April 11, 18, 25 - Insights into Book Publishing with Gary Heidt of Signature Literary Agency
Do you want your book to be published? The first step is usually to find a literary agent. Gary Heidt from Signature Literary Agency is presenting a seminar series of lectures and Q&A's to help the writer who would like to know more about how the book business really works and what concrete steps she or he could take toward getting published. This four-lecture seminar will consist of two lectures for all writers, one for writers of nonfiction (including memoir) and one for writers of fiction.
A subscription to the series, which takes place April 11 at 3pm, April 18 at 1pm and 4pm, and on April 25th at 3 pm, is available for $175-225 at signaturewriters.com. Mr. Heidt will be joined by Jill Schoolman of Archipelago Books and Joshua Ellison of Restless Books in a panel discussion and Q&A on April 25th.
Union Members receive $25 off tickets.
The Old American Can Factory
232 Third Street (corner of Third Ave & Third St)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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 23 - Book Launch, Valdivia Beauchamp, My Mesopotamia Notes of Gertrude Bell
Join us for the launch of Valdivia Beauchamp's new book.
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Valdivia Beauchamp, was born in Recife, Brazil, and
immigrated to America in 1964. At some point on her
carrier, she worked as a political Journalist for the
Brazilian Government. She has written: “Stigma, Saga
for a New World”, “Because of Napoleon” and “Khatun,
Gertrude Bell, mentor de Lawrence d’Arabie” ,(version in
French only). Her researches about Gertrude Bell, took
her to PETRA, and AQABA in Jordan. She has being
researching this pioneer Iron lady Gertrude Bell since
1992 when pursuing her second Master at NYU. Just now film makers and biographers have shown interest in the life of this British spy, archeologist, and key political operative in the founding of Iraq in the early twentieth century. The author offers a riveting story with timely message, achieving a delicate balance between entertainment and cultural critique that will delight both casual and serious readers.
April 27 - Reading of the play The Green Book by Calvin Ramsey
Everyone is invited to the concert reading of the play
The Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
and directed by George Ferencz
Reading will be conducted at
The Actors Temple
339 West 47th
(between 8th and 9th Ave.)
for information call 678-760-9580
Admission is Free
May 1 & 2 - The American Society of Journalists and Authors Annual Conference
"ASJA2015: Connect for Success," a premier event for freelance writers,
will be held in New York City on May 1st – 2nd, 2015 at the Roosevelt Hotel.
Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of Stuck in the Middle With You and She’s
Not There: a Life in Two Genders, the first bestselling work by a transgender
author, will give the keynote address. Through a special arrangement with
ASJA, NWU members and supporters receive $10 off the registration fee.
Use the discount code - nwu10off - when registering at
May 3 - Book signing with Nuria Garcia Arteaga
Everyone is invited to the book signing and reading by Nuria Garcia Arteaga.
Ms. Arteaga will be presenting her book Love Marathon and 3 Shades of Love.
She will also give a reading/presentation with audios/videos from:
- "Intercultural Neurosis" which focus on domestic violence
- "Nampitsi", about the difficult situation in which native communities
of the Peruvian Amazone live. The song of this story was selected
to compete at 'Inspire Us', LA Times Festival of Books.
- "Oslo and thanatos" about racism and discrimination.
Several copies of books and musical cds will be given away for free.
Ms. Arteaga's publications are in Spanish, English and Dutch.
Drinks and hors d'oeurvres will be served.
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan.
May 4 - Let's Talk About Writing (NWU First Mondays Monthly Series)
Join veteran writers in an open discussion about writing, publishing and marketing. Bring your plans and your questions about pitching an article or a book, negotiating a contract, developing a marketing plan, or any topic related to the business of writing.
256 W. 38th St., 12th floor
Free and open to all writers
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, email: email@example.com
Presented by the National Writers Union, along with the International Federation of Journalists, the Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations, and the Metro New York Labor Communications Council. Panelist for the discussion will include H.E. Mrs. Bénédicte Frankinet, Ambassador, Permanent Representative Of Belgium To The United Nations, Herb Boyd, Susan E. Davis, Karin Deutsch Karlekar, Charles Seife, Frank Smyth.
United Nations Headquarters
46th Street and First Avenue
Conference Room 11
New York, NY, 10017
May 16 - NWU Louis Reyes Rivera Annual Tribute: Flowing River of Words
NWU's Annual Tribute to Louis Reyes Rivera
Readings to Live Jazz to Celebrate Louis’s 70th Birthday
Featuring Emerging Talents personally identified by Louis’s associates.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street, NYC
Call 212-780-9386 or visit nuyorican.org to purchase event ticket
For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com to make arrangements or with any questions about the NWU.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.