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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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PAINTED STORIES VI – Endless Summer

Come join us for what promises to be a very colorful, very lively installment of PAINTED STORIES!

Featured Authors:

Deborah Coonts reading from “Crushed”, Book One of her Heart of Napa series

and

Karen Haid reading from her travel memoir thru Italy “Calabria: The Other Italy”)

 

Guest Artists:

Dale Sprague of Canyon Creative

and Gabbie Hirsch of Las Vegas Arts In Action

 

PS VI Flier - Elisabeth

 

Inside the Jewel Box Theater

on the north end of the library.

 

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WSN Member Mixer Holiday Party

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.

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WSN Members Author Signing

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.

 

Local Author Book Signing

Local Author Book Signing

 

 

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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:

PAINTED STORIES III

 

WITH FEATURED WRITERS:

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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Book Signing at Winchell’s Pub & Grill

Join various WSN Members and other members of the Las Vegas writing community for a fun event with new and upcoming authors in a fun location!

Come out to Winchell’s Pub & Grill and meet and greet local authors: Bonnie Bulla, JG Debs, Macarthur Johnson, Judy Shine Logan, Eric James Miller, s h montgomery, Stephen John Moran, Stephen Murray, Robin Skone Palmer, William Darrah Whittaker and Robert Winter over your favorite craft beer or menu item.

The authors write in a wide variety of genres, including: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Humor, Biography, Memoir and Mainstream Fiction so any reader or fan of the written word is sure to find something to their liking.

WHEN:    Saturday June 27, 2015  from 1– 4 PM

WHERE:

WINCHELL’S PUB & GRILL

5445 Simmons St, North Las Vegas, NV 89031

T: (702) 636-4949

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