Past Events 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 

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February 3 – Monthly Open Mic 

The NWU hosts a monthly Open Mic on the Third Floor of the Muhlenberg Library (209 West 23rd Street, NYC) from 2 PM – 4:30 PM.

ALL writers are welcome to read or just come to listen to inspired words and participate in this uniquely supportive group. 

You’re sure to go home with new contacts and resources to advance your own work. No registration needed to read.

Hosted by NWU NY Steering Committee member Lee Christine Brownlee

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

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Muhlenburg Public Library
209 W 23rd St, 3rd Flr, New York, NY
(near Seventh Avenue)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs. 
FREE ADMISSION 

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JANUARY 2018

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January 1 – January 31: Monthly Online Contest- Create a New NWU Slogan

The NWU is launching a monthly online contest for our dues-paying members. This month we’re asking for your help to create new NWU slogan.

NWU Slogan Contest Rules:
1.    Take the next few weeks to compose your best slogan for the NWU’s New York Chapter.
2.    You may get outside help from relatives, friends, and pets.
3.    Submit your entries to nwuny@nwu.org.
4.    Final date of acceptance for entries is 11:59 PM ET on January 24, 2018.
5.    Only NWU dues-paying members can participate in this contest. If you’re not a member yet, you can join online.
6.    All contest entries will be entered onto a voting sheet and the NWU New York Steering Committee will vote for the winners.
7.    Members of the NWU New York Steering Committee are not eligible to win any prizes from this contest.

And the prizes are …
First Prize: The winning slogan (with the winner’s name) will appear on all NWU NY Chapter event flyers starting in March 2018. This slogan will also be recommended to the NWU’s national leaders for possible adoption in time of the 2018 Delegates Assembly.
Second Prize: One-month subscription to the Writers Market.
Third Prize: Various NWU New York Chapter leaders will post positive reviews about your work on your Amazon page, website, or social media platforms.
Good Luck! We look forward to reading the slogans you submit. 

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January 21 – Free Wine and Food Party

NWU Member Frank Hickey is hosting a free Wine and Food Party on Sunday, January 21, from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center, 1050 Second Avenue at 56th Street. RSVP: Frank Hickey at 213-235-6381 or lfrankhickey@gmail.com.

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2018 Women’s March in NYC

72nd St. and Central Park West

Over the past year, basic rights for women, immigrants, people of color and even Mother Earth have struggled to survive under the weight of the current administration. The press has been labeled an “Enemy of the People” and healthcare for millions has been threatened. We must stand together!

  • The main entrance point will be at 72nd St. and Central Park West.
  • The rally starts at 11:30am at Central Park West between 61st – 62nd Streets. The full block in front of the stage (61st to 62nd on Central Park West) will be reserved for those with disabilities.
  • The march starts at 12:30 pm and will go past Columbus Circle, East on 59th Street, and South on 6th Avenue with exits at 45th/44th/43rd streets.
  • There will be many after march activities (indoors) to choose from. (See the FAQ for more details.)

We will not be silent!

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January 19 – UAW Region 9A Annual Civil Rights Dinner 

UAW Region 9A Annual Civil Rights Dinner on Friday, January 19. The NWU Chapter has a few tickets available to attend this inspiring event held in Hartford, CT. Transportation will be provided. NWU dues-paying members who would like to attend are asked to send an email message to nwuny@nwu.org. Limited number of free tickets available.

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January 10 -Tell Me More About Press Kits

Press kits (also known as media kits and Electronic Press Kits [EPKs]) are prepackaged promotional materials, designed to garner publicity for your book. They are intended to gain you attention from the media (interviews and write ups for: newspaper and magazine articles, blog site posts, television, radio, podcasts, etc.). Learn how to prepare and package your book, to be appealing to media outlets, how and where to distribute your press release. Also learn other ways (social medial and otherwise) to promote your book that can save you time and money, from author, editor, and PR writer Eartha Watts Hicks.

ABOUT EARTHA

Eartha Watts Hicks is editor-in-chief at Harlem World Magazine, founder of Earthatone Books, and is the award-winning author of Love Changes. She a member of the esteemed Harlem Writers Guild, and a PR writer and affiliate of BlackPR.com.

Fee: FREE 

Program Details: 6 pm wine and cheese; 6:30 – 8:30 pm speaker and discussion.

Location: 256 W. 38 St., 12th Floor, NYC (UAW Conference Rooms)

For more information, contact Tim Sheard: sheard2001@gmail.com

NWU – BUSINESS OF WRITING – MONTHLY PRESENTATION SCHEDULE (3)

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January 6 – Monthly Open Mic 

The NWU hosts a monthly Open Mic on the Third Floor of the Muhlenberg Library (209 West 23rd Street, NYC) from 2 PM – 4:30 PM.

ALL writers are welcome to read or just come to listen to inspired words and participate in this uniquely supportive group. 

You’re sure to go home with new contacts and resources to advance your own work. No registration needed to read.

Hosted by NWU NY Steering Committee member Lee Christine Brownlee

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

to 

Muhlenburg Public Library
209 W 23rd St, 3rd Flr, New York, NY
(near Seventh Avenue)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs. 
FREE ADMISSION 

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January 1 – January 31: Monthly Online Contest- Create a New NWU Slogan

The NWU is launching a monthly online contest for our dues-paying members. This month we’re asking for your help to create new NWU slogan.

NWU Slogan Contest Rules:
1.    Take the next few weeks to compose your best slogan for the NWU’s New York Chapter.
2.    You may get outside help from relatives, friends, and pets.
3.    Submit your entries to nwuny@nwu.org.
4.    Final date of acceptance for entries is 11:59 PM ET on January 24, 2018.
5.    Only NWU dues-paying members can participate in this contest. If you’re not a member yet, you can join online.
6.    All contest entries will be entered onto a voting sheet and the NWU New York Steering Committee will vote for the winners.
7.    Members of the NWU New York Steering Committee are not eligible to win any prizes from this contest.

And the prizes are …
First Prize: The winning slogan (with the winner’s name) will appear on all NWU NY Chapter event flyers starting in March 2018. This slogan will also be recommended to the NWU’s national leaders for possible adoption in time of the 2018 Delegates Assembly.
Second Prize: One-month subscription to the Writers Market.
Third Prize: Various NWU New York Chapter leaders will post positive reviews about your work on your Amazon page, website, or social media platforms.
Good Luck! We look forward to reading the slogans you submit.