Upcoming Events

 
 
 
 
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RECURRING MONTHLY EVENTS
 
Monthly Open Mic 
Repeats the first Saturday of every month * 2:00 – 4:30 PM
December 2 * January 6, 2018
 

ALL writers are welcome to read or just come to listen to inspired words and participate in this uniquely supportive group.   Muhlenburg Public Library – 209 W 23rd St., 3rd Flr, New York, NY  (Near Seventh Avenue)

 Fully accessible to wheelchairs.  FREE

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Calling All Writers! Advance your career with monthly programs about the business side of writing, from the National Writers Union, NY Chapter.

Repeats the 2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning September 13, 2017.  (December  13 / January 10, 2018…)

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

Fee: FREE

Program Details: 6 pm light refreshments; 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 

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Now – April 2, 2018: LABOR JOURNALISM AWARD SUBMISSIONS

The New York Metro labor Communications Council is offering two $500 prizes for work by student journalists on the theme of “New Forms of Solidarity.”

Thanks to the energy and creativity among grassroots activists, non-traditional forms of labor organizing have grown in recent years, sometimes with dramatic and far-reaching results. The Domestic Workers Alliance, Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers are all prominent examples. These worker-centered organizations sometimes partner with traditional labor unions as well as with faith-based and community-based organizations to generate support for their campaigns, and use innovative techniques to bring pressure to bear on employers and owners.

Stories by undergraduate and graduate students that capture and explain this phenomenon through original reporting will be considered. One prize will be awarded for a written article of approximately 1200 words, another for a video report of two to six minutes.

The winner will be honored at our annual convention in New York City on May 11, 2018.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018. Please include your name and the school you are attending. Students do not need to be journalism majors.

For more information and to apply, please contact:  

Charles Wilibanks / chuckwilbanks@gmail.com/  212-823-2054

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DECEMBER 2017

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December 13, 2017 –  Identify and Build Your Brand  

Marketing and copywriting expert Marion Hammon has promoted hundreds of books and brands for publishers such as Simon & Schuster and Wiley. She will explain what a brand is and how to express it in your marketing materials. Authors will have an opportunity to brainstorm with Marion about their work and develop hooks and descriptions that grab a potential customer. 

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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