Join the National Writers Union

For more information and to join the National Writers Union, go to: www.nwu.org.

From the National Writers Union website:

The National Writers Union UAW Local 1981 is the only labor union that represents freelance writers.

Now, more than ever, with the consolidation of power into the hands of ever-larger corporate entities and with the advent of technologies that facilitate the exploitation of a writer’s work, writers need an organization with the clout and know-how to protect our interests. One that will forge new rules for a new era.

Combining the strength of more than 1,200 members in our 13 chapters with the support of the United Automobile Workers, the NWU works to advance the economic and working conditions of all writers. Our members also directly benefit from the many valuable services the Union offers—including grievance assistance, contract advice, and much more—while actively contributing to a growing movement of professional freelancers who have banded together to assert their collective power.

Monday Readings
The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic via Zoom on Monday, October 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. Our featured reader this month will be the author David Hill, who will be joining us via Zoom from New York. David, who is also the 1st Vice President of the NWU, will be reading from his new book, The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).  David is originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, and his work has appeared regularly in Grantland and The Ringer, and has been featured in The New YorkerThe New York Times, GQ, and New York magazine, as well as on This American Life. He lives in Nyack, New York, with his wife and three children.

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 nwutucson@yahoo.com

 

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 nwutucson@yahoo.com to confirm the date and location of the next meeting.