Mark Nowak has, for the past decade, been leading creative writing workshops with trade unions, rank-and-file workers organizations, and social movements labor groups across the USA, EU, and South Africa. Since 2012, he’s been collaborating with the PEN World Voices Festival to facilitate workshops with NY-area groups including Domestic Workers United (2012), members of Taxi Workers Alliance (2013), and immigrant/migrant farm workers in the Hudson River Valley through the Kingston-based Workers Justice Center of New York (2014). The most recent event included events at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and a “pop-up” poetry reading by farm workers at the Union Square Farmers Market. Our Sunday event at Digital Labor will feature a reading and conversation with several participants in these workshops including taxi drivers Davidson Garrett and Seth Goldman, farmworker Lourdes Galvan, and domestic worker Lizet Palencia. It will also include a brief film from the workshops with Domestic Work United.

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