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​2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

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 & her process, shedding light on how to refine 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.
For more info, call 718-931-9500 x21. To register, click here...Click her for more information. 

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. 

November 24 - NWU-NY Steering Committee Meeting - All members welcome.
6:30-8:30 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 

December 1 - Book Party for New York Hustle - Pool Rooms, School Rooms & Street Corners, by NWU Member Stan Maron
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan, 6-8:30 pm, Food & drink will be provided.

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

PROGRAM

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.

To register, click here..
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
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