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May 26 - The New York Labor History Association & the National Writers Union New York Chapter Present:
"A WRITER’S NEW YORK - Three Books Reflecting on our 
Beloved Five Boroughs."
Spend an evening with three insightful and acerbic writers, 
Walter Balcerak, Stan Maron & Bill Hohlfield (“Dennis Patrick”),
 as they discuss the city they love (and sometimes hate) and
 read from their new works. May 26, 2015, 256 W. 38th St., 
12th flr., Manhattan, 6:30-9:00 pm, Refreshments will be served. 

May 30 - Bronx Book Fair
The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting those literary artists to readers and book lovers of all ages. 
FREE Admission!
12 - 6 PM
Bronx Library Center/New York Public Library
310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458

May 31 - Poetry of Resistance: Imagining the Overthrow of Capitalist Oppression
(A Left Forum event -

Any movement for social change must be generated by a political imagination, that space where we re-envision and recreate the human soul beyond the purely political, social, or technological. Any progressive social change must be imagined first, and that vision must find its most eloquent possible expression to move from vision to reality. Come and join this conversation with five political poets who will share some of their work, along with their thoughts about why poetry matters for activists and social movements. We will then invite your participation. 

Sunday, May 31 from  03:40pm - 05:40pm in Room 1.61

​John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
The City University of New York
524 West 59th St, New York, NY 10019

Register HERE...

Sponsoring Journal: National Writers Union

 Participants: Chair/Facilitator- Steve Bloom
 Speakers/Co-Facilitators: Raymond Nat Turner; Martín Espada; Lauren Schmidt; Lora Tucker

June 4 - Metro NY Labor Communications Council Annual Convention
Come for the 3:30 p.m. business meeting, or at 4:00 p.m. for the program.
The convention will be held at CSA, 40 Rector Street, 12th Floor
Registration: $25 for members/$35 for non-members.
Special rate for students, interns, retirees and the unemployed: $10
Register at

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
Email to make arrangements or with any questions about the NWU.
To learn more about the Harlem Book Fair, visit

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 if you want to display your books or can watch the table at any time during the festival.  Non-members, join NWU at
Festival open from 11 AM through 6 PM
Location: Governor's Island
For more information about festival, go to

NOTE: To help keep this event free to the public and for organizations to host readings, please contribute to their  Kickstarter fundraising campaign at (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

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

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
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...