Upcoming Events

 
 
 
 
You’re Invited to Join the Members of NWU FB GroupWe have a new perk for NWU dues-paying members. The NWU launched a private Facebook group. It’s a place where we can discuss everything from union business to the Presidential elections. Join us!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/923911388077352/about/
 
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Survey: The Authors Guild is collecting data on how writers are faring under the pandemic and whether they have been able to obtain any federal assistance. The survey results will help the NWU and other writers’ organizations with our lobbying to obtain additional programs and new guidelines from the federal government and states. We would greatly appreciate your help, by participating in this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PYT5ZB6

The NYC Office of Nightlife is administering a survey for freelancers to gather information on lost income from COVID-19. Please click here to take the survey: http://bit.ly/nycnightlifecovidsurvey

OPEN ENROLLMENT (Self-Paced) – Free online safety course for journalists 

In collaboration with the Thomson Foundation, the International Federation of Journalists (of which the NWU is a member) has created a free online safety course for journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to enroll.

Coronavirus Relief for Writers: In early April, the Freelance Solidarity Project and National Writers Union hosted a webinar for freelancers and digital media workers on available coronavirus aid resources. Click here to view a recording of that presentation. Also, NWU member Louis McGill created a list of resources that are posted on the NWU website – https://nwu.org/coronavirus-relief-for-writers/ 

SEPTEMBER 2020

September 24 – Online Open Mic

ONLINE OPEN MIC THIS THURSDAY at 5 PM – 6 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. We’re continuing to work with the library to host a virtual event as they prepare to partially reopen next week. During all of this, you’ve been writing! So it’s time to gather together again and share our work. 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.

Just click on this link from any computer or mobile device — https://bluejeans.com/644498603. Don’t have one of those handy? Then use your phone and dial (888) 748-9073 and enter Access Code 644-498-603#. 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 again on Thursday from 5 pm to 6 pm. Come even to just listen to others’ inspired words.

MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWU Supports Member Sued for Libel by a Cincinnati Police Officer: A Cincinnati police officer is suing four defendants for libel. One is NWU member Julie Niesen. The story, with the FB posts, is here:  https://www.techdirt.com/blog/?tag=ryan+olthaus. NWU is also raising money for Julie’s legal defense at our Legal Defense Fund.

You’re Invited to Join the Members of NWU FB GroupWe have a new perk for NWU dues-paying members. The NWU launched a private Facebook group. It’s a place where we can discuss everything from union business to the Presidential elections. Join us!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/923911388077352/about/

Coronavirus Relief for WritersThe Freelancers Union recently updated their resource page. Also, the Freelance Solidarity Project and National Writers Union hosted a webinar for freelancers and digital media workers on available coronavirus aid resources. Click here to view a recording of that presentation. NWU member Louis McGill created a list of resources that is posted on the NWU website – https://nwu.org/coronavirus-relief-for-writers/

September 30 – Metro NY Labor Communications Council’s Annual Convention

The event will honor Stephanie Luce and Ruth Milkman from CUNY/SLU. Academics making a difference for workers, women, immigrants and their communities. Followed by a panel discussion on Advancing Antiracist Practices in Labor Communications.
Free but advance registration required. To register, click here.

OCTOBER 2020

October 3 – Bronx Book Fair 2020 Panel: “From Manuscript to Market”

2020 Bronx Book Fair event on 10/3/20- Poets Network & Exchange: “From Manuscript to Market” with Moderator Marc W. Polite and panel- Judy Andrews, Peter Benjaminson, Sheila Prevost, Tim Sheard, & Damien Tillman.
Free but advance registration required. To register, click here.
 
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October 5 – Bronx Book Fair: Writing & Healing Workshop
 
Join NWU Member and featured Author Yusef Salaam on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at 3 pm for a Writing & Healing Workshop.
 
Location: https://bronxbookfair.com.