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​2015 UPCOMING Events



March 2 - First Monday Program - Let's Talk about Writing (and Publishing and Marketing)
Join the members of the National Writers Union for an open discussion.  Bring your plans and issues for a free exchange of experience and knowledge. Find support and wisdom, and share your experience with other writers.  
6-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
Light refreshments served.

March 4 - Dramatic Reading of the play Drifting by Bill Doan
ABOUT THIS SHOW
When your sister says, “I saw what you used to do in the barn,” 
you listen. When she says it from deep inside a coma, you really 
listen. Drifting is a play about siblings who find a way to connect 
across the great divide of altered consciousness. Their 
connection is the discovery of how they’ve become part of each 
other, making it possible to dance, laugh, and say goodbye 
somewhere beyond the mind and the senses.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30PM 
at Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
Btwn Rivington & Delancey
New York, NY 10002 
F to 2ND AVE, B/D to GRAND, J/Z to BOWERY, 6 to SPRING, M to ESSEX

March 7 - Book Launch, Aida Zilelian's Novel, The Legacy of Lost Things
Everyone is invited to join Aida Zilelian for the launch
 of her award winning novel The Legacy of Lost Things.  
The novel is the recipient of the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award. 
The release party is by invitation only.  Anyone interested 
in attending the event is requested to contact Ms. Zilelian 
at her email address, AidaZ1973@hotmail.com.
The Book Launch will be conduced between 7 and 9 PM.  


March 9 - NWU-NY Steering Committee meeting 
All members are welcome to learn how we are advancing the interests of freelance writers and to offer your ideas. Volunteers welcome. 
6:30-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
If unable to be present, members are welcome to attend by phone conferencing. Email for the phone number: info@nwuny.org
Light refreshments served. 

March 17 - 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.

March 21 Open Mic at Muhlenberg Library
Join the one and only Lora Tucker 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

April 6 - First Monday Program - Copyrights and Contracts with Susan E. Davis
Learn about your publishing rights, how to evaluate a contract and how to negotiate with a publisher for a better deal, with Susan E. Davis co-chair, Grievance and Contract Division of the National Writers Union.
6-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
Light refreshments served.

April 13 - NWU-NY Steering Committee meeting 
All members are welcome to learn how we are advancing the interests of freelance writers and to offer your ideas. Volunteers welcome. 
6:30-9 pm, 256 W. 38th St., 12th flr., Manhattan. 
If unable to be present, members are welcome to attend by phone conferencing. Email for the phone number: info@nwuny.org. 
Light refreshments served. 

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 18 - Open Mic at Muhlenberg Library
Join the one and only Lora Tucker 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

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.
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...