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Writers Roundtable – July 2020


Note: our meeting has to be divided into 40-minute segments

so there are TWO ZOOM LINKS below (one for Part One and one for Part Two)

What’s the topic? Glad you asked! Greg’s going to be leading us in a discussion about writing about the times we currently find ourselves in. Have you written anything about it? Are you toying around with the idea? Well then put your fingers in close proximity to a keyboard, or for you old-schooler’s out there pick up a pen and notebook, and bang out a short narrative, or even just a character sketch. Put you or a character in a grocery store, out on the open road, at a job, in an airport and bring it to the Roundtable. Read it and get some feedback (Greg is an EXCELLENT editor) or just discuss it to brainstorm plot points or anything else you need.

History has laid down its challenge to writers: We live, to put it mildly, interesting times. So now we have to decide how to respond to the challenge. How do we integrate the stuff of the world into our writing without turning our creative work into a series of enraged editorials (we’ll leave that to social media, thank you)? How do we weave together the personal and the public, the everyday and the historic? What are the subtle threads that bind our storytelling with the story of our time? For our next Writers of Southern Nevada/Olympian Creative Virtual Writers Roundtable at 6 p.m. on July 14, we’d love to hear your stories that draw on and build upon the times we’re living through. Feel free to bring excerpts of up to 1,000 words to read to the group, as well as examples from your favorite writers. Join us for this fun, free-flowing discussion moderated by UNLV writing professor and Olympian Creative director Greg Blake Miller. Hope to see you there!

Here is the link for PART ONE of the Meeting:

Topic: Greg Blake Miller’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Tuesday Jul 14, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 758 5077 7704
Password: 5EdFkN
Here is the link for PART TWO of the Meeting:

Topic: Greg Blake Miller’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 14, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Part Two of the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 776 5483 5566
Password: 2Ys7c2

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