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 […]

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 […]

Starting A Publishing Company

I started Hard Ball Press out of desperation. My first four crime novels had gone out of print because either the publisher had shut down, or they had decided not to issue a paperback follow up to the hardcover.  So in the early days of print-on-demand, I began to put out my own novels, and […]

Louis Reyes Rivera Tribute Event Honors Four Emerging Talents

Every year, the National Writers Union’s New York Chapter features four emerging poets who are personally selected by close associates of Louis Reyes Rivera. These four artists are given the extraordinary opportunity to read their original works to the accompaniment of professional jazz musicians in a prominent venue. This year on May 16, a standing-room-only […]

Go On Girl! Book Club selects Passion’s Pride for its recommended summer reading

Go On Girl! Book Club, the largest national reading organization in the U.S. for black women, has chosen“Passion’s Pride – Return to the Dawning,” by author Cathie Wright-Lewis, for its summer reading choice in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre. The spiritual novel explores the connection between the Twin Towers, symbols of American wealth and power, and the […]

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 […]

No Fast Track: Take Action Against Undemocratic Legislation

Fast Track legislation is undemocratic because it shrouds trade deals in secrecy, making it nearly impossible for Congress to fix trade deals that harm our economy and environment. There should be “No Fast Track” because it prevents citizens from providing input to proposals while the deal is being negotiated.  Read the facts about Fast Track and […]

Workers Tell Their Stories

The non-profit arm of the National Writers Union is collecting stories, especially those of low-wage workers. Members Esther Cohen, Terry Schwadron, Ed Murphy, and Chris Rhomberg, who is also a Fordham University professor, work with interns from the school, who conduct the interviews in New York City.  UREL BERNARD BAPTISTE, Security Guard “I just came to the […]