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​2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 6 - Susan Lee: MAKING MONEY LESS SCARY: FINANCIAL PLANNING AND TAXES FOR WRITERS
Ben’s Restaurant, 209 W. 38th St. (7th-8th Ave), Manhattan

Feb 2 - Marina Rubin: FLASH FICTION: WRITING & MARKETING SUPER SHORT FICTION
Ben’s Restaurant, 209 W. 38th St. (7th-8th Ave), Manhattan

February 15 - Poets & Prose Open Mic
Muhlenberg Library, 209 W. 23rd St., Manhattan, 2-4 pm.
All writers welcome!

March 3 - Michael-Ann Rowe: WRITING FOR TELEVISION & WEB TV
Ben’s Restaurant, 209 W. 38th St. (7th-8th Ave), Manhattan

March 9 - Book Party for Margaret Mendel's Fishkicker
256 W. 38th St., 12th floor, Manhattan.
Celebrate Margaret's debut E-book novel.

March 11 - Book Party for Ricardo Estrada: Gratuity Not Included, a novel about restaurant workers.
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr, 6:30-9:00 pm.

March 15 - OPEN MIC
Listeners: Give attention to word artists and allow yourself to journey into their creative worlds. 
The Muhlenberg Library209 West 23rd St. (7th Ave)
New York, N.Y. 10011, 2-4 P.M.

March 18 - General Membership Meeting: 6-8:00 PM, 
256 W. 38th St., 12th Flr. All NWU Members are invited to share your concerns and ideas to help build the union.

March 26 - Journalist Peter Benjaminson's death bed interview with Mary Wells, the "Lost Supreme.  Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. Admission is free.

March 30 - Celebrate OSM's 2nd Year - Marivir Montebon's online magazine for awesome global citizens.
256 W. 38th St., 12th floor, 3-6 pm. 

April 4 - Book Party for Elisabet Cairo's Just To Be Held
A celebration of her literary fiction novel that has already changed the lives of readers. .
256 W. 38th st., 12th floor, 6-9 pm.

April 7 - From Book To Film                                            Come hear veteran writer and theatrical journalist Tony Phillips discussing how a book becomes optioned for film, and how it is translated into a script.
Ben’s Restaurant, 209 W. 38th St. (7th-8th Ave), Manhattan

​April 12 - Raymond Nat Turner Jazz Poetry at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St., NYC, 2-4 pm.                                                                                                               May 4 - Book Party for Tim Sheard's New Novel, In Hiding.   2-5 PM 415 Argyle Rd. (backyard)                                                                                                                                       May 5 -  Elisabet Cairo - FROM BLOG TO BOOK
Learn how this author used creative marketing to develop a must-read blog and publish it as a book. Ben’s Restaurant, 209 W. 38th St. (7th-8th Ave), Manhattan, 6-8 PM.                                                                                                                           May 9 - 19 Workers Unite! Film Festival                            
NYC Celebrates Global Labor Solidarity in several locations in Downtown New York City including the historic Cinema Village near Union Square www.workersunitefilmfestival.org                                                                                                                May 17 - Louis Reyes Rivera - The People's Poet
Celebrate the life and work of poet, essayist and educator Louis Reyes Rivera.  Teatro SEA, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002, 7-10 PM  https://louistribute.eventbrite.com

May 18 - "WRITING ACROSS BORDERS" - the 2nd Annual International Writers Conference, at University Settlement House,  184 Eldridge St., on Manhattan's lower east side. 8:00 am-5:00. Click  here for more details...

May 31 - WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO (YOUR) GOOD STORIES - 

A Conference for Serious Nonfiction Writers

June 2 - First Monday, Speaker TBA



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​May 5 - FROM BLOG TO BOOK
Learn how this talented, multi-platform writer developed her blog about wine, travel and making friends, and how she transformed them into an enchanting book. The linked stories engage the reader in discussions about life, travel, love...and always, the local wine - a savvy way to carve out a marketing niche in this hyper-competitive business.  Ben’s Restaurant, 209 W. 38th St. (7th-8th Ave), 
Manhattan, 6-8 PM.

May 17 - LOUIS REYES RIVERA - THE PEOPLE'S POET
Join us for a "Flowing River of Words", NWU's annual tribute event for Louis Reyes Rivera: poet, essayist and educator.  Networking reception at 7 PM.  Meet prominent writers such as Ernesto Quinonez, Mariposa Fernandez and J.E. Franklin.  Learn about Poets & Writers grant programs.  Also, there will be an open reading to live music by the Ray Martinez Jazz Trio and B4 Quartet.  Teatro SEA, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002, 7-10 PM https://louistribute.eventbrite.com

May 31 - WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO (YOUR) GOOD STORIES
Someplace, right now, a writer is stuck in the middle of a story, or a paragraph, or a sentence, and at a loss for what should come next. Make that a lot of writers. “When Bad Things Happen to (Your) Good Stories” that takes dead aim at the reasons writers find themselves stuck, and offers pathways out. This day-long collaboration between Columbia Journalism School’s Continuing Education Program and The Big Roundtable is designed for serious nonfiction writers, no matter what their experience or their canvas. It will also provide chances to meet and brainstorm with other writers about the craft, about pathways to success, and about how to fund the writing habit.
May 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 

Instructor: Michael Shapiro, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and founder, The Big Roundtable, will facilitate the opening discussion. Other accomplished journalists will serve as facilitators in the breakout sessions and mentors throughout the day

June 2 TBA






April 4 - BOOK PARTY FOR ELISABET CAIRO

​Elisabet Cairo's novel takes us into the lives of two women in Barcelona, Spain. How does a war fought 80 years ago affect the off-springs of the victims? How does religion, culture, and fairy tales affect the decisions women make? Where does the road to enlightenment lead? Join Elisabet Cairo in celebration of her literary fiction novel that has already changed the lives of readers.
​256 W. 38th St., 12th floor, 6-9 pm.
April 7 - FROM BOOK TO FILM

Come hear veteran writer and theatrical columnist 
Tony Phillips discussing how a book becomes optioned 
for film, and how it is translated into a script.
​Ben’s Restaurant, 209 W. 38th St. (7th-8th Ave), 
Manhattan
April 12 - JAZZPOETRY ENSEMBLE UPSURGE!  

Poet-in-residence at Black Agend Report Raymond Nat Turner will be reading/performing at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St., NYC, 2-4 pm. $10. admission.
May 4 - BOOK PARTY FOR TIMOTHY SHEARD 

Book Party for Timothy Sheard's 8th crime novel IN HIDING
Sunday, May 4, 2014
2-5 pm
415 Argyle Rd., back yard (Google Map)

Q train south past Cortelyou Rd. to Newkirk Ave, then go back north one stop to Cortelyou Rd.
Turn left out of the station, 2 blocks to Argyle Rd.