National Writers Union: NY
2014 UPCOMING EVENTS
September 22 - Monthly NWU-NY Steering Committee
256 W. 38th St., 12th floor, 6:30-9:00 pm - all members welcome!
October 16 - The War on Labor in the Courts and Legislature
The Metro NY Labor Communications Council presents a forum, featuring Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center, Jill Furillo, Executive Director, New York State Nurses Association,
Frank Deale, Professor, CUNY School of Law, Henry Garrido, Associate Director, District Council 37, AFSCME, Moderator, Timothy Sheard, New York Chapter Chair, National Writers Union
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. A FREE EVENT, 6-9 pm; light refreshments will be served.
October 18 - Open MIC Reading at the Muhlenberg Library
209 West 23rd Street, Manhattan, 2-4 pm - a free event, all writers are welcome.
November 3 - Writing on the Cutting Edge
Science & technology writer Morgan Peck talks about becoming an expert in an emerging field and pitching stories to popular magazines.
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan, 6-8:30 pm - a free event.
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 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.
SUCCESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WRITING FOR & SELLING TO PRINT & ONLINE MARKETS
Saturday, November 22, 2014
9:00-10:00 am: Registration, light breakfast, visit literature table, networking opportunities.
10:00-11:15 am: From Article to Book: Using a Journal Article to Pitch and win a Book Contract - Award Winning Journalist & Book Author Herb Boyd discusses how he pitched book proposals based on journal articles.
11:15-11:30: Break time
11:30-12:45: Adventures in Publishing - Tim Sheard (Hard Ball Press) & Dave Bass (freelance book designer) discuss negotiating a book contract, assigning copyright & ISBN, low cost, professional-grade book formatting, print & fulfillment options for the self-published author, targeting your market, and much more.
12:45-2:00:Luncheon and panel discussion, ”The Future of the Book,” literary agents Lindsay Edgecombe & Gary Heidt, and Strand Bookseller Gregg Farrell discuss the future of the printed word and new content platforms..
2:00-3:15: Social Media for writers: Mining Facebook LinkedIn, Twitter, and more, with Elana Levin & Charles Lenchner.
3:15-3:30: Break time
3:30-5:00: 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.
5:00-6:00: Cocktail Party & Open Mic
256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan
Light breakfast, lunch & cocktails provided
Register early, seats are limited!
(Seating is limited to 75 - Register Now)
Price: $30 NWU members, $45 non-members.
Non-members who join during the conference will receive a $15 refund.
NY area NWU members carried the union banner for the annual Labor Day Parade...
To register for the November 22 Writers Conference: .SUCCESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WRITING FOR & SELLING TO PRINT & ONLINE MARKETS