National Press Club

Playwright to explore ongoing influence of author Edna Ferber, noon Oct. 7

October 2, 2015 | By Janice Law | AWWNM1@gmail.com

Playwright Julie Gilbert, grand niece of Pulitzer Winner Edna Ferber, author of the novel “Giant” (1952), will discuss her Great Aunt Edna at noon Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the McLendon Room.

National Press Club member Janice Law founded the nonprofit American Women Writers National Museum, which is sponsoring the free event that is open to Club members and the public.

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Special screening of “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays,” 6:30 pm Oct. 7

October 2, 2015 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

A special screening of the documentary “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the National Press Club's conference rooms.

The screening is free for Club members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required.

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Native advertising: Why it matters and why it's growing, noon, Friday, Oct. 9

October 2, 2015 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

The "Get It Online" lunch discussion series presents “Native Advertising: Why It Matters and Why It's Growing” at noon tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 9, in the Games Room.

During the program, Jeff Turner, head of ad product and monetization at The Huffington Post, will give a presentation on native advertising, or sponsored content, focusing on why it matters to marketers and why brands are increasingly relying on it to connect with their target audience.

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Club hosts Democratic debate watch party, 7:30 pm Oct. 13

October 1, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed | rmohamed@press.org

The National Press Club will host its third Debate Watch Party of the 2016 campaign at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the conference rooms.

With huge TV audiences for the two Republican debates so far, the Club events have sold out quickly. Now it's the Democrats' turn.

Tickets -- $10 for Club members and $15 for non-members -- can be purchased online. We will wristband ticket holders, who get access to snacks and a first drink ticket.

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Screening of documentary about Afghanistan journalists, 6:30 pm Oct. 20

October 1, 2015 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

An exclusive preview screening of “Frame by Frame,” a documentary about Afghanistan journalists presented by the Washington West Film Festival, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the National Press Club Zenger Room.

The event is open to the publicm and registration is required. Tickets cost $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members.

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Club offers workshop on branding, websites Friday, Oct. 9

September 30, 2015 | By Brooke Stoddard | stoddardbc@gmail.com

In today’s world, branding and websites are essential, especially for freelance journalists. That’s why the National Press Club Freelance Committee is hosting a workshop on these topics from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 in the conference rooms.

The event is free for Club members and $15 for non-members. Register online.

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Workshop teaches 'true story' process for creative nonfiction, 9 am Oct. 26

September 30, 2015 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Learn how to harness the “true stories” process to write creative nonfiction stories that are informative and compelling at a National Press Club professional development workshop at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26 in the Zenger Room.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the public. Club members must login in for the promo code. Register online.

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Learn basics of content management systems, 9:30 am Sept. 30

September 28, 2015 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Learn the basics of how to use a content management system at a National Press Club professional development class at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.

This session, which is designed for beginners and lasts until 11 a.m., will help include hands-on training for WordPress. Participants will learn how to add a story into WordPress, navigate to find and edit stories and use main formatting functions.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the public. Club members should login in for the promo code. Register online.

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P.J. O’Rourke to discuss new work at Book Rap Tuesday, Nov. 10

September 28, 2015 | By Joe Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Humorist P. J. O'Rourke plans to discuss his new book, "Thrown Under the Omnibus," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Tickets -- $5 for Club members, $10 for the public -- can be purchased online.

Books can also be purchased along with tickets or at the event. This is a fundraiser for the nonprofit NPC Journalism Institute, so no outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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NEA chairman to speak on 'Creativity Connects' at Sept. 28 NPC breakfast

September 24, 2015 | By Nik Apostoledes | nik.apostolides@icloud.com

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will outline her plans for the Arts Endowment’s 50th anniversary activities at a National Press Club Newsmaker breakfast on Monday, Sept. 28.

The 11th chairman of the NEA, Chu will use her talk to launch a number of new initiatives, including “Creativity Connects.”

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