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The New York Chapter of the National Writers Union represents freelance writers & editors in the greater NY area. Together we work to advance the working economic, social, and political status of writers across the nation. Click here for more...

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May 26 -      A WRITER’S NEW YORK - Three Books Reflecting
                   on our Beloved Five Boroughs
May 30 -      Bronx Book Fair
May 31 -      Poetry of Resistance: Imagining the Overthrow of 
                   Capitalist Oppression
June 4 -      Metro NY Labor Communications Council Annual 
July 18 -      NWU members sign books at the Harlem Book Fair
July 25-26    New York City Poetry Festival
Aug. 15-16    The Dissident Arts Festival
Sept. 20 -     Brooklyn Book Festival 
Oct.10 -       2nd East Harlem Annual Book Fair Coming Up!
NWU members at the 
2014 Harlem Book Fair
NWU Annual Picnic at Riverside Park 
Holiday Party 2014

25-02 Steinway St. 
Astoria, NY 11103
Tel: 718-274-9572
Fax: 718-204-6220
Contact: Khalil


60-20 59th Pl. 
Maspeth, NY 11378

Michael Louie, Acct Exec/VP-Sales
Tel: 718 894-5555, Ext. 17

Brian Nawroth, CEO
Tel: 718 894-5555, Ext. 22

May 31 - 03:40pm - 05:40pm 

Poetry of Resistance: Imagining the Overthrow 
of Capitalist Oppression

 Any movement for social change must be generated by a political  imagination, that space where we re-envision and recreate the human soul beyond the purely political, social, or technological. Any progressive social change must be imagined first, and that vision must find its most eloquent possible expression to move from vision to reality. Come and join this conversation with five political poets who will share some of their work, along with their thoughts about why poetry matters for activists and social movements. We will then invite your participation.

 Sponsoring Journal: National Writers Union

Participants: Chair/Facilitator- Steve Bloom
Speakers/Co-Facilitators: Raymond Nat Turner; Martín Espada; Lauren  Schmidt; Lora Tucker

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
524 West 59th St, New York, NY 10019, Rm. 1.61

Register HERE...