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Writers Call for Reform of Copyright Registration

In Comments and a Petition for Rulemaking submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office on January 30, 2017, the National Writers Union and three other national organizations of writers — the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Horror Writers Association — have reiterated our longstanding belief […]

NWU Priorities for the Copyright Office

In response to invitations from the Librarian of Congress and the House Judiciary Committee, the NWU has filed recommendations for the selection of the next Register of Copyright (the official who serves under the Librarian of Congress as the head of the Copyright Office) and for Congress and the Copyright Office in reforming U.S. copyright […]

Get Political Training in DC Area in March

Discouraged by the current direction of the country? Don’t give in to despair. Now’s the time for action, and the AFL-CIO is ready to train a new generation of political activists and public officials. The National AFL-CIO and two affiliates in Maryland/DC and Virginia will hold a one day “Path to Power” political candidate training […]

Women’s Organization Invites Journalists to Submit Work for $1000 Award by March 15th

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is accepting entries for the Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women. The Croly award recognizes women whose work concerns the rights and advancement of women. Desired publications counteract sexism by showing women’s strength and courage. Entries are welcome from all journalists who […]

Free Ahmet Sik and All Turkish Journalists Held in Jail

On February 3, NWU joined PEN America and the Indypendent at a press conference called by the Research Institute of Turkey (RIT), to demand the release of Ahmet Sik and all jailed Turkish journalists. Sik was arrested on December 30, 2016, and charged with spreading “terrorist propaganda” for a Tweet! He is among 144 journalists […]

NWU Joins NYTWA Protest At Uber HQ

On February 2, NWU joined the NY Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) protest in front of Uber headquarters in Long Island City. The rally was to protest Uber’s attempt to break the one-hour strike against Trump’s Muslim ban at JFK, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s plans to join Trump’s Business Advisory Group. Just before the rally […]

Democratic Congresswoman Seeks New Communications Director

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands is looking for someone to manage communications from her congressional office. Plaskett is a self-described moderate member of the Democratic Party. She serves as a delegate representing the entirety of the Virgin Islands, a position that does not get to vote but is permitted to argue on the […]

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 at Women’s March on Washington

About 50 members of the National Writers Union and our friends and family rose before dawn on January 21. We put on our pussy hats—or reasonable facsimile thereof—and climb aboard a fleet of UAW buses that formed a caravan from New York City down to the Women’s March on Washington. We demonstrated in support of […]