Getting the Most Out of Our New Website

The new NWU Website has launched! You can use it to: Build your talent profile on our new searchable database Submit news items about your writing—or any relevant event—for publication by tagging your NWU chapter. Apply for a press pass Renew your membership Request contract advice Here’s how: Reset your password: Change it to something […]

NWU member book chronicles life of illustrious naturalist

In June 2015, NWU member Elizabeth J. Rosenthal‘s  book, Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, is being re-released  in paperback and e-book formats by the Lyons Press, now an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. This book chronicles the life and accomplishments of Roger Tory Peterson, the foremost environmentalist and naturalist of the 20th century.  Besides […]

A writer’s prolific residency at Virginia Center for Creative Arts

I’m re-entering civilization after a fertile six-week residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. During my stay, I completed both a short-fiction collection, Gelatin Prints, and 75 percent of a series of lyrical essays called Jaywalking. I also read two poetry books and a fiction collection by Ha Jing, whose work has proved catalytic […]

How My NWU Press Pass Kept Me Out Of Jail

“The bottom line is that the subpoena…was a form of harassment, a brazen attempt to follow up a gag on mainstream media with threats against a citizen journalist.” I am a working writer for the mysterious Catharine Sloper, an outspoken critic of the family court system and the proprietor of the blog Divorce in Connecticut (DiC). […]

An Interview with Author Anita Diamant

Researching her latest novel, The Boston Girl, Anita Diamant poured over fashion photographs from the early 1900’s: She surveyed image after image of women in trippingly long dresses, cinched tightly at the waist. They helped the author understand the restrictive world of her protagonist, Addie Baum, who grew up in an era when women were […]

Member News for December 2014

Boston: The Boston Chapter has worked out an agreement with Porter Square Books in Cambridge—one of the Boston area’s leading independent bookstores—to collaborate on a quarterly reading that features an NWU writer. The series kicked off Monday, November 17, with chapter co-chair Charles Coe reading from his new novella, Spin Cycles, the story of a […]

Shelf Life: A DIY New York City Bookstore Owner Tells His Story

Over the last two years, I’ve spent nearly every day sitting on the sidewalk selling my books. I researched the laws and regulations; registered myself as an independent business; and then set up my stand with a little sign extending the invitation: “Meet the Author.” Though shelf space is minimal, I’ve got the best showroom […]

In Memoriam: Leslie Feinberg, 1949-2014

Transgender pioneer and global icon, Leslie Feinberg died at home with the love of her life, Minnie Bruce Pratt, in Syracuse, NY, on Nov. 15. Feinberg had endured a long illness with multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, but the author, in her signature wit, attributed her catastrophic health crisis to “bigotry, prejudice and lack […]