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The Las Vegas Book Festival and the Clark County Library District
awarded WSN the Crystal Bookmark Award for community service in 2017!
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 from 6:30-7:30PM
(inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch)
Topic: “All Good Things: The Art of the Goodbye Story”
In honor of the impending end of summer, we’ll be discussing and sharing stories that feature farewells—to an old home, to a stage of life, to a summer love, to best friends and soured friendships and kids headed off into the world. What allows the farewell story to be resonant without becoming sappy? What kind of twists can leaven the sadness of such stories? How do classic tales make these moments so rich?
Moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Bring passages of your own or from your favorite writers and join us at
the Paseo Verde Library’s Coffee Press Cafe for good coffee and good conversation.
(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)
Also, for anyone looking to get more involved, boost their writing resume by joining the board, or simply share any programming ideas or other thoughts, arrive an hour early (at 5:30PM) to sit in on our open Board Meeting!
PAINTED STORIES BRUNCH
Saturday October 5, 2019 1-3PM
at Gordon Biersch Brewery
more details here!
Interested in being a reader at Painted Stories?
We still have 2 slots to fill.
Send your 2500-3000 excerpt or stand-alone piece
to nevadawriters (at) gmail (dot) com today!
Come out and see see how your local writing community
can help you reach your writing goals!
What are you waiting for?
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – Writers Roundtable discussion group. “Evolving Self-Promotion Strategies” with John Pirello.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group. “Analogue Writing in a Digital World”. Moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group. “The Art of the Cliff-hanger: Keeping Readers Hanging On” Moderated by Suzanne Munshower.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 AUTHOR SHOWCASE – presented by Henderson Public Libraries.
Tuesday, March 12 12, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group - “The Soil Beneath the Soil: Adding the Nuances of Place Into Your Story” Moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group - “What’s Love Got to Do With It: Writing About Relationships, Minus the Mush.” Moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – “Social Media And You” - the pitfalls and challenges (and rabbit holes!) moderated by Diane Taylor and Morgan St. James.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable discussion group - “Heating Up During The Holi-daze” – goal setting for the new year moderated by Eric James Miller.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable discussion group - “Common Myths About Writing” moderated by Ned Barnett.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 2-4PM PAINTED STORIES – CHILLS words turned into pictures with local authors Tonya Todd, Larry Johns, Oksana Marafioti and artist Meegan Boiros at Joe Maxx Coffee House.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Writers Roundtable discussion group – “The Art of the Scary Story” moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Writers Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library – September’s Topic: “Interviewing for Storytellers” moderated by Greg Blake Miller
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library. August’s topic: “TIPS FOR USING RESEARCH TO ADD AUTHENTICITY TO YOUR WRITING” moderated by Eric James Miller.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch. This month’s was topic: “The Art of the Twist – Dropping Clues In All Genres” moderated by Morgan St. James.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch. This month’s was topic: “The Use of Wit and Humor In Serious Writing” – What does the lighter touch do for the author and the reader? Bring your favorite examples, or examples of your own work to read and discuss. This was a very lively and thought-provoking subject for those of us who earn extra income by writing for blogs, magazines or other non-fiction markets! Moderated by local journalist and humorist Diane Taylor.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 WSN presented a panel discussion to the Las Vegas Writers Group with true crime author Morgan St James and professional private investigator and author Vito Collucci on: “Ripped From The Headlines – Using Real Life Events in Your Writing” at The Tap House on Charleston.
Call for Entries!
OPEN CALL for short stories or excerpts from longer works (~2500 words) for our 2019 lineup of Painted Stories (themes: love, romance, adventure, travel, paranormal, spooky, sci-fi, mysteries, historical or autobiography). Send to nevadawriters (at) gmail (dot) com with the Subject: Painted Stories submission. ARTISTS WANTED! Want to make an easy $100? Become one of our Painted Stories artists! Click here for more info.
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