The National Writers Union national office in New York can provide you with contract assistance and help with grievances. Our Tucson, Arizona, chapter is here to answer questions; update you on issues like copyright protection and how new technology affects writers; and help you make contact with other members at events like our Friday breakfasts and our Monday readings.
National Writers Union

Check Out the National Writers Union Website

You’ll find it at You can use it to:

  • Build your talent profile on our new searchable database
  • Submit news items about your writing—or any relevant event—for publication by tagging your NWU chapter.
  • Apply for a press pass
  • Renew your membership
  • Request contract advice
Monday Readings

The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic via Zoom on Monday, March 15, starting at 6:00 p.m. Our featured reader this month will be Amy Weintraub, who will be discussing her book Temple Dancer, a story about the tradition of the Deva desi, as well as the nature of creativity, sacred sexuality and two women living in very different times whose stories intertwine, and finally about “Hearing Voices,” listening to a character from a different time and culture. Amy is a yoga teacher, trainer and writing instructor known for her nonfiction books, Yoga for Depression (Harmony Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton), and who was a many-times rejected fiction writer suffering from depression before she found yoga. She will talk about the differences she finds in mining psycho-emotional truths in the writing of fiction and the writing of nonfiction, as well as the differences in the publication process. As the title of her talk implies, she will also discuss issues related to point of view. She welcomes questions. Visit her website at

The open mic is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.).

If you would like the Zoom link, please email us at


Friday Morning Breakfasts

NWU Tucson Friday morning breakfasts will be on hiatus until further notice. Check back for dates. They take place at 9:00 a.m. at Laverna's Coffee Shop. The address is 220 S. Plumer, which is one block south of Broadway, on the west side of Plumer.

Steering Committee
Our elected Steering Committee members are Co-Chairs Keith Bagwell and Barbara Wright; Secretary Alice Whittenburg; and Events Coordinator Greg Evans. The Steering Committee usually meets on the first Monday of each month. Contact us at to confirm the date and location of the next meeting.