Present Your Work at the Shepherd Park Library

Friends and library staff at the Shepherd Park Library in Washington,D.C. are looking for speakers. If you have a new book or project, you’re welcome to give a presentation. The intention is not to run a series. Instead, Friends will sponsor your event at the library whenever you’re ready. Because it’s not a series, the […]

So Cal Chapter Celebrates Latinex

At the recent So Cal chapter meeting, about 25 people gathered in member David Trujillo’s lovely Los Angeles backyard with its fruitful orange tree and bubbling Buddha fountain. National Writers Union members present included Trujillo, Ismael Parra, September Williams (No Cal), Dan McCrory, Eric Gordon, Elle Febbo, Marilyn Grunwald and myself. Everyone was encouraged to […]

Hitting the Streets at the Harlem Book Fair

New Yorkers attending this year’s Harlem Book Fair, one of the largest writers’ events in the city, reflected the diversity of the NWU’s members.  On Saturday, July 16, 10 members displayed their recent works along with information about the union, including our new membership brochures,  buttons, and  “Workers of the WORD, Unite” T-shirts, some of […]

WHY THIS YEAR’S LABOR DAY MARCH MATTERS

It’s no secret, the billionaire class and their political allies have organized labor in their gun sights. They have been outsourcing jobs, busting unions, building fear of immigrants and disenfranchising millions of voters at the polls, especially voters of color and students. This is why we need to show solidarity at the Labor Day Parade. […]

Ellenberger on Panel at Washington’s Spy Museum

DC Chapter member James Ellenberger will appear with his co-authors, Curtis Harris and James Rosen, to discuss their new espionage/thriller, High Hand, at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 13. Details and ticket information can be found by clicking here.

Verizon Strike Attracts SoCal Union Support

Members of several unions, including the NWU, stood in front of a Verizon store in Burbank, CA, on May 5 to support the nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers from Massachusetts to New York to Virginia. Most of the strikers are represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Those who came to show their support […]

DC Chapter Retreat gets Writers on the Same Page

1 2 3 4 DC Chapter Retreat Wordsmiths in and around Washington, DC came together April 9 to discuss new ways to connect and organize around the issues that matter to writers: copyright, freelance pay rates, and fair contracts. Twenty-four people attended the conference, hosted by the National Writers Union, DC Chapter, and came from […]

Third Annual DC LaborFest Set for May

With nearly 60 labor arts events planned for the third annual DC LaborFest in May, now’s the time to mark your calendar and spread the word! The just-released LaborFest “Save the Date” card makes that easy. It includes a full color-coded calendar with a schedule of all the labor films, concerts, history, art, and book […]

Boston Annual Book Party

The  NWU Boston Chapter annual book party featured pizza, great conversation, and a celebration of the 17 members whose books were published in 2015. Six of the authors read enticing tidbits from their work to enthusiastic applause. Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges delivered a stirring keynote on the importance of poetry in American history. She […]

Tax Tips for Writers

NWU member and tax accountant Therese Francis spoke at a recent NorCal event. These are points she covered in her talk on taxes for writers: Think like a business, look like a business, be seen as a business and, most of all, take advantage of tax laws for businesses. The IRS recognizes two types of […]