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July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 - Summer School of Women's Activism 2015

NEW YORK– The renowned Summer School of Women’s Activism 
created by AF3IRM NYC will open on July 11, Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm.
It will hold four-hour sessions for the next three Saturdays thereafter, 
bringing the concepts, ideas and vision of the women’s struggle for 
emancipation and liberation to those who would otherwise have scant 
opportunity to come into contact with such.  

The registration fee of $30 for students and unemployed;
$40 for professionals and $80 per person for institutions,
includes light lunch and the course’s current reading materials.  
Location: 256 West 38th Street – 12th Fl, NY, NY 10018
Day/Time: Saturdays from 11 AM - 5 PM

Women and women-identified of color are eligible to enroll. 
All classes are considered as a “safe space.” 
Interested parties can register via NYC Coordinator: oliviacanlas@gmail.com.

For any questions, please email: nynj@af3irm.org

July 18 - NWU members sign books at the Harlem Book Fair
NWU writers sign and sell books at the annual Harlem Book Fair. Come visit the NWU booth. 
The Harlem Book Fair is presented by Quarterly Black Review.
To showcase your book, join the NWU at nwu.org
Email info@nwuny.org to make arrangements or with any questions about the NWU.
To learn more about the Harlem Book Fair, visit harlembookfair.com.

July 25 & 26 - New York City Poetry Festival
​The National Writers Union will have a table where members may display and sell books. Members, please email info@nwuny.org if you want to display your books or can watch the table at any time during the festival.  Non-members, join NWU at nwu.org.
Festival open from 11 AM through 6 PM
Location: Governor's Island
For more information about festival, go to newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com.

NOTE: To help keep this event free to the public and for organizations to host readings, please contribute to their  Kickstarter fundraising campaign at  http://kck.st/1IrNwbe (most needed by May 21, 2015).


August 15 & 16 - The Dissident Arts Festival
Established in 2006, the Dissident Arts Festival is the annual gathering of cultural workers offering a creativity as revolutionary as their politics, from liberation jazz and militant new music to protest poetry, radical film and performance art. Event founder and producer John Pietaro, a percussionist, writer and cultural organizer, is proud to present the Dissident Arts Festival to an ever-growing audience.
August 15, El Taller Latino Americano, uptown Manhattan
August 16, ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn NY
For information and registration for the event, contact John Pietaro at leftmus@earthlink.net
www.DissidentArts.com

September 5 - Open Mic at Muhlenberg Library
Join us 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
New York, NY 10011
FREE and open to the public

September 20 - Brooklyn Book Festival 
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. 
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 from 10am — 6pm
Rain Or Shine. For more information, visit brooklynbookfestival.org


October 3 - Open Mic at Muhlenberg Library
Join us 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
New York, NY 10011
FREE and open to the public

October 10 - 2nd East Harlem Annual Book Fair Coming Up!
"El Festival del Libro." 

Attention: Poets, Writers, and Artists:

Get ready for our next Book Fair in Spanish Harlem! We have a date (October 10, 2015) and place (Children's Aid Society),and still working on time and fees. This year, once we have the list of our participants, La Fortaleza shall market and promote your presence at the Book Fair.... We will also announce your participation on Facebook page, The Latin Journal, among others. As participants, you will have a table and two chairs. Invited to participate are poets, writers, artists, publishers (large/commercial), small press organizations (fewer than 10 titles per year), Art & Culture vendors, Non-profit/Literary Organizations, Individual or Self-Published Author, Food Vendor (10x20' space, limited to 2 Vendors, first come, first placed, sorry, no exceptions). Yes, we are still looking for sponsorship!

To register or for more specific information, contact the Book Fair Coordinator:
Felix Leo Campos
(646) 546-1901
Email: campos@afterdarkcate.org

October 17 - United Solo Presents Letters to Zoey (The Musical)

NWU Member Garrett Robinson will perform his musical, "Letters to Zoey," 
at Theater Row for the United Solo Theater Festival.  
​Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 2 PM
Theatre Row 
410 W. 42nd St., Studio Theatre
New York, NY 10036
Check www.garrettrobinson.us for additional performance dates


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...
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