Who says membership doesn’t have it’s perks and privileges? ScriptFest in LA will be held June 23 – 25, 2017, and they’re offering HWG folks a discount on registration.
Get a 10% discount when you sign up for Scriptfest’s Great American PitchFest and use Discount Code: WRITERJUDY10 when you register.
That’s right. A dime. Ten little cents. You have that much in a penny jar in your closet, right?
A terrific new coop between literature and business has begun in town. Henderson Writers Group teams up with CoCo Cafe in Town Square. Support for the business is support for the writer. Support for the writer is support for the business! We hope you’ll join us!
This month features Mathieu Cailler, author of Loss Angeles, and Lauren Tallman, author of How to Have an Affair and Not Get Caught.
At .10 a cup, how can you go wrong?
If you’re attending the Las Vegas Writers’ Conference (you are, aren’t you?) you’ll want to attend the first three Monday evening meeting at Community Lutheran Church, 6:30pm. We’ll be refreshing everyone’s memory about Log Lines, Elevator Pitches, and Synopsis, and then helping members with those items. Then, we’ll have practice pitch sessions.
These meetings are extremely helpful in preparing for pitching to the agents and acquisition editors at the conference. Practice builds confidence. Practice helps you present your best effort. Practice helps you look and sound like the professional writer those agents and editors are searching for.
And, HWG members will be voting on Board positions on Monday, April 3.
The Neon Museum Visual Prompt Contest with Helen Magazine is now on progress. There’s no entry fee for this one, and the award is $25 and a Neon Museum gift bag with tickets, and a goodie bag provided by The Writer’s Block indie bookstore. Deadline is October 31, 2016; winner will be announced November 15, 2016.
Submission details and Images: Helen Magazine
VIVA VEGAS LIT: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at The Writer’s Block
CO-HOSTED BY THE LITERARY REVIEW & HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE
Join Heather Lang with The Literary Review and Jocelyn Paige Kelly with Helen: A Literary Magazine for a celebration of both publications’ Las Vegas contributors.
Featuring TLR contributors: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell, Jocelyn Paige Kelly, and Angela M. Brommel; and Helen contributors: Jennifer Battisti, Arika Elizenberry, Caroline Horwitz, Michael Kroesche, Ingrid Taylor, and Sarah Vernetti.
The Literary Review is an international print journal of contemporary writing that has been published quarterly since 1957 by Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Helen: A Literary Magazine is a Vegas-based literary and arts magazine published biannually in innovative print and digital media.
Toledo Bend Review is seeking quality nonfiction, fiction, poetry and photography. They accept unsolicited manuscripts from new and emerging authors as well as seasoned professionals – we do not accept simultaneous submissions. They encourage writers to submit manuscripts between 1500-3500 words. While they are not a paying market at this time, authors receive 2 copies of the publication along with a personalized acceptance letter.
Photography may accompany submissions (no more than 3 per story) – please provide a brief caption for each photograph submitted. Poetry should be no more than 25 lines on any subject (no more than 5 poems at one submission). They do not accept porn.
For more info:
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Geoff Schumacher will the guest speaker for August 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m., meeting at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Howard Hughes, the Mob and the Rise of Las Vegas”
Geoff Schumacher is the director of content for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. A University of Nevada, Reno graduate, Schumacher was a reporter and city editor for the Las Vegas Sun, editor of Las Vegas CityLife and the Las Vegas Mercury, and director of community publications and a weekly columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He culminated his 25-year newspaper career as publisher of the Ames (Iowa) Tribune. He is the author of Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He also has edited more than twenty books, including Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State, the official publication commemorating the state’s sesquicentennial. He is married and has two daughters.
Author John Garth will be the guest speaker on Monday, July 25, at Community Lutheran Church.
Shadow of the Past: How the ghosts of World War I came back to haunt The Lord of the Rings.
Exactly 100 years after Tolkien fought in the Battle of the Somme, it’s time to see how it shaped The Lord of the Rings trilogy. John, author of the award-wining Tolkien biography, Tolkien and the Great War, reveals how the return of long-suppressed memories of the battle, and of friends lost there, sparked an outpouring of creativity that ended a year of writer’s block and put the war at the heart of his masterpiece.
Garth is well-known for Tolkien and the Great War, and winner of the Mythopoeic Award for Scholarship 2004. He has written for newspapers and websites, ranging from The London Times to The Daily Beast. He is a Fellow in Humanistic Studies at Black Mountain Institute, UNLV, working on a book of Tolkien’s creative development within the context of his times. Learn more: John Garth