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2019: June Writer’s Roundtable

Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-7:30PM

(inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch)

Topic: SELF-PROMOTION!!!

John Pirillo has been publishing mystery-adventure and sci-fi titles on Amazon since 2014. He is going to discuss recent changes he has noticed in the world of Amazon and other book sites, discuss his experience, look at a few other successful self-published authors and and provide a hand-out of links and resources he finds useful. Everyone will be invited to join in on the discussion and share their own self-promotion ups and downs.  This promises to be an open, honest and insightful conversation!

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2019: May Writers Roundtable

This one is a little different, but should prove interesting:

“Analogue Writing About a Digital World”

How do we portray a screen-based world in our fiction and nonfiction?

Moderator Greg Blake Miller is going to bring some essays (including a great one by Oliver Sacks)
to discuss and as always we invite attendees to share examples of artful portrayals of the modern wired age
(such as “Black Mirror” and the recent movie “Searching”).

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Writers Roundtable – January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 6:30-7:30PM

Topic: Social Media And You

Join us as we talk about building and maintaining an effective author platform using social media. 
Starting with what is an author platform? we will look at many creative and effective ways to build, 
grow and maintain one. 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!  

Our discussions are informal, but informative. Everyone will have the chance to share their thoughts and
ask questions about various 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 
elixir.

We look forward to seeing you for compelling conversation and great coffee!

 

Free for members and first-time visitors,

$5 for non-members.

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Writers Roundtable – November 13, 2018

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)

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PAINTED STORIES XI – “CHILLS”

PAINTED STORIES XI

“Chills”

November 3rd, 2018

at Joe Maxx Coffee House

500 E. Windmill, Las Vegas, NV

(conveniently located in-between the 15 and 215 freeways!)

Featuring Authors

Tonya Todd

Larry Johns

Oksana Marafioti

 

Painted Stories XI Chills

 

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Writers Roundtable May 1, 2018

 “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.

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Writers Roundtable: April 3, 2018

“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!

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PAINTED STORIES “CHILLS”

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

WHERE: TBD

COST: Free for WSN Members, $5 for non-members and guests

 

CHECK BACK FOR THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST LINEUP!

 

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June Roundtable

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”)

 

 

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PAINTED STORIES VII

Lucky seven!

Come join us for our “Spooky Autumn” edition of our author/artist reading series PAINTED STORIES!

 

FEATURED AUTHORS:

MERCEDES YARDLEY

and

PAUL ATREIDES

 

GUEST ARTISTS:

MEEGAN BOIROS

and

CHARLOTTE FOX

 

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)

COST: FREE!

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