ALL Are Invited. The only fee is a plate filled with your favorite food you'd like to share.
Spend a summer afternoon and share great food with fellow writers while overlooking the Hudson River. We'll be on the 66th Street Plaza in Riverside Park South near the Pier I Cafe and Linda's Lawn. Best way to find us is to use Google Earth.All of our members and friends are invited. We do ask that you RSVP with the food and/or drink you're planning to bring.
One plate/bowl of food or one bottle of water/soda/tea/lemonade is fine. No alcoholic beverages.
If you can come on Sunday, please email email@example.com. Directions to the Picnic Site:By Foot:
Walk to Riverside Blvd. (not Riverside Drive) and W 68th Street. Find the path to the right (North) of the playground. Walk down the path (West toward the water), it will bring you into Riverside Park South.
By Bike:Ride your bike along the bikeway that runs through Riverside Park South. This bikeway can be accessed from the Hudson River Park and Riverside Park bikeways. The NYC Parks Department provides bike racks near the PIER i CAFE.
By Train:Take the 1, 2, or 3 Lines to W 72nd Street. Walk to West End Ave and W 70th Street. Continue on W 70th Street until you reach Riverside Blvd then walk South to W 68th Street then follow walking directions. (Note: W 68th Street does not connect to Riverside Blvd, thus we suggest the W 70th Street route).
By Bus:Take M72 cross-town to W 70th Street and Riverside Blvd (last stop.) Walk South to W 68th Street then follow walking directions.
Watch for more announcements about these other upcoming events:- NYC Labor Day Parade - September 9 starting at 10:30 AM.
- NWU Second Wednesday Series Event: "How do Publishers Read a Manuscript" - September 13 at 6 PM at the NWU office, 256 W 38th Street, 12th floor.
- NWU at the Brooklyn Book Festival - September 17 - Members can sell their books for free at our booth.
- NWU Member Peter Pullman is offering a weekly series of ninety-minute lectures on William Wordsworth this fall in or near downtown Brooklyn. Talks will be delivered by a couple of noted professors of romantic poetry. Course projects to ten weeks. Cost is $20 per class. Exact location and dates/times to be determined. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 for becoming an NWU member.
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
- Find a Union Writer
- Share your writing story
- Help with health insurance
- Union Plus benefits