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​2015 UPCOMING Events

Feb 2 - Let's Talks About Writing 
An open discussion about writing, 
publishing and marketing. 
Share your experience, plans 
and marketing issues. 
A free event open to all writers. 
6-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr.
Manhattan. 
Light refreshments served.

Feb. 7 - Script and Screenplay Writing Workshop
Bring several copies of 5-10 pages for participants to read 
and discuss in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. 
In time we will have a public space for reading and workshopping entire plays.  
Open to NWU members by invitation only.
To request a spot, email Ji Hyun Lee.at: leejihyun791@gmail.com
New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Avenue at 34th St., Manhattan
Bus lines 34 and 34 A select service.
Subway - 6 Train to 33rd and Park Avenue

February 8 - Pre-release book party for Passion's Pride - Return to the Dawning, by Cathie Wright-Lewis
Passion's Pride is a powerful spiritual novel 
about a Brooklyn High School teacher. As she 
and her students witness the attack on 
the World Trade Center, she senses the Spirits 
of the African slaves buried at the foot of the tower 
reaching up and comforting the souls of the 
New Yorkers falling to their deaths. The event 
sends her on a journey through America's past 
that opens her eyes to her own family's role in 
the Civil Rights struggles in Brooklyn, and to the 
connection between the Twin Towers, symbols of 
American wealth and power, and the slave trade 
that led so many African people to New York and 
their unmarked graves.
2-5 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th floor.
Refreshments will be served.

​February 8 - Raymond Nat Turner and Upsurge 
Nominated for an Indie Award for their debut album 
All Hands on Deck.  Enjoy an evening of jazz and poetry 
with Upsurge at the Whynot Jazz Room.
7:00 - 9:30 PM
$10 cover
Whynot Jazz Room
14 Christopher Street
New York, New York 10014




Feb. 9 - NWU-NY Steering Committee meeting 
All members are welcome to learn how we are advancing the interests of freelance writers and to offer your ideas. Volunteers welcome. 
6:30-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
If unable to be present, members are welcome to attend by phone conferencing. 
Email for the phone number: info@nwuny.org
Light refreshments served. 

Feb 17 - Outreach to Members - A Phone Bank Evening. Join us in chatting with current and lapsed members and help build union friendship and solidarity. 4-8 pm (come for whatever time you can spare), 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan.

Feb.21 Open Mic at Muhlenberg Library
Join the one and only Lora Tucker for the "No Slamming, Just Jamming" open mic at the Muhlenberg Library. Bring your own material to read and perform or just attend and enjoy a celebration of poetry, literature, music and community.  
Muhlenberg Public Library
209 W. 23rd Street, 3rd Floor. 2-4 PM

March 2 - First Monday Program - Topic TBA
6-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
Light refreshments served.

March 9 - NWU-NY Steering Committee meeting 
All members are welcome to learn how we are advancing the interests of freelance writers and to offer your ideas. Volunteers welcome. 
6:30-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
If unable to be present, members are welcome to attend by phone conferencing. Email for the phone number: info@nwuny.org
Light refreshments served. 

March 17 - Outreach to Members 
A Phone Bank Evening. Join us in chatting with current and lapsed members and help build union friendship and solidarity. 4-8 pm (come for whatever time you can spare.)
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan.

March 21 Open Mic at Muhlenberg Library
Join the one and only Lora Tucker for the "No Slamming, Just Jamming" open mic at the Muhlenberg Library. Bring your own material to read and perform or just attend and enjoy a celebration of poetry, literature, music and community.  
Muhlenberg Public Library
209 W. 23rd Street, 3rd Floor. 2-4 PM

April 6 - First Monday Program - Topic TBA
6-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
Light refreshments served.

April 13 - NWU-NY Steering Committee meeting 
All members are welcome to learn how we are advancing the interests of freelance writers and to offer your ideas. Volunteers welcome. 
6:30-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
If unable to be present, members are welcome to attend by phone conferencing. Email for the phone number: info@nwuny.org. 
Light refreshments served. 

April 21 - Outreach to Members 
A Phone Bank Evening. Join us in chatting with current and lapsed members and help build union friendship and solidarity. 4-8 pm (come for whatever time you can spare.)
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan.

April 18 - Open Mic at Muhlenberg Library
Join the one and only Lora Tucker for the "No Slamming, Just Jamming" open mic at the Muhlenberg Library. Bring your own material to read and perform or just attend and enjoy a celebration of poetry, literature, music and community.
Muhlenberg Public Library
209 W. 23rd Street, 3rd Floor. 2-4 PM

June 6 - The Independent Publishers Book Fair 
The National Writers Union is sponsoring an all day fair featuring New York's best independent publishers and booksellers. Find the authors the big corporate publishing companies are afraid to put into print.
Author readings and discussions all day. 
10 am - 5 pm
256 W. 38th St., Manhattan
A Free event.
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.
NY area NWU members carried the union banner for the annual Labor Day Parade...