Boston Chapter Celebrates Its Authors

The Boston Chapter’s celebrated members’ books published in 2016 at its annual party, which featured brief readings that resonated with the civil rights challenges facing the country, including a transgender woman’s memoir, poetry about the early eugenics movement, and an essay about same-sex marriage. Some attendees came directly from a downtown Boston rally where tens […]

NWU Members 2017 Goals

As 2017 gets up to speed, it’s time for us to set our intentions. So we asked members for their goals for the year. Here’s what they shared: David Hill: I’m going to finish my manuscript, turn it in to my editor, and get back to working on freelance projects again. My book is called The […]

NWU Member Will Discuss New Dystopian Novel ‘Splinterlands’ Feb. 21st in DC

It’s 2050, and the world has fallen apart. So has Julian West’s family. Looking backward, West tries to figure out what went wrong. This is the story of Splinterlands, a new novel by John Feffer, a DC member of the National Writers Union and directer of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. The book, […]

Help Fellow Writers by Filling Out an Author Coalition Survey

2017 is upon us, and while many things are changing, some things remain the same. One is the need for National Writers Union members to complete Author Coalition of America surveys! The form you’re filling out may not seem like much. It may even seem like a self-interested task — but you are actually helping the […]

SoCal Meets, Eats, Reads and Plans

Members and friends of the So Cal chapter gathered at Mi Vida boutique in Highland Park, CA, for a holiday meeting and public reading on Sunday, December 18. A delicious assortment of goodies, including Mexican hot chocolate, welcomed the crowd of about 15, roughly a quarter of them NWU members. New member David Marques emceed […]

2016 Year in Review

All in all, it was a very busy year at NWU and we’re better off for it. The elections aside, we still have many challenges ahead, the main one being how to grow, be more active, and better serve our members while, at the same time, cutting back on spending. This is a perpetual riddle […]

GCD Semi-Annual Report Available

The Grievance and Contract Division’s semi-annual report, covering the first half of 2016, is available here. We hope you’ll take the time to read it and learn more about what we do. One of our chief functions is reviewing traditional publishers’ contracts, as well as those of firms that help you self-publish. We offer guidance […]

My IP Got Pirated: How I Took It Down

You wrote a book and it’s been published, either traditionally or by you. Now you can focus on promoting it. But if you own the copyright, you have another task in this digital age: Protecting your work on the Internet. Recently, I did a Google search for my book, Writing Well in the 21st Century: […]

Anti-Muslim Profiling Near Trump Tower

At the New York City Labor Day Parade on September 10, one of our members, Ekim Kilic, a young Turkish national, approached someone who appeared to him to be a Union Marshal, and asked where he could find the National Writers Union group. The person told Ekim that the UAW/NWU contingent had already passed. The […]

NWU Presence at Michigan, St. Louis Conferences

In late August, I attended the UAW Luca Communications Conference (left) in upstate Michigan. I took a Video Across Platforms class and made this video that pays tribute to UAW founder Walter Reuther and the spirit of union members coming together in support of workers rights to a living wage, benefits, etc. I imagine there […]