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WSN Members and other writers are invited to submit either a piece of fiction or non-fiction that can be read aloud in 10-15 minutes, while professional artist Mike Davies paints a picture behind them inspired purely by their words.
Excerpts from longer or previously published works will also be considered.
This promises to be a very fun and interesting afternoon for lovers of the well-written word and modern art.
Those interested in participating must submit a clean as possible draft by midnight Sunday January 25, 2015 to: nevadawriters at gmail dot com. Please make the subject line: Painted Stories Submission.
In choosing what to submit, remember, a visually evocative piece will give our artist something to use as inspiration. However, merely describing a scene with pretty language won’t satisfy the audience very much.
A good story, even if it’s an excerpt or a short chapter from a longer work, should have a beginning, middle and end. Or at least end on a compelling hook.
Selected authors will be notified by Friday, January 30.
ABOUT WRITERS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Founded in 2010, Writers of Southern Nevada (WSN), a 501(c)3 organization, strives to advance the craft and the business of writing through education, collaboration, networking, and access to resources.
History: WSN sponsored a Memoir Conference in 2011, a Non-Fiction Conference in 2012 and a 2-day Fiction Writing Conference in 2013. All three were very well received. However, in early 2014, instead of working to produce another writing conference, the WSN Board of Directors looked at what was missing in the southern Nevada writing community and saw a need to expand beyond sponsoring conferences.
Responding to multiple suggestions and requests since inception, a fundamental reorganization took place and our transformation towards becoming a membership-based organization is, at last, nearly complete!
As of October 2014, WSN will become a fellowship of authors, journalists, librarians, copy editors, magazine editors, screenwriters, the City of Las Vegas, various media outlets and others who love the written word. Rather than compete with the excellent fiction writing conference sponsored by the Henderson Writers Group each April, or the always interesting monthly speaker series sponsored by the Las Vegas Writers Group, or the Las Vegas Valley Book Festival, WSN will seek to inspire, support, educate and encourage writers as they develop their craft and careers by focusing on its members and the ever changing tides and trends of the publishing industry.
WSN MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
- detailed membership listings with areas of expertise
- a speakers bureau
- support for local author book signings
- co-sponsorship of activities organized by other writing groups
- local readings
- an annual writers retreat
- the WSN blog
- and other valuable resources like discounts on web-design, editing and book cover design.
The new WSN will help our vibrant, exciting and colorful writing community flourish not just locally, but also beyond the Las Vegas valley.
Why not JOIN NOW? A one-year memberships costs only $45.
Please bookmark this page and check back for exciting updates and information about how to join!
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
– W. Somerset Maugham