What Writers Should Know About AB5

On January 22, NWU and the Authors Guild held a panel on “What Writers Should Know About AB5 and Similar Laws to End Misclassification.” The speakers were Authors Guild Executive Director Mary Rasenberger, Staff Attorney of the Employment Unit of the Legal Aid Society, Richard Blum, and NWU President Larry Goldbetter. You can see the […]

NWU Representing Unpaid Freelancers and Romance Writers

We have two new non-payment grievances to start the New Year. NWU member Daisy Alioto has helped us organize a group grievance of six freelancers at L’Officiel Magazine who are owed about $18,000. We have had one meeting with the freelancers and as we go to press, we have a meeting scheduled with officers from […]

SoCal Member’s Play Runs Jan 24, 25, 26

NWU Southen California members Ismael Parra and David Trujillo bringing  back  to Los Angeles the play “Many May Not Return.”   David Trujillo  Southern California National Writers Union member is premiering his original play “Many May Not Return” at the Long Beach Playhouse January 24, 25 & 26.  The NWU Southern California Chapter is planning a […]

Translation Panel – May 1, 2019

REPORTBACK: TRANSLATION PANEL  MAY 1, BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH The translation panel co-sponsored by the NWU Boston chapter and the Brookline Booksmith Transnational Series featured three literary translators – J. Kates, Danielle Legros-George, and Emma Ramadan, on a panel discussing the art and work of literary translation and their recent work. The panel was moderated by Martha […]

No Cal is Lit

During the past 4 years the National Writers Union Northern California Chapter has, supported our members and NWU in a variety of ways. We have made presentations, exhibited, and sold books at some of the most visible and prestigious book events in California, including readings and appearances at the San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco […]

Report from the National Executive Board – December 7, 2019

The NWU National Executive Board met on Saturday, December 7 via web conference. We were glad to welcome to new At Large members to the Board, Sandra Campbell (TX) and Susan Smith (NC) plus a revived Twin Cities chapter (Rob Orr) and a new chapter in Pittsburgh (Stephen Fisher). Financial Secretary/Treasurer Mitzi Timan reported that […]

NWU Holiday Happy Hour

New York, December 6 – This evening more than 50 members turned out to the NWU Holiday Happy Hour at Faces & Names. The event was organized by NY members Demetria Irwin and Michael Baginski (FSP). It was a great generational mix of book authors, journalists, digital media workers, bloggers and more, reflecting a year of […]

Poem: In Langston’s Home

In Langston’s home Harlem You do as Langston Did Love the Jazz, the Blues, Words, acts, pages and stages In Langston’s home Harlem You do as Langston Did Love the People, their Problems, pains and triumphs In Langston’s home Harlem You do as Langston Did You wake asking, “What has Harlem become This morning?” Each […]

Freelance Solidarity Project Update

This fall, the Freelance Solidarity Project elected its first ever organizing committee, made up of 12 members who will spend the next year helping digital media freelancers organize and fight for better working conditions. Last Friday, the committee hosted its first happy hour, welcoming members and non-members alike to the midtown bar Faces and Names […]