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NYS Lobby and Legislative Conference

The UAW Region 9 and 9A NYS Lobby and Legislative Conference took place in Albany, March 8-11, where we had our biggest delegation in recent memory. Dave Hill, Marivir Montebon, Esther Cohen and I were among those attending. During our trip, we also lobbied on behalf of such NYS UAW issues as ending tax breaks […]

Starting A Publishing Company

I started Hard Ball Press out of desperation. My first four crime novels had gone out of print because either the publisher had shut down, or they had decided not to issue a paperback follow up to the hardcover.  So in the early days of print-on-demand, I began to put out my own novels, and […]

Gawker Writers Unionize!

The National Writers Union and all of our freelance members want to congratulate the staff writers and editors at Gawker Media on their overwhelming vote to join the Writers Guild of America-East. As workers in the creative economy, we know that all too often our work is undervalued by those who profit from it the […]

Louis Reyes Rivera Tribute Event Honors Four Emerging Talents

Every year, the National Writers Union’s New York Chapter features four emerging poets who are personally selected by close associates of Louis Reyes Rivera. These four artists are given the extraordinary opportunity to read their original works to the accompaniment of professional jazz musicians in a prominent venue. This year on May 16, a standing-room-only […]

NWU Co-Sponsors World Press Freedom Event at the United Nations

“Finding Security in Unsafe Passages” was a half-day event for journalists that the National Writers Union co-sponsored at the United Nations in New York on May 7 to mark World Press Freedom Day and raise awareness of the International Federation of Journalist’s End Impunity campaign. According to IFJ, more than 700 journalists have been killed […]

The Story of the At-Large Chapter

One of NWU’s largest chapters, with nearly two hundred members, At-Large consists of writers from most of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, and nations from around the globe. While we are not geographically proximate to each other, we utilize the magic of words and the marvels of technology to create a community that is actual […]

NEWS FROM THE PUBLISHING WORLD

This news listing contains the titles, bylines and links to information from, for and about writers. Send news articles of writer-related interests to info@nwuny.org… ‘Serial,’ Podcasting’s First Breakout Hit, Sets Stage for More – Sarah Koenig’s serial Podcast is engaging the public. To read, click here… Feasting on the Language that Breaks and Binds – Writing Across Borders Conference 2014 […]

World Press Freedom Day Event: Finding Security in Unsafe Passages​

Gain an insider’s view of international efforts to promote freedom of the press and to end impunity for crimes against journalists at the World Press Freedom Day event “Finding Security in Unsafe Passages​.” The event will be held at the United Nations on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 3 – 6 pm, and is organized by the International […]