NYFWA members are invited to meet the winners of the 2013 NYFWA Scholarships at a special Reception/Drinks Night on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 6-8 PM at Playwright’s Celtic Pub, Third floor, 732 8th Ave (between W. 45-46 Streets). Meet new and old colleagues at this post-Memorial Day social event. Two free drinks for members and first-time guests. RSVP: email@example.com
NYFWA member Martin Skala is inviting NYFWA members to attend a public affairs forum on Entitlement Reform on June 3 at NY Society for Ethical Culture June 3. No charge for media. Panelists will be ex- NH Senator Judd Gregg and former PA Gov. Ed Rendell who will offer differing perspectives on how to get the US fiscal house in order via Entitlement Reform. Christian Science Monitor editor John Yemma will moderate the discussion. Panelists are committed to debate the issue in a civil and mutually respectful manner, seeking common ground wherever possible. See website for more details: http://www.commongroundcommittee.org/
Considering publishing a book. CUNY would like to help by offering NYFWA members a professional discount for a five-day course that will help them publish smarter and faster in this fast-changing industry. Participants will get the inside track on new ways to publish books at the CUNY Publishing Institute, which is designed for anyone interested in the future of books and book publishing. The edgiest experimentalists (from Tumblr, Small Demons, reKiosk) are joining some of the most venerable names in the industry (from Amazon, Knopf Doubleday, Hyperion-Disney) to teach and explore the latest ideas. The course takes place June 3-7 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. NYFWA members will receive a discount of $200 off the regular cost of what we’re sure will be a very productive and stimulating program. Visit the website, http://cpi.journalism.cuny.edu, for more information. Deadline for registering is May 24.
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Start warming up now for the NYFWA’s traditional softball game and picnic that pits reporters against the PR professionals. We're be celebrating its 10th year. Last year, the Hacks came roaring back after a 2011 ignominious defeat. The city's Parks & Recreation department has moved us back to our more traditional Field #7, just north of the oval, North Meadow, Great Lawn, Central Park, 4-6 PM. More details to follow. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org