National Writers Union: NY
2014 UPCOMING EVENTS
October 27 - NWU-NY General Membership Meeting
Join a discussion about the future of the union: how to make it stronger, how to take advantage of the many programs and services we offer. 6:30-8:30 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. LIght refreshments and drinks will be served - all are welcome.
November 3 - Writing on the Cutting Edge
Science & technology writer Morgan Peck talks about becoming an expert in an emerging field and pitching stories to popular magazines.
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan, 6-8:30 pm - a free event.
November 7 - Seeing It Through: Workshop for Emerging Writers, with Dahlma Llanos Figueroa - a Free Event.
She will share her writing tips, as well as her process and journey, shedding light on how torefine a manuscript, solicit an agent, and get it published. She will discuss the author’s role in marketing and promotion of their book, how to leverage social media presence and in-house branding, and how to get your book into bookstores and scheduling book presentations.
At Bronx Council for the Arts, 2700 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY. 6:30-8:30PM.
November 14 - Who Pays the Writers? A Panel Discussion
David Hill, NWU Journalism Division Co-Chair, WGA-E Organizer, Sports Writer for Grantland,
Special guest Manjula Martin, founder and editor of Scrtach and the blog Who Pays Writers? scratchmag.net.
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., 6-8:30 pm. A free event. Light refreshments will be served.
November 22 - Annual Writers Conference: Succeeding in the Digital Age: Writing for & Marketing to Print & Online Markets
Advance your career with up to date information about publishing, copyright protection, affordable marketing strategies, social media tools and much more.
December 12 - Annual Holiday Party - All members welcome
6-9:00 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th floor.
NWU authors at the 2013 Harlem Book Fair
Lora Tucker introducing the monthly Open Mic a the Muhlenberg Libary in Manhattan.
A dozen NWU members hawked their books and promoted the union at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Fair - a glorious day for writers.
SUCCESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WRITING FOR & SELLING TO PRINT & ONLINE MARKETS
Saturday, November 22, 2014
9:00-10:00 am: Registration, light breakfast, visit literature table, networking opportunities.
10:00-11:15 am: From Article to Book: Using a Journal Article to Pitch and win a Book Contract - Award Winning Journalist & Book Author Herb Boyd discusses how he pitched book proposals based on journal articles.
11:15-11:30: Break time
11:30-12:45: Adventures in Publishing - Tim Sheard (Hard Ball Press) & Dave Bass (freelance book designer) discuss negotiating a book contract, assigning copyright & ISBN, low cost, professional-grade book formatting, print & fulfillment options for the self-published author, targeting your market, and much more.
12:45-2:00:Luncheon and panel discussion, ”The Future of the Book,” literary agents Lindsay Edgecombe & Gary Heidt, and Strand Bookseller Gregg Farrell discuss the future of the printed word and new content platforms..
2:00-3:15: Social Media for writers: Mining Facebook LinkedIn, Twitter, and more, with Elana Levin & Charles Lenchner.
3:15-3:30: Break time
3:30-5:00: Promote Yourself: Video Trailers, Head Shots & Book Covers, and Back-of-the-Book Hooks - Malcolm Douglas Brown, Deneka Pattiston & Marion Hammon discuss successful, affordable promotion materials.
5:00-6:00: Cocktail Party & Open Mic
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan
Light breakfast, lunch & cocktails provided
Register early, seats are limited!
(Seating is limited to 75 - Register Now)
Price: $30 NWU members, $45 non-members.
Non-members who join during the conference will receive a $15 refund.
NY area NWU members carried the union banner for the annual Labor Day Parade...
To register for the November 22 Writers Conference: .SUCCESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WRITING FOR & SELLING TO PRINT & ONLINE MARKETS