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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 […]

Go On Girl! Book Club selects Passion’s Pride for its recommended summer reading

Go On Girl! Book Club, the largest national reading organization in the U.S. for black women, has chosen“Passion’s Pride – Return to the Dawning,” by author Cathie Wright-Lewis, for its summer reading choice in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre. The spiritual novel explores the connection between the Twin Towers, symbols of American wealth and power, and the […]

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 […]

No Fast Track: Take Action Against Undemocratic Legislation

Fast Track legislation is undemocratic because it shrouds trade deals in secrecy, making it nearly impossible for Congress to fix trade deals that harm our economy and environment. There should be “No Fast Track” because it prevents citizens from providing input to proposals while the deal is being negotiated.  Read the facts about Fast Track and […]

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). […]

n+1 Labor and Letters Symposium

The magazine n+1 is convening a panel discussion in NYC on April 23rd to discuss the issues that freelance writers face today and to ask whether or not it’s possible to organize to address them. Moderated by n+1 editor Nikil Saval, n+1’s “Labor and Letters” symposium convenes Aaron Braun, Sarah Jaffe, Maxine Phillips, and Maida […]