6800 S Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118, Las Vegas, NV(edit map)
Findlay Chevrolet Community Room (ask for assistance when you enter the dealership)
As writers we are compelled to tell stories. At the core of each of these stories is a resounding truth that makes the plot and characters come to life for the reader. This full-day craft workshop will explore the idea of the Writer’s Truth. Author and educator Erica Vital-Laraze will teach writers to craft lifelike characters and compelling plots. Using a combination of instruction and pen-to-paper exercises, she will help attendees identify and build upon the interplay between characterization, narration, description, and dialogue. Attendees will compose the beginnings of a short story, novel, or poem to read, share, and critique.
Location: Findlay Chevrolet Community Room,
6800 S Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Time: 9am – 5pm
Cost: $39 – HWG members
$49 – Nonmembers
About the Presenter: Erica Vital-Lazare teaches creative writing at the College of Southern Nevada where she is the editor-in-chief of the Red Rock Review. She is a past recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award and the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Hilliard Endowment. Her work has been featured in Catalyst, Sojourner, the Richmond Afro-American, and The River Underground: An Anthology of Nevada Fiction. She is working on a novel.