Upcoming Events

Monthly Open Mic 
Repeats the first Saturday of every month * 2:00 – 4:30 PM
(Nov. 2 * Dec. 7) 

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

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, since September 13, 2017.  (Oct. 9 *  Dec. 11


Program Details: 6 pm light refreshments; 6:30 – 9:00 pm speaker and discussion.

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

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





November 2, 7: Harlem Writers Guild/ NWU Members’ Events

Join NWU members of the Harlem Writers Guild on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at 11:00 am at The Langston Hughes Library at 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona (Queens). In a celebration of Literature, they will lift their voices to raise consciousness and celebrate the work of many of today’s most compelling authors.

Harlem Writers Guild/ NWU members are scheduled to Read from 11:30 a.m. until noon and will be autographing copies until 3 p.m.

Their books are heavy in more ways than one. RSVP to reserve your copies. For more information about #TheHarlemWritersGuild, visit www.theharlemwritersguild.org.

An Evening With the Harlem Writers Guild
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Fully accessible to wheelchairs
The Harlem Writers Guild is a forum where writers of African descent have developed their craft for decades. Literary giants such as Maya Angelou, Louise Merriwether, John Oliver Killens, Rosa Guy, John Henrik Clarke, Paule Marshall and others have been affiliated with the Guild. The Guild has also had a longstanding presence at the Schomburg Center.

Learn about the history of the Guild and current members — including Judy Andrews, Eartha Watts Hicks, Marc Polite, Angela Dews and Minnette Coleman — will be reading from their works. A brief Q & A will follow the readings.

This event will take place in the Jean Blackwell Huston Research and Reference Division on the Court Level (lower level) of the Schomburg Center.


November 12 – Online (or Phone Access) Book Publicity Workshop

Exciting news for writers! On Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m., the NWU NY Chapter will be hosting a free workshop with Lydia McCallen on how to grow your readership and book sales through PR. 

As authors, we no longer live in a world where if we write, readers will come. Today we have to promote our book for people to find it, read it, and fall in love with it.  Book Publicity can help you reach thousands of your ideal readers and result in more sales. 

In this free one-hour Book Publicity Workshop, you will learn how to gain media interviews to help grow your book sales. Topics include:

* 8 PR strategies that you can use right now

* how to get the media’s attention

* How to write a compelling pitch

* What goes into a fantastic press kit for your book

* How to get media interviews that translate into book sales

Book Publicity Workshop – Novmember 12, 6:30 PM (EST)

This free Book publicity workshop will give you an overview of how to get your book and author brand featured in the media, so you can make more book sales.

Make sure you add the Book Publicity to your calendar!

Date: Nov. 12

Time: 6:30pm EST

Access Online: Zoom Link (no download necessary- just click the link)  


Access by Phone: One tap mobile

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Meeting ID: 547 663 878

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acYLbAHknx





6 – 8:00 PM

256 W. 38 St., 12 floor (UAW conf. rm)
New York, NY 10018

Your input is welcome as we discuss plans for 2020 and how to build the union.

You will have an opportunity to discuss how we can work together to help our members and build the union.

RSVP: sheard2001@gmail.com




December 7 – Monthly Open Mic

The NWU hosts a monthly Open Mic on the Third Floor of the Muhlenberg Library (209 West 23rd Street, NYC)

ALL writers are welcome to read or just come to listen to inspired words and participate in this uniquely supportive group. from 2 PM – 4:30 PM.

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 members Alexandra Faiz and M.A. Dennis.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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