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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable
Inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch.
This month’s conversation starter: “Platform Building”
Join us as we talk about building and maintaining an effective author platform.
Starting with what is an author platform? We will look at many creative and effective ways to build, grow and maintain one.
Our discussion this month will be led by marketing guru Ned Barnett.
This discussion will NOT just be about how to build a website or capture emails for your next marketing campaign. However, websites, blogs and other social media tips and strategies will definitely be part of the discussion.
We will also be talking about marketing yourself as an expert witness and paid speaker among other things.
This is an excellent opportunity to see and hear how other authors have done it and at the same time bring your real world questions and challenges to the table!
(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)
PAINTED STORIES XI
November 3rd, 2018
at Joe Maxx Coffee House
500 E. Windmill, Las Vegas, NV
(conveniently located in-between the 15 and 215 freeways!)
“Writing About Movies: The Art of Turning Pictures Back Into Words.”
We live (and have lived for a long time) in the age of the image. We can’t help talking and writing (and writing and writing …) about the images we see on screens big and small.
How do we describe what we see without descending into dry summarizations that lose the magic of the visual?
How do we describe films in a way that is as vibrant as the films themselves, sparking thought without lapsing into the banality of thumbs-up/thumbs-down verdicts?
On a deeper level, how do we write about and use the culture of the image in our own nonfiction and fiction?
Join us at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at the Paseo Verde Library’s Coffee Press Cafe for good conversation and great coffee! Moderated by Greg Blake Miller. WSN members free, guests $5.
“Dreaming of Elsewhere and Otherwise: The Art of World-Building in Fiction and, Yes, Even Nonfiction.”
The art of creating finely-tuned detailed environments inform, contain and motivate the arc of your story and the actions of your characters.
World-Building is almost exclusively invoked in discussions of fiction, and most often fantasy. But how might the notion be useful for writers of nonfiction as they cobble together the contexts and sensory textures of past lands and times?
Bring an example of world building you think works, or doesn’t work, particularly well. Or, feel free to bring brief excerpts from your own work to share.
Free for WSN members, $5 for guests.
We look forward to seeing you at the Coffee Press inside the Paseo Verde Library!
Come join us for another edition of PAINTED STORIES this October!
The theme will be “Chills” so it’s going to be a little spooky, a little wintry and a lot of fun.
Currently accepting submissions from interested authors and artists.
WHEN: Sunday, October 22 from 2-4PM
COST: Free for WSN Members, $5 for non-members and guests
CHECK BACK FOR THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST LINEUP!
June’s Writer’s Roundtable is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Paseo Verde Library’s Coffee Press cafe.
This month’s lead-off topic is “Contracts, Contracts, Contracts! (and Legal Terms Every Writer Should Ask About)”
WSN President Eric James Miller will discuss the different types of contracts and legal terms every working writer should be familiar with. This discussion promises to be informative, but informal. Everyone will have the chance to share their experiences and ask questions about the business aspects of being a working writer. As always, the conversation is likely to morph and evolve in different directions depending on what everyone brings to the table with their cup of joe, latte, or tea.
Free for WSN members, $5 for guests.
(if you have a subject you’d like to suggest for an upcoming Roundtable, please send it to nevadawriters (at) gmail (dot) com with the Subject “Roundtable Topic”)
Come join us for our “Spooky Autumn” edition of our author/artist reading series PAINTED STORIES!
WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2-4PM (doors open at 1:30)
WHERE: The Jewel Box Theater on the north end of the Clark County Library on Flamingo just east of Maryland Pkwy)
Come join us for what promises to be a very colorful, very lively installment of PAINTED STORIES!
Deborah Coonts reading from “Crushed”, Book One of her Heart of Napa series
Karen Haid reading from her travel memoir thru Italy “Calabria: The Other Italy”)
Dale Sprague of Canyon Creative
and Gabbie Hirsch of Las Vegas Arts In Action
Inside the Jewel Box Theater
on the north end of the library.
In conjunction with the Las Vegas Writers Group, WSN will be holding its Holiday Member Mixer Tuesday December 8, 2015 from 7-9PM at Bahama Breeze (located in the center of town at Flamingo & Paradise).
Free appetizers and plenty of good cheer so come on down and mingle with fellow writers in the local Las Vegas literary community.
Ask questions, eaves drop, brag, boast and raise a toast to your 2015 writing accomplishments with other writers in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Free for WSN Members. $10 for Guests. One free drink coupon for new members.
Join WSN Members Nancy Nelson, Stephen Murray, Terry Marshall and Eric James Miller at Books or Books (3460 E. Sunset & Pecos) Saturday November 7 from 1-4PM for a local author book signing to benefit the Las Vegas Alzheimer’s Association.