Feasting on the Language that Breaks and Binds – Writing Across Borders Conference 2014 […]

World Press Freedom Day Event: Finding Security in Unsafe Passages​

Gain an insider’s view of international efforts to promote freedom of the press and to end impunity for crimes against journalists at the World Press Freedom Day event “Finding Security in Unsafe Passages​.” The event will be held at the United Nations on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 3 – 6 pm, and is organized by the International […]