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/