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RECURRING MONTHLY EVENTS
 
Monthly Open Mic 
Repeats the first Saturday of every month * 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Oct 6 * Nov 3 * Dec 1
 

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, since September 13, 2017.  (Nov. 14 * Dec 12)

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Fee: FREE

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 

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SEPTEMBER 2018

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September 22: General Membership Meeting

CALLING ALL NWU MEMBERS!

We’re having a general membership meeting on Saturday, September 22, 2018

2-4 pm at 256 W. 38 St., 12th floor

Lunch will be served

With new and veteran members serving on the steering committee, we want to hear from our members. What are your concerns, needs, ideas? Your gripes, suggestions, dreams? We want to listen, and we want you to feel welcome to voice your opinion.

Our union has scored a number of impressive victories over the last year, bringing in many thousands of dollars in writer fees that had gone unpaid. We have helped writers negotiate their contracts and helped them enforce the terms of their contract. We have also partnered with other writer and freelancer organizations to push government agencies to protect our rights and even expand our copyright protection, and that’s only the beginning.

Our NY Chapter is developing exciting programs as well; programs you will want to take part in. We’ll tell you about them at the meeting.

So come for lunch and stay for a lively discussion. Remember: when you build the union, you build your career, because the union is advancing the rights and opportunities for all writers.

RSVP: Tim Sheard: sheard2001@gmail.com

 

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OCTOBER 2018

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October 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 and M.A. Dennis.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 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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October 13 – Annual NWU NY Writers Conference

Save the Date – Saturday, October 13Kick your career into higher gear with a day of lectures and workshops focusing on copyright protection, contract advice, branding techniques, low cost social media marketing opportunities, and much more.

THEME: New York City is the Writer’s Key to Success – Unlock NYC’s great free and inexpensive resources for writers.

Date: Oct. 13, 2018

Location: 256 W. 38 St., 12th Floor, NYC (UAW Conference Rooms) **Building is Wheelchair Accessible**

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Prices below include continental breakfast, satisfying lunch, and wine-and-cheese reception PLUS lots of resources to take home.
Advance Registration – $50
Registration At Door – $60 ($50 for dues-paying NWU members)

Click HERE to purchase your tickets and view itinerary

SPECIAL – If you join the NWU (or renew your membership) for a full year at $150, then your conference ticket is just $30! Email nwuny@nwu.org for the special ticket code for this offer.

Note that space is limited for the afternoon group consultation sessions, so advance registration is strongly suggested. Writers paying at the door will be placed in the sessions with open spots.

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October 18 – 21: Dodge Poetry Festival
 
For the fifth time, the largest poetry event in North America comes to New Jersey’s largest city when the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival return to Newark from Thursday October 18th through Sunday October 21, 2018. For four days Newark’s vibrant downtown Arts District will be transformed into a poetry village featuring some of our most celebrated, diverse and vibrant poets and spoken word artists.
 
Visit the Dodge Poetry Festival site for more information.
 
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NOVEMBER 2018

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November 3 – 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 member Lee Christine Brownlee and M.A. Dennis.

Saturday, Nov. 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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November 14 – Traditional Publisher vs. The Self-Publishing Option

There are advantages to landing a contract with a legitimate publisher, but pitfalls, too. Learn how much you earn in royalties vs. self-pub compensations, the ins & outs of getting reviews & blurbs, award submissions and much more from this panel of veteran writers.

Date: Nov. 14, 2018

Fee: FREE 

Program Details: 6 pm wine and cheese; 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

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DECEMBER 2018

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December 1 – 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 member Lee Christine Brownlee and M.A. Dennis.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 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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December 12: Your Book Is Your Hook!  

Bring your latest book to discuss marketing challenges and receive advice and encouragement from veteran NWU writers.

Date: Dec. 12, 2018

Fee: FREE 

Program Details: 6 pm wine and cheese; 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

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December (Date TBA) – Annual Holiday Party  Food & Drink! Frivolity and Fraternity!