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Writers Roundtable – March 2021

Writers Roundtable 

(A monthly, informal discussion where we talk about topics relevant to today’s working author.)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 6-7:30PM

 “Doubles Partners: the Editor and Writer as a Creative Team”

Join award-winning writer and editor Greg Blake Miller for a discussion

of the art of editing, being edited, and the nature of editing

as a mutual creative process. This is a look inside the exhilarating process

of developmental editing, in which a story is not just “fixed”

but rather organically developed through conversation and exploration.

In such a relationship, both the editor and the writer learn and grow,

sharpening the gifts of the author and the needs of the project.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.

The meeting invite will be sent out to current WSN Members,
but posted here the day of for guests or prospective members. 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 5492 2313
Passcode: 412654


(FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!)

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Writers Roundtable – June 2020

Writers Roundtable 

(A monthly, informal discussion where we talk about topics relevant to today’s working author.)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

from 6-7:15 PM 


Meeting ID: 791 1102 5539
Password: 8c38ug

(if you did not receive the dial-in instructions but would like to join us, contact us and we will be happy to send them to you)


Topic: “The World And You”

Join us for our next Virtual Roundtable in conjunction with Olympian Creative.

This month, we’ll discuss techniques for weaving your personal story with the public story of your times. Each of us lives in the world and is shaped by its complexities; in turn, we act in the world and help change it in subtle ways. This interaction is a rich vein for creative writing that is at once personal and public. Feel free to bring examples from your favorite authors or from your own work. The Roundtable is an excellent opportunity to discuss both the craft and the deeper themes of creative work in a complex world. Olympian Creative director and UNLV writing professor Greg Blake Miller will host the session. We look forward to seeing you!

(FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!)

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Writers Roundtable

Join us for the next WSN Roundtable from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at The Coffee Press inside Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library.
This month’s topic is “Bringing Life (and Lives) to the Page: The Joy and Challenge of Creating Memorable Characters.”
WSN board member and UNLV writing instructor Greg Blake Miller (OlympianCreative.com) will host the discussion, focusing on the attention to detail, contextual understanding and empathy that go into bringing unforgettable characters to life in your work, whether fiction or nonfiction.
We’ll look at examples from Vladimir Nabokov, Joan Didion and Joseph Mitchell; feel free to bring excerpts in which your own favorite authors develop characters.
This casual, interactive session will also address the ways that character-creation is a great growth experience for authors themselves, an exercise in empathy that provides fresh energy and perspectives.
Have you been wrestling with a writing/creativtiy/business question you’d like to have discussed at an upcoming Roundtable? Send it to nevadawriters (at) gmail (dot) com  and state whether you would like to be the discussion moderator, or have someone else moderate.
(WSN’s Writers Roundtables are intended for WSN Members but we welcome visitors interested in joining our community of working writers.)
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Welcome new WSN Board Members!

Writers of Southern Nevada (WSN) is proud to welcome

two new members to our Board of Directors!


Greg Blake Miller, Programming

Greg Blake Miller bio photoGreg Blake Miller is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher. From 2010-2014, he served as editor at Vegas Seven magazine, helping lead the publication to 95 state and regional awards. Miller, who was named Nevada’s Outstanding Journalist in 2011, has also earned national honors for his humor and feature writing at OC Family. Miller, a former staff writer for Russia’s Moscow Times, earned his doctorate in international communication at the University of Oregon and his master’s degree in creative writing at the University of Southern California, where he won the prestigious Moses Fiction Prize. He has taught writing, literature and media studies at the University of Oregon and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and works with a broad range of individual and organizational clients as director of Olympian Creative Education. He is the author of the story collection Decemberlands and a producer for the Beethoven | Hero documentary film trilogy.

Paul Papa, Community Outreach

Paul Papa bio photoAuthor, speaker, and blogger, Paul W. Papa is an American storyteller who has lived in Las Vegas for more than 25 years. He started his writing career as a security officer for the historic Sands Hotel & Casino where he developed a love for writing true stories about uncommon events. Paul specializes in historical non-fiction and is a nationally published author and regular contributor to +55 magazine. It is Paul’s belief that everyone has a story to tell and he is constantly searching for ways to bring those stories to life.  [UPDATE: Paul resigned from the board in May 2017]


With their help WSN has been able to launch its new Author’s Forum at the Paseo Verde Library coffee shop (6:30PM the first Tuesday of every month) and set the foundation for a new bi-weekly podcast radio show and a writers retreat in the fall.

Join us in welcoming them!

For a complete list of the Board Members for Writers of Southern Nevada (WSN), please visit www.nevadawriters.org/leadership-team

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