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September 6 - Labor Day Parade
Meet at E. 45th st., 5th Ave. at 10:00 am. the UAW Region 9A will be at the head of the march.

SEPTEMBER 8 - "WHAT IS TRUE?" NY Times Reporter Terry Schwadron on Writing That Reveals The Heart of the Story.
A free program. 256 W. 28th St., Manhattan, 5:30-7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

September  21 - Brooklyn Book Fair
Downtown Brooklyn across from City Hall.
NWU members may sell their books from our table. To reserve a space, email: 10 am-5 pm.

November 22 - Annual Writers Conference: Succeeding in the Digital Age: Writing for & Marketing to Print & Online Markets 
Advance your career with up to date information about publishing, copyright protection, affordable marketing strategies, social media tools and much more. 


NWU authors at the 2013 Harlem Book Fair
Lora Tucker reading at the 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival
Engaging a critical view of the
  veracity of news.
Monday, Sept. 8, 5:30-7:00 pm
256 W. 38th St., 12th Flr., Manhattan
Terry Schwadron spent most of his working life in newsrooms at The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Providence Journal until last year when he left as a senior editor. Over that time, he did almost every job in the newsroom in print and electronic journalism, from reporter to editor to manager. At The New York Times, he headed newsroom operations, overseeing research, the use of technology by the newsroom and its effects on work flow, jobs and communications worldwide. He also created a group of specialized reporters who pursued and mined government records.
Terry, once a Newspaper Guild officer, has been allied with National Writers Union, and serves as treasurer of the National Writers United Service Organization, working with NWU member Esther Cohen on projects to encourage and gather stories from low-wage workers. That work is expanding to include partnerships with Riverside Church towards a pilot project that will support storytelling among residents of city public housing and other low-wage groups. A Harlem resident, Terry is a trombone player, with diverse musical groups, and is still available for New Year's Eve.
Join us at Booth 625 (see map) at the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday, Sept. 21, 10 am-5 pm. Cadman Plaza across from the Brooklyn Court House. 
Register for a place at the table at:
"One City. Five Boroughs. All Workers"
Saturday,September 6, 2014 
Arrive by lO:OOam. The UAW will be staging at East 45th St. between 5th Ave and Vanderbilt.

Topics include:

  • Start a Publishing Company - Tim Sheard & Dave Bass (Hard Ball Press) discuss copyright, ISBN, book formatting, print & fulfillment options, selecting manuscripts & authors, and much more. ​
  • From Article to Book: Using a Journal Article to Pitch a Book Contract  - Award Winning Journalist & Book Author Herb Boyd discusses how he pitched book proposals based on journal articles.
  • Mining Social Media: Establish Your Brand and Publicize Your Book With Free Online Programs - Speaker TBA
  • Print vs. Online: The Future of the Book - a luncheon discussion with literary agents, publisher editors and book sellers
  • Promote Yourself: Video Trailers, Head Shots & Book Covers, and Back-of-the-Book Hooks - Malcolm Douglas Brown, Deneka Pattiston   & Marion Hammon discuss successful, affordable promotion  materials.
  • Cocktail Party & Open Mic

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan
Light breakfast, lunch & cocktails provided

Register early, seats are limited!
(Registration form will be posted soon)
Price: $30 NWU members, $45 non-members.
Non-members who join during the conference will receive a $15 refund.