Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
(inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch)
Topic: “How Stormy Was It?”
“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.” – opening lines of Paul Clifford, by Edward Bulwer- Lytton, 1830. Writers Digest calls “It was a dark and stormy night.” the “literary poster child” of bad ways to start a novel and a classic example of purple prose. However, the American Review of Books ranks it #22 on their Best First Lines Of Novels List. So which is it? Is writing about the weather boring? Or does it help set the mood and tension of your scene? Join us for a lively discussion with a professional meteorologist as he describes dynamic weather phenomena and lays a bunch of cool, techie weather lingo on us that you can drop in your next blockbuster!
Guest Presenter: Minnesota Public Radio (MPR.org) Meteorologist Paul Huttner.
(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)
VIVA LAS VEGAS!
The Vegas Voice Performance Showcase
Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5-6PM
at Grouchy John’s Coffee
8520 S.Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89123
The Vegas Voice is a new showcase series, sponsored by Imbrifex Books and Grouchy John’s Coffee. The Vegas Voice showcases five invited artists including writers, singers, poets, comics, authors, and storytellers.
Hosted by Clark County Poet Emerita Vogue Robinson, the first in this series of monthly showcases debuts on November 15, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and will continue every third Friday of the month. The premiere event’s scheduled lineup presents local and acclaimed artists including Author and Musician Oksana Marafioti, Comedian Thierrion Kagan, Author and Actor (and WSN Member) Tonya Todd, Storyteller Ruth Mormon, and Poet Harry Fagel.
Vogue Robinson, Host of The Vegas Voice; Megan Edwards, Acquisitions Editor for Imbrifex Books (and WSN Co-Founder) ; and J.J. Wylie, Co-Owner of Grouchy John’s Coffee, are available for comment and interview.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2010 – Writers Roundtable discussion group. “Anticipating the Hurdles to Your 2020 Writing Goals” with Eric James Miller
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - PAINTED STORIES at Gordon Biersch, with Keith Bettinger, Terri Maue, Diane Taylor and Meegan Boiros.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Writers Roundtable discussion group. “Life, Literature and the Pursuit of Publication” with Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Writers Roundtable discussion group. “The Art of the Goodbye Story” with Greg Blake Miller.
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 2020 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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