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April 2022 Writers Roundtable

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 6-7:30PM

Writers Roundtable 

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

April’s topic:  “The Hazards of Narrative Thinking”

Narrative imposes necessary and compelling form on reality, but it can often lead to oversimplification in literature, media, and everyday discourse. Figures are easily slotted into traditional narrative roles, conflicts are simplified and heightened, and emotional responses, rather than being evoked, are provoked as if by a sort of narrative algorithm.

This can overdetermine our writing and our public conversation; it can also limit mutual understanding and the complexities that should reside in the arts and humanities.

Think about narratives in our culture and in your own work and life, and come to discuss them with us on April 12 as we work to expand our idea of what a story can be and how storytellers can help foster a more nuanced, tolerant, and creative discourse in our media, families, and communities.

Moderated by Olympian Creative Director and UNLV media studies professor Greg Blake Miller (OlympianCreative.com)

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March 2022 Writers Roundtable

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 6-7:30PM

Writers Roundtable 

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

March’s topic:  “Learning By Doing”


We all make mistakes. Sometimes we learn from them,

sometimes we don’t. Tonight we have the opportunity

to learn from each other’s past mistakes as we share and discuss

what we would do differently with our first book, or our latest.

The marketplace is constantly changing and as writers we must adapt

to be successful in it. Join us for an open discussion where we will

talk about what we’ve learned “the hard way” not in terms of regrets,

but in terms of the lessons we’ve learned as professional writers.


Writing does NOT have to be a solitary art!

Share, learn and get inspired

along with other working authors

from the comfort of your own home!

(where wine is always on the house!)

Moderated by Eric James Miller


This will be another virtual meeting via Zoom.

The meeting invite will be sent out to the WSN Community

in the March Newsletter.

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

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December 2019 Writers Roundtable

Topic: “Holiday Stories”

(What Makes Them Sell?)

Join us for our annual discussion and reading of holiday stories. We’ll start out with a discussion of what makes a memorable holiday story—referring back to some classics (feel free to bring examples)—and then read and discuss excerpts from our own holiday-themed work.

Greg Blake Miller, UNLV writing professor and author of the story collection Decemberlands, will lead the discussion.

(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)

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The Art of Criticism Panel

“The Art of Criticism – How To Give And Receive Critique”

a panel discussion featuring thee successful authors on how to get the most from your critique group and still keep your friends. Moderated by Greg Blake Miller

at The Tap House in Las Vegas, NV

(5589 W. Charleston about 3 blocks north of Decatur)

$5 at the door / free for WSN Members

Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 7-8PM

Presented to by Writers of Southern Nevada in association with the Las Vegas Writers Group.

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Character Driven vs. Plot Driven Stories

ATTN. LAS VEGAS WRITERS! – WSN Board Member Morgan St. James will be giving a talk “Character Driven vs Plot Driven” tonight at the Las Vegas Writers Group. The meeting is at 7:00 at the Tap House, 5589 West Charleston. RSVP and details at: http://www.meetup.com/Las-Vegas-Writers/events/220372490/ You might be surprised when we do a little exercise to see which way you write and what it takes to craft a well rounded story. Hope to see you there!

The Las Vegas Writers Group
Join us for an evening with Morgan St. James as she discusses style and plot. Is Your Style Character-Driven Or Plot-Driven? Do your characters make the story or does the story come first, then the

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