Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New York Poetry Festival

National Writers Unions
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Join the National Writers Union at the New York Poetry Festival this Saturday & Sunday.

Support the NWU Members reading on Saturday at 11 am. (We have one reading slot available.)

Would you like to volunteer at our table and sell your books? Let us know by Friday by emailing

July 29 & 30   11AM -  6PM

Governors Island is accessible by three ferries, one leaving from Manhattan ($2 roundtrip), one leaving from Brooklyn ($2 roundtrip), and one that makes several stops along the East River ($4 one way).

The New York City Poetry Festival showcases all of the different formats, aesthetics, and personalities of New York City reading series and collectives, in one place at one time. The festival intends to create branches between disparate poetry communities, and other artists and artisans, by bringing poetry out of the dark bars and universities and by placing it in the sun.

Watch for more announcements about other upcoming events:
- NWU Open Mic - August 5th (the 1st Saturday of each month) at the Muhlenberg Library at 209 W 23rd Street, 3rd Floor, between 7th & 8th Avenues.   
- NWU at the Writer's Digest Conference from August 18-20. We'll need volunteers to tell the attendees all about the great work the NWU does.
- NWU Annual Picnic - August 27th - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Details about the picnic will appear on the website shortly.
- NWU First Wednesday Series about the Business of Writing starting in September.  Please suggest topics you'd like to learn more about by emailing  Will be held at the NWU office, 256 W 38th Street, 12th floor.  


Why Join the NWU?

Having free space to sell your books at the Harlem Book Fair, the New York Poetry Festival, and the Brooklyn Book Festival is just one of many reasons.
In keeping with its mission to defend writers’ rights and improve writers’ economic conditions, the NWU, through the collective efforts of its members, is able to provide a host of resources, benefits, and services to those who join us. For more information about the membership benefits, see below.

  • Access to National and International Press Passes
  • Tools to Earn More from Your Writing
  • Contract and Grievance Help
  • Advice along the way
  • Support network as you travel to promote your work
  • Advocacy
  • Find a Union Writer
  • Share your writing story
  • Help with health insurance
  • Union Plus benefits

Visit to learn more.

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