CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 17 - "HEY YO! YO SOY! - CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF NUYORICAN STREET POETRY"
Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St., Manhattan - 6 pm.
October 30 - BREAKING GROUND: Anthology of Puerto Rican Writers in New York 1980-2012
Dhalma Llanos Figueroa, Myrna Nieves & Abriendo Caminos reading at Barnes & Noble at Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W. 27th st., Manhattan (on the Breezeway): 5 pm.
November 4 - "A POWERFUL PRESS PACKET" - Publicity consultant Eartha Watts-Hicks will speak about how to devlop a press release & press packet that invites journalists, book reviewers & readers to get to know you. At Ben's Kosher Deli, 209 W. 38th St., Manhattan, 6 pm.
November 9 - Self-Publishing Book Expo - features a stellar list of panels and lectures featuring:
>Advice from some of the best in the business, including special hands-on sessions, workshops and round table discussions.
>Smith Publicity's FREE publicity consultations to the next 25 people who purchase tickets at the early bird price! (http://selfpubbookexpo.com/panel-ticket-info)
>Archway Publishing's free, complete publishing package (valued at $1,999) to one lucky attendee in a drawing to be held at the Expo. (http://selfpubbookexpo.com)
>Networking opportunities over coffee.
Sponsors include Kobo, Lulu.com, Createspace, Kindle/Direct Publishing, Nook Press, Kirkus Indie, Archway Publishing, Bowker, indieBrag, and Smashwords,
November 9 - The Louis Reyes Rivera Writers Workshop Presents: Century, a novel by Yvonne Hilton
An 18century tale of slavery and resistance in the northern US.
Bedford Library, Hancock and Franklin in Bklyn C train to Franklin, 3-4:30 pm.
December 9 - CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS - Members & friends are invited to our annual holiday party, where authors can celebrate their publishing successes at the open mike and garner advice and encouragement from veteran writers.
UAW/NWU Conference Room
256 W. 38th St., 12th Floor, Manhattan
Free for members & guests
THE NATIONAL WRITERS UNION NY CHAPTER ANNOUNCES
WRITING SUCCESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
THE 3RD ANNUAL WRITERS CONFERENCE
8:00-9:00: REGISTRATION - Networking Opportunities, Visit NWU Lit. Table
9:00-10:00: COPYRIGHT LAW How to Protect Your Intellectual Property - Susan E. Davis, NWU National Contract Advisor, Co-chair NWU Book Division.
10:00-12:00: MINING SOCIAL MEDIA -How to Use Online resources such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagrams, Blogs & Web Sites to establish your brand, establish your brand and identify customers. Don Lafferty, Marketing Consultant.
12:00-2:00: "New York on Ten Cents a Word?" Four freelance writers share stories of struggle and success fighting the low wage model of web content.
David Hill is the co-chair of the Journalism Division of the National Writers Union. His writing has appeared in Grantland, Vice, McSweeney's, The Awl, Outside, Utne, and The New York Times.
Sarah Jaffe is a staff writer at In These Times magazine and the co-host of Dissent magazine's Belabored podcast. She's been a journalist, often freelance, since 2002, and her work has been published in The Nation, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and many other publications.
James O'Brien, Ph.D. is a full-time independent writer, reporter, and researcher on business, technology, social media, film, wine, and travel. He has been a correspondent for Boston University's Research Magazine and The Boston Globe. He is the author of The Indie Writer's Survival Guide: DOs and DON'Ts of Full-Time Freelancing: Year One(SlimBooks, 2013).
David Roth is a writer and editor and the co-founder of The Classical, a Kickstarter-funded sports website that debuted in 2011. He's a staff writer at SB Nation, and has written -- always as a freelancer -- for New York, GQ, Playboy, Sports On Earth, Outside, Vice and the Wall Street Journal.
Maggie Serota is the co-host of the popular music podcast Low Times, and a freelance writer for various print and web publications. She has written for The Onion A.V. Club, VICE.com, Philadelphia Weekly, Buzzfeed, TheFix.com and Blackbookmag.com.
2:00-3:00 WRITING IN MULTI-MEDIA Adding video and other interactive features to your work. Jillian Abbott.
3:00-4:00: SELF-PUBLISHING ON A SHOE STRING - How to collect all the royalties and how to enlist NWU editors, graphic artists and book designers to produce a high quality book at a fraction of the cost of high profile book packaging services. Tim Sheard, author, publisher, Hard Ball Press.
4:00-5:00 BUSINESS SENSE - Operating a Small Business as a Writer: Learn about controlling costs, tracking inventory, paying taxes and more. Alexandria Faiz, personal business coach.
5:00-6:30: IS THE BOOK AN ENDANGERED SPECIES? Reflections on the future of publishing.
Over cocktails and light fare, join in a conversation about what writers can expect in the marketplace, with Johanna Ingalls, editor, Akashic Books, Anthony Arnove, editor, Haymarket Books, Lindsay Edgecombe, Literary Agent, LEVINE│GREENBERG LITERARY AGENCY, INC.,Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, a writer, and a bookseller at the Strand bookstore, and Olivia Rosane, a bookseller & shop steward at the Strand Bookstore.
Reserve a seat – email email@example.com
Cost: $15 – members, $20 – students, seniors, $40 – non members.
Nonmembers who join at the conference will receive a $25 reimbursement.