The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, June 15, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Bookmans on Grant in Tucson. This month Greg Evans, a member of the NWU Tucson Steering Committee, will briefly discuss an article he has just completed on an “economic bill of rights” for freelancers. The article addresses issues such as the lack of collective bargaining rights for freelancers and the need for freelancers (and the growing class of temporary and contract workers) to be able to obtain a full benefits package.
This will be followed by an open mic that is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.). So bring something to read!
The event will be held in the community room of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange at Grant and Campbell in Tucson (1930 E. Grant Rd.), which is in the back of the store behind the children’s literature section. There is ample free parking. Also please note that we will be starting earlier than we have traditionally done — at 6:00 instead of the 6:15 — and will have the room until 7:30.