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Writers Roundtable – June 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 6-7:30PM

WSN’s Writers Roundtable 

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

 This month’s topic: “Writing About Real People”


Description: The legal do’s and don’ts, can’s and can if’s

of writing about real people in your fiction or non-fiction.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86331351786?pwd=VktIUkRoZUU0SU5wYzVRLzJQYTd4QT09Meeting ID: 863 3135 1786
Passcode: 626389


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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


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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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March 2018 Writers Roundtable

“Pacing: The Art of Suspense on Page and Stage.”

Moderated by UNLV Professor Greg Blake Miller.
(Bring examples of suspense passages from your favorite
novels, films, or passages from your own work to share.)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable discussion group

at the Coffee Press inside the Paseo Verde Library across from The District in Green Valley Ranch

(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members). This month’s topic:

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PAINTED STORIES “Endless Summer”

Join us in the Sonoma Room inside the Southpoint Casino (upstairs next to the movie theaters) for another exciting edition of PAINTED STORIES!

The “Endless Summer” theme is open to all short stories or excerpts from longer works that involve romance, travel, adventure, or exploration (including sci-fi).

We are still in open call for submissions so if you are a writer send your submission (1000 – 2500 words) to

nevadawriters (at) gmail (dot) com with the Subject: Painted Stories submission

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“Finding Your Audience”

Join us Thursday evening March 16 for a panel discussion about finding your audience featuring three successful authors who have employed multiple different and useful strategies for finding their readers.

Featuring YA author Jessie Humphries, true crime maven Morgan St. James and romance writer Stephen Murray, this promises to be an inspiring and creative hour.

Presented as part of the monthly Las Vegas Writers Group meeting. $5 at the door / free for current WSN Members.

“Finding Your Audience”
The Tap House on Charleston
Thursday, March 16 from 7-9PM, (doors open at 6)

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PAINTED STORIES – “Love Is In The Ink”

Join us Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 from 2-4PM in the private dining room at the Bootlegger Bistro (7700 S. Las Vegas Blvd., just north of Blue Diamond) for the next installment of Writers of Southern Nevada’s PAINTED STORIES series.

We are going back to our original format for this one. There will be three Featured Authors and one Guest Artist up on stage doing pen & ink sketches as each author reads a 10-12 minute excerpt of their work. A Q&A with the authors and the artist will follow each segment and we’ll be auctioning off the artwork at the end.

Our Guest Artist this month is: Audrey Fox (www.audreyfox.com) a multi-talented multi-media artist who will be creating detailed sketches with pen & ink and colored pencil.

Our Featured Authors are: Morgan St. James reading a short story entitled “The Second Time Around”, Tonya Todd reading a chapter from her w-i-p novel and singer/songwriter Tim Veazey reading/performing “After Riverside”.

Shorts readings from the works of Scott & Zelda, Walt Whitman and Megyn Kelly also featured. (yes, that Megyn Kelly!)

$5 at the door / free for WSN Members

Doors open at 1PM for lunch.

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Lucky seven!

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)


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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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Library FlyerCome on down to the Jewel Box Theater inside the Clark County Public Library on the corner of Flamingo & Paradise Sunday January 31, 2016 from 2-4PM for a very special fourth installment of Writers of Southern Nevada’s popular PAINTED STORIES series.

In honor of Mob Month, we will be featuring authors Randy Sutton, a retired Las Vegas Metro police officer, and Vito Colucci, a private investigator who made a name for himself investigating mob activities in Stamford, CT.

For the first time, we will be featuring two artists on stage with each author to double illustrate the fact that not only is a picture worth a thousand words, a thousand words (or so!) can be worth more than just one picture.

Our professional Guest Artists for this very special event will be Michael Davies and Meegan Boiros so be sure to circle your calendars for this very exciting blend of literature and art!

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