Past Events and Conferences

“Finding Your Audience”

March 16, 2017

Join us for a panel discussion about finding your audience featuring four successful authors who have employed multiple different and useful strategies for finding their readers.

Featuring YA author Jessie Humphries, true crime maven Morgan St. James, romance writer Stephen Murray and sci-fi author T.R. Harris. Moderated by Eric James Miller.

“This was the most inspiring and informative workshop I’ve been to a long, long time.” – evaluation card

Presented as part of the monthly Las Vegas Writers Group meeting. $5 at the door / free for current WSN Members.

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PAINTED STORIES VIII

“Love Is In The Ink”

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2-4PM

at the Bootlegger Bistro

(7700 S. Las Vegas Blvd., just north of Blue Diamond)

 

FEATURED AUTHORS

Morgan St. James

reading “The Second Time Around”

from The Mafia Funeral and Other Short Stories

 

Tonya Todd

reading a work-in-progress piece “Seeing Red”

 

and singer/songwiter

Tim Veazey

reading/performing “After Riverside”

 

with short readings from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Walt Whitman and Megyn Kelly interspersed

Our GUEST ARTIST was Audrey Fox

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PAINTED STORIES VII

Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2-4PM

inside the Jewel Box Theater

at the Clark County Public Library

 

FEATURED AUTHORS

MERCEDES YARDLEY

(click her bio and list of books available on Amazon here

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or check out her writer’s blog A Broken Laptop here)

reading from “Nameless”, book one of her Bone Angel Trilogy

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and

PAUL ATREIDES

(click his publisher page here)

reading from his wry, spooky debut novel

“Marvin’s World of Deadheads”

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With Returning GUEST ARTIST  Meegan Boiros

and New Guest Artist Charlotte Fox

 

 The theme for this one was “Spooky Autumn” and was very colorful!

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PAINTED STORIES VI

Sunday, July 31, 2016 inside the Jewel Box Theater

at the Clark County Public Library

 The theme was “Endless Summer”

Our Featured Authors were Karen Haid

reading from “Calabria: The Other Italy”

and Deborah Coonts reading from “Crushed”,

book one of her new Heart of Napa Series.

  Karen Haid book cover        Crushed book cover

Our Guest Artists were Dale Sprague and Gabbie Hirsch

(This was a really fun and funny one!)

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PAINTED STORIES V

Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 2-4PM

inside the Jewel Box Theater

at the Clark County Public Library

This was a public event that was FREE for everyone!

(“Spring Into Possibility” with former Cirque du Soleil performer and author Vital Germaine

and “Sun, Sin and Suburbia” author Geoff Schumacher

while Guest Artists Andy Williams and Svetlana Miller will use the author’s  words

as inspiration to turn blank canvas into works of art! )

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ASK AN EXPERT: Anatomy of a 911 Call

Thursday, October 15 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

at the Tap House on Charleston Blvd.

The Las Vegas Writers Group, in association with Writers of Southern Nevada, is proud to present an evening presentation with active duty local Las Vegas Fire & Rescue fireman Tim Symankski.

For any author working in the crime, mystery, thriller or romance genres this is a can’t miss opportunity to make your writing sparkle with intriguing details. Learn about Fire & Rescue command structure, terminology, codes and standard operating procedures in a variety of   911 scenarios from an expert!

So sharpen your pencils, check the ink in your pens, grab a notepad or charge your laptop and come on down to the Tap House with your questions for what promises to be a very informative evening!

 

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LAS VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL

Saturday October 17, 2015

from 10AM-4PM

at the Fifth Street School

in downtown Las Vegas

 

Come visit our booth in the inside courtyard. We will be having a raffle for a free copy of Writers Tricks of the Trade and talking about upcoming events and writing contests. Members are welcome to display copies of their books and share their news too!

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2015 Holiday Member Mixer

WSN TEAMED UP WITH LAS VEGAS WRITERS GROUP
FOR A JOINT HOLIDAY PARTY. WERE YOU THERE?

MEET AND MINGLE WITH OTHER WRITERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 7-9 PM
BAHAMA BREEZE  (corner of Flamingo and Paradise)

No host bar – We supply a bounty of appetizers!

MEMBERS FREE – GUESTS $5

 

Previous Events

 

PAINTED STORIES III AT THE WRITERS BLOCKS WITH GUEST ARTIST ANDY WILLIAMS

PAINTED STORIES II AT THE WRITERS BLOCK WITH GUEST ARTIST

PAINTED STORIES I AT THE BOOTLEGGER WITH GUEST ARTIST MIKE DAVIES

 

2013 Fiction Writing in the Digital Age

Comments about the 2013 Fiction Writing in the Digital Age Conference:

  •  Had a great time at the Writing in the Digital Age Conference. Thanks to all who worked so hard on this cool event!
  • Great talk from@ jeffekennedy about romance aspects of movie #Terminator and others
  • Former mayor Oscar Goodman kicking off  #WSNCon13 this morning with his martini and show girls in tow.
  • The Wizard of ebooks making a good point about keywords!
  • Eric James Miller rubbing Moriah Densley’s feet…while wearing an apron!
  • @BuckleyKerri is doing “Kamakazi Cold Reads” And she’s not mean at all ;)
  • Thank you again to the #wsncon13 for the lovely cookies! What a great conference! Loved all of it!
  • Very impressed by Pam van H.V. I think she loves her work.
  • Had a lovely time at #wsncon13. Met Piney from Sons of Anarchy. Hung with @jeffekennedy and @gr8thepeter and others. Ate so many things.

 

2012 Freelance Writing Conference

2011 Memoir Writing Conference