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Painted Stories III – Sunday October 11, 2015



WHEN:   Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1-3PM

WHERE:  The Writer’s Block (1020 Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas – plenty of free parking!)


Writers of Southern Nevada proudly presents:




Tami Cowden – “Once In A Blue Moon”

Regan Woods – “So Far and Yet So Close”

Eugenia Cor – “The Moon & Cheese”

Trina Kurilla – “A Green Thumb”


Guest Artist: Andy Williams of Pinot & Palettes.


If you like funny, creepy or whimsical tales you don’t want to miss PAINTED STORIES III and how they inspire our Guest Artist to turn blank pieces of canvas into works of art right before your eyes!

Don’t forget to stick around for the auction afterwards!


FREE for members, $10 for non-members.


Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

WSN-PaintedStories3 Flier










If you would like to share this event with your friends or colleagues in the writing community, here’s a pdf link to the flier >>> PS3 Flier


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First Editor Signed for Fall Conference

Peter Senftleben, assistant editor with Kensington Publishing, “the last remaining independent U.S. publisher of hardcover, trade and mass market paperback books” has been confirmed as the first editor who will be at the conference to take place on October 11th and 12th, 2013.

Mr. Senftleben’s areas of interest include mainstream and women’s fiction, mystery, suspense/thriller, urban fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, gay fiction, young adult fiction, pop culture, humor and entertainment.

Mr. Senftleben will speak, and also take pitches.

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Black Mountain Institute: Fall 2012 Series Kick Off

Jessica Lucero

Know why I love about Back-to-School? Because it means that Black Mountain Institute will return to its regularly scheduled programming, and this September there are some exciting events in store!

On September 11, BMI will present the Nevada Emerging Writers Series (NEWS), which is made possible by a generous grant from the Nevada Humanities and features fiction writer Melinda Moustakis. She is a debut author with her first book, Bear Down Bear North, winning the Flannery O’ Connor Award as well as the Maurice Prize; it has also been shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

BMI is particularly proud of this reading series (now in its second annual year) because it brings four early career poets and fiction writers to the two largest counties in Nevada: Clark and Washoe. BMI, in partnership with the English Department at UNR, hosts these emerging writers based on the recommendation of a student-run committee at UNLV. Other emerging writers to look out for this year will be poets Peter Covino and Amaranth Borsuk as well as fiction writer Leslie Jamison.

The second event in September is the open house followed by “A Night in the Operating Room: A Cutting Edge Discussion on Medical Ethics,” with panelists Harriet Washington, David Ewing Duncan, and Jacob Appel. Both events take place on Wednesday, September 19th with the open house starting at 6:00 p.m. and the panel beginning immediately following at 7:00 pm.

Below is a more reader-friendly version of the two September events. We hope to see you at both!

Emerging Writers Series, with generous support from NV Humanities
Featuring Melinda Moustakis (Fiction)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:00pm
Greenspun Hall Auditorium

Open House & Medical Ethics Panel
A Night in the Operating Room: A Cutting Edge Discussion on Medical Ethics
With Harriet Washington, David Ewing Duncan, and Jacob Appell
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Open House at 6:00pm
Panel at 7:00pm
Student Union Ballroom

More information about these programs and others can be found here:

Admission is free and open to the public.

Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas supports a series of initiatives that promote humanistic and cross-cultural dialogue, including public readings and panel discussions, degree programs in creative writing, residential and faculty fellowships, and literary publications.

For Black Mountain Institute website:

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