Response to our appeal and FAQ from proponents of “Controlled Digital Lending”

There’s been no direct response from the Internet Archive in the month since the NWU and dozens of other organizations launched our campaign against so-called Controlled Digital Lending (CDL). Unauthorized scanning and distribution of digital copies of printed books continues, unchecked. The defenders of CDL have, however, posted their own new FAQ which is obviously […]

In D.C., Audiences Can Visit North Korea Without a Passport

North Korea is perhaps the most secretive nation on Earth. In a new one-man show, Next Stop: North Korea, NWU member John Feffer aims to bring you as close to as you can get without a visa and a ticket to Seoul. The show is based on his visits to the country and work he […]

SoCal Member’s Play Runs Jan 24, 25, 26

NWU Southen California members Ismael Parra and David Trujillo bringing  back  to Los Angeles the play “Many May Not Return.”   David Trujillo  Southern California National Writers Union member is premiering his original play “Many May Not Return” at the Long Beach Playhouse January 24, 25 & 26.  The NWU Southern California Chapter is planning a […]

Translation Panel – May 1, 2019

REPORTBACK: TRANSLATION PANEL  MAY 1, BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH The translation panel co-sponsored by the NWU Boston chapter and the Brookline Booksmith Transnational Series featured three literary translators – J. Kates, Danielle Legros-George, and Emma Ramadan, on a panel discussing the art and work of literary translation and their recent work. The panel was moderated by Martha […]

No Cal is Lit

During the past 4 years the National Writers Union Northern California Chapter has, supported our members and NWU in a variety of ways. We have made presentations, exhibited, and sold books at some of the most visible and prestigious book events in California, including readings and appearances at the San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco […]

Report from the National Executive Board – December 7, 2019

The NWU National Executive Board met on Saturday, December 7 via web conference. We were glad to welcome to new At Large members to the Board, Sandra Campbell (TX) and Susan Smith (NC) plus a revived Twin Cities chapter (Rob Orr) and a new chapter in Pittsburgh (Stephen Fisher). Financial Secretary/Treasurer Mitzi Timan reported that […]

NWU Holiday Happy Hour

New York, December 6 – This evening more than 50 members turned out to the NWU Holiday Happy Hour at Faces & Names. The event was organized by NY members Demetria Irwin and Michael Baginski (FSP). It was a great generational mix of book authors, journalists, digital media workers, bloggers and more, reflecting a year of […]

Poem: In Langston’s Home

In Langston’s home Harlem You do as Langston Did Love the Jazz, the Blues, Words, acts, pages and stages In Langston’s home Harlem You do as Langston Did Love the People, their Problems, pains and triumphs In Langston’s home Harlem You do as Langston Did You wake asking, “What has Harlem become This morning?” Each […]

Freelance Solidarity Project Update

This fall, the Freelance Solidarity Project elected its first ever organizing committee, made up of 12 members who will spend the next year helping digital media freelancers organize and fight for better working conditions. Last Friday, the committee hosted its first happy hour, welcoming members and non-members alike to the midtown bar Faces and Names […]

The Future of Journalism?

“I’ve Seen the Future, Brother. It is Murder!” – Leonard Cohen On November 29 and 30, the National Press Council of Morocco invited members of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Journalists to participate in a series of panels on the Future of Journalism. The following comments were made by NWU President Larry […]

SoCal Member Meet Up

For our last meeting of the decade, Dec. 1, SoCal NWU featured presentations by members James Smith and Dan McCrory, who recently published books.  SoCal chair Ismael Parra welcomed a hardy crowd of a dozen members to the CWA #9003 in Burbank, CA, Dan’s former union hall. Ismael invited everyone to enjoy a scrumptious lunch, introduced […]