SHE JUST KEPT WRITING: The Passing of Susan Carol Hauser

Our sister Susan Carol Hauser could use her pen to wage war, but the writing she most enjoyed nurtured, celebrated, and nudged the world towards change. She died suddenly on July 7 of a brain aneurism at the age of 72. A member since 1986, Susan served the NWU as a contract adviser, Twin Cities’ […]

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 […]

Problems with your book contract? You have options.

Many people have contacted us in the last few years about getting out of book contracts. Maybe they want to self-publish an e-book. Maybe the publisher isn’t promoting their book properly. Maybe their editor left and they’re unhappy with the new cast of characters. If you want out, the first step is to ask. If […]

NY Labor History Association Accepting Article Entries for Journalism Prize

The New York Labor History Association is accepting entries for the Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize. The award is named for Debra Bernhardt, a former head of the Wagner Labor Archives, who helped to document a comprehensive history of our city’s working men and women. The $500 prize will be awarded for the best article or […]

NWU member book chronicles life of illustrious naturalist

In June 2015, NWU member Elizabeth J. Rosenthal‘s  book, Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, is being re-released  in paperback and e-book formats by the Lyons Press, now an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. This book chronicles the life and accomplishments of Roger Tory Peterson, the foremost environmentalist and naturalist of the 20th century.  Besides […]

STAND WITH CHARLESTON

The massacre of parishioners and their pastor in an historic African-American church in Charleston, SC, is just the most recent example of growing racist terror in this country. It brings to mind the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, in 1963. Then, grown men planted a bomb that killed four young […]

A writer’s prolific residency at Virginia Center for Creative Arts

I’m re-entering civilization after a fertile six-week residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. During my stay, I completed both a short-fiction collection, Gelatin Prints, and 75 percent of a series of lyrical essays called Jaywalking. I also read two poetry books and a fiction collection by Ha Jing, whose work has proved catalytic […]