HOW TO CRAFT A STORY Presented by Katie Salidas — Paseo Verde Library USA Today bestselling author will be sharing her strategies and tips on story crafting. For maximum benefit, consider coming to all sessions.
ELEMENTS OF FICTION Presented by Gregory A. Kompes — Green Valley Library Lecture and discussion series for aspiring authors interested in writing a novel. Facilitated by Nevada Arts Council Artist in Residence, this six-week series explores the elements of writing fiction, from the kernel of an idea, through character development, plot outlines, and storytelling techniques, to editing and publishing. Whether you're a beginner who wants to write a novel or an advanced storyteller, you'll discover helpful tips and techniques that will improve your writing. For maximum benefit, consider coming to all sessions.
PROS & CONS OF TRADITIONAL VS. SELF-PUBLISHING Presented by Vicki-Ann Bush — Paseo Verde Library Explore the next step of writing with an in-depth look at the pros and cons of both traditional and self-publishing.
MEET & GREET WITH LOCAL AUTHORS Meet over 60 authors from the Vegas Valley who write in a variety of genres, from poetry and memoirs, to crime novels, inspirational stories, and everything in between. Check back for a list of authors.
Session One: 10-11:30am
Session Two: 1-2:30pm
POETRY PANEL: 12-1pm Panel discussion covering poetry, publication, and how to get more involved in the Southern Nevada writing community. Featuring: