Past Events 2021

JANUARY 2021

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January 14 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 7 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the later time. Looking forward to welcoming you again Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

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January 19 – 6-weeks Op-Ed & Expository Writing Class with Pamela K. Johnson

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January 21 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 7 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the later time. Looking forward to welcoming you again Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

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January 28 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 7 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the later time. Looking forward to welcoming you again Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

FEBRUARY 2021

February 2 – Freelance Solidarity Project’s General Info Session

Tuesday, February 2, at 6:30 PM: This Info Session is open to those interested in learning more about the Freelance Solidarity Project’s history, purpose, and ongoing work. All freelance media or culture workers, organizers, activists, and media outlet staff members are encouraged to come, but they must RSVP using this link — https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGWBgJuJachTeRwKcd2b8A9Cr9isGqUfvlmjOwaKE1H20ZXQ/viewform?gxids=7628.

February 3 – NWU New York Membership Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, February 3, at 6 PM: Preparing for The New Normal. How are writers setting themselves up for the days when we’ll be able to travel, visit bookshops, hold in-person meetings and attend conferences? What new skills have you learned during shut-down that you will carry into the year and beyond? How are you surviving?

Join us to share ideas and plans.

AGENDA:

1. State of the Union

2. Treasury Report

3. Other business

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86362731470?pwd=MU9oc2pvSGlZYWU2ay9ob1ZKUGowdz09

Join via Phone
Dial: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 863 6273 1470
Passcode: 787042

February 4 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 7 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the later time. Looking forward to welcoming you again Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

February 11 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 7 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the later time. Looking forward to welcoming you again Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

February 18 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 7 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the later time. Looking forward to welcoming you again Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

February 18 – NWU Immigration Update at 12:00 pm EST

What can we expect from the Biden Administration? NWU is again partnering with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, one of the largest immigration law firms in the US. To register, click here.

February 22 – Adam Schiff in Conversation: New Unemployment Benefit for Mixed Earners
Monday, February 22, Noon EST. Congressman Adam Schiff & Unemployed Entrepreneurs, Gig Workers & Freelancers Discuss MEUC Benefit & Advocate for More COVID Relief. Register Here — https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rep-adam-schiff-in-conversation-unemployment-benefit-for-mixed-earners-tickets-140449569443.

February 24 – Tax Tips for Authors: Have questions about managing your taxes for your writing business? 

Robert Pesce, a partner at Marcum Group LLP, will conduct a webinar on tax tips for authors on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 P.M. ET. Pesce is head of Marcum’s New York City Accounting Services department, and a founder of the firm’s agency services group, the Technology, Internet, Media, and Entertainment group. Learn more here – https://www.authorsguild.org/whats-new/seminars-member-events/tax-tips-for-authors-2021/

February 25 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 7 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the later time. Looking forward to welcoming you again Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

February 26 – Building Solidarity with Striking Mexican Journalists

International Solidarity for Striking Notimex Journalists!!
 
MARCH 2021

March 4 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS at 7 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the later time. Looking forward to welcoming you again Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

March 11 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS

SPECIAL TIME ON 3/11 at 5 PM – 6:30 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the earlier time. Looking forward to welcoming you this Thursday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

March 18, 25ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS

NEW TIME – 6:30 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the new time. Looking forward to welcoming you this Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. This will be our regular time slot. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

APRIL 2021

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS

NEW TIME – 6:30 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the new time. Looking forward to welcoming you this Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. This will be our regular time slot. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

April 6 – Freelance Solidarity Project, RSVP for General Info Session

On Tuesday, Apr. 6 at 6:30 PM. This info session is open to those interested in learning more about the Freelance Solidarity Project’s history, purpose, and ongoing work. All freelance media or culture workers, organizers, activists, and media outlet staff members are encouraged to come, so please feel free to invite friends. Just know everyone must RSVP using this link — https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGWBgJuJachTeRwKcd2b8A9Cr9isGqUfvlmjOwaKE1H20ZXQ/viewform?gxids=7628

MAY 2021

May 1 – May Day Menu for Saturday

MEDIA WORKERS’ MAY DAY RALLY and PICKET CONDÉ NAST

The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica Unions have voted overwhelmingly for strike authorization.  NewsGuild and supporters demand that Condé Nast negotiates in good faith!
Masks and social distancing are required!

When: Saturday, May 1, 10:30 A.M. (speakers will start at 11 A.M., picket will start at noon)
Where: Fulton Street, between Church and Greenwich, near 1 World Trade Center (speakers will also be live-streamed on Twitter @newyorkerunion for those who prefer to attend virtually)
Who: Members and supporters of the NewsGuild of New York and the local labor community, led by unionized workers of Condé Nast.

RALLY AGAINST RACIST POLICE TERROR

Stand with Black and immigrant families victimized by NYPD and ICE violence.

Assemble 12 Noon – Flatbush Ave. (between Ave. D & Clarendon Rd.)
March to Parkside & Ocean Ave. Entrance to Prospect Park
(masks required and available).

RALLY FOR THE PRO ACT

Tell majority leader Chuck Schumer to push the 3 Democratic senators who are blocking the PRO Act from coming to a vote. Pass the PRO Act.
Outside of Chuck Schumer’s House.
9 Prospect Park West
Saturday, May 1st, 2:30 to 3:30 pm. 

May 3 – WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

Deliver a message of solidarity with the striking journalists at Notimex, the official government news agency of Mexico. They have been on strike for more than 400 days! TNG and NWU are going to the Mexican consulate on E. 39th St.

Monday, May 3 at 12 noon. Join us.

“If you think that by hanging us you can stamp out the labor movement – the movement from which the downtrodden millions, the millions who toil and live in want and misery…expect salvation – if this is your opinion, then hang us! Here you will tread upon a spark, but there, and there, and behind you, and in front of you, and everywhere, flames will blaze up. It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out. The ground is on fire upon which you stand.” Haymarket martyr August Spies on the gallows – 1887.

May 5 – A Forum: LABOR and the Movement for Peace and Justice

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Don’t miss the discussion:
Labor & The Movements For
Peace And Social Justice.
★ Wednesday, May 5th, 6:30 pm, On Zoom
★ Register here: bit.ly/Labor4Peace
 

May 6, 13, 20, 27 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS

NEW TIME – 6:30 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the new time. Looking forward to welcoming you this Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. This will be our regular time slot. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.

JUNE 2021
June 3, 10, 17 – ONLINE OPEN MIC THURSDAYS

NEW TIME – 6:30 PM – 8 PM ET

The National Writers Union has resumed its open mic series that was held monthly at the NYPL Muhlenberg branch for over a decade. As always, writers from all genres are welcome. You can join with or without video and read for up to seven minutes. No advance registration needed. This virtual stage allows for more interaction, so you can add video or music to your reading as well as share your Amazon, website, and social media links. As we’ve done at the library event, we’ll dedicate some time for announcements about upcoming book launches or other events of interest to writers.

NEW LINK: Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4409503412. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 440 950 3412. As a security measure, you will need to log into Zoom to join us. Zoom accounts for meeting members are free. You can sign up at https://zoom.us/signup. If you have any problems joining, call/text NWU Open Mic organizer Alex Faiz at (203) 947-2497. 

Note the new time. Looking forward to welcoming you this Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. This will be our regular time slot. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

We’re very eager to help our members and fellow writers’ organizations whenever we can. Do you have an upcoming virtual event for or about writers? Reach out to the National Writers Union to see if we can collaborate with you.