Two DC Events Feature Women Writers

When Joanne Rowling wrote the first book in the Harry Potter series, she was advised to use the name J.K. Rowling in order to hide her gender and expand her audience. This is but one modern example of the kind of circumstances that have faced women who have dared to write. An entire museum is […]

Make the ‘Freelance Isn’t Free Law’ Work for You

Freelancers in New York City, or those who work for an NYC publisher, have a valuable new business resource: the Freelance Isn’t Free Law, which went into effect last May. The National Writers Union’s Grievance and Contract Division, under the direction of NYC member and national contract advisor Susan E. Davis, will work with NWU […]

Ramsey’s Latest Play Staged

NWU member Calvin Ramsey staged a reading of his latest play Damaged Virtues, November 28 at Harlem’s National Black Theater.  Based on a true story about J. Marion Sims, a 19th-century physician, the drama explored the doctor’s sadistic penchant for performing experimental gynecological surgery on enslaved women. Despite the pain and suffering he visited upon them, […]

NWU Welcomes Guangzhou Cultural Delegation to NYC

On November 17, NWU hosted six members from a Guangzhou Chinese Cultural Delegation in New York City.  The delegation included Wu Dongsheng, Liu Shengqing and Li Xueli from the Guangzhou Federataion of Literary and Art Circles, Goa Heping from the Federation of Trade Unions of Guangzhou, Fang Tu, Dean of the Guangzhou Art Academy and […]

Brothers of Another Union

Yusef Salaam, Co-Chairman of the NYC Steering Committee of the  National Writers Union, and Andy Schwartz, Recording Vice President  of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, pose for a meet and greet photo at the November 2nd Jewish Labor Committee’s 2017 Human Rights Award Dinner at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.   Dennis Williams, […]

NYC Chapter Resumes Monthly Series Oct. 11

The NY Chapter has resumed its monthly speaker programs, where writers can learn about the business side of writing. We will cover topics such as social media platforms for marketing, identifying and expressing your brand, writing  kick-ass query letters and getting an agent/editor, creating a winning press packet, writing in multiple genres on multiple platforms, […]

Important Veterans’ Health Care Event on Thursday, Oct. 5

Union members across the country are pushing for better health care. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration is looking to privatize the Veterans Health Administration. What would that look like? What are alternative options? The American Federation of Government Employees, an AFL-CIO affiliate like the National Writers Union, is hosting a lunch time briefing on Capital Hill […]

NWU and UAW Respond to Charlottesville at Trump Tower

New York, September 9 – The Labor Parade in NYC is always held the Saturday after Labor Day, and all of the UAW locals in the NY area took it as our opportunity to respond to the racist terror that took place in Charlottesville the month before. While we didn’t expect to see any Nazis […]

Resolutions Passed at the NEB Meeting – September 16, 2017

For an E-Book Addendum to the Guide to Book Contracts Submitted by the Grievance and Contract Division Whereas, e-books today account for at least half the market for books sold in the U.S., and members need to have the latest information about them when negotiating contracts; Whereas, the section on e-books in The Guide to […]

Philadelphia NWU Hosts Juneteenth Event

The Philadelphia Chapter NWU presented its first Juneteenth event on June 16 at the Paul Robeson House and Museum, where Dr. Gerald Horne spoke to an excited, packed house on the topic of ‘The United States Enslavement Effecting the Present: The Globalization Struggle.’ NWU members staffed the event, including Irving Jones, chair; John Mason, secretary; […]