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HENDERSON LIBRARIES
LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE & WORKSHOPS: 
Celebrating & SupportING Writers
in Our Community


Join Henderson Libraries as we kick off 2019 with poetry sessions, writing workshops, and our 6th Annual Local Author Showcase on Saturday, March 23rd!

Local Author Workshops


POETRY OPEN MIC NIGHTS — Green Valley Library
Celebrate the spoken word with a night of poetry readings. Step up to the mic and share your work in a fun, relaxed environment.


POETRY WORKSHOPS
Presented by Angela M. Brommel — Paseo Verde Library
Expand your craft by learning techniques used by poets you love. Read, analyze, and write poems in the style of well-known poets.


THE WRITER AT WORK
Presented by Angela M. Brommel — Paseo Verde Library
Learn how to implement a writing and reading contract to help you meet your literary goals.


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. 


POETRY WORKSHOPS
Presented by Heather Lang Cassera — Green Valley Library
Learn new styles of poetry in this safe and creative environment. Every skill level and writing background welcome.


Local Author Showcase
Saturday, March 23
10 am - 2:30 pm
Paseo Verde Library

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. See list of authors HERE.

  • 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:


Programs are funded in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Nevada Arts Council   National Endowment for the Arts