May Meeting

Join us for an evening with Rick Lax

 

 

How to Kick Rejection’s Butt!

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Rick Lax has been rejected by the best of ‘em. Magazines like The New
Yorker, Esquire, and GQ. Publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random
House, and HarperCollins. They’ve all read Lax’s work, and they’ve all
turned it down.

And yet, most people would consider Rick’s writing career a success.
At 28, he’s had two memoirs published (St. Martin’s Press), and dozens
of magazine stories published (Mother Jones, Spirituality & Health,
Sojourners). He currently writes for VEGAS magazine and Las Vegas
Weekly. In other words, he’s a full-time, professional writer. He
didn’t let the rejection get in his way, and on May 19th, he’s going
to teach you how to bust through it, too.

Lax will also reveal why memoir are so easy to write, why querying
through snail mail is ludicrous, and why, sometimes, the best thing
you can do for your writing career is put your pen down for a bit.

Rick Lax is the author of Lawyer Boy: A Case Study on Growing Up, and Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas. Lax also wrote four books that didn’t get published (Robot Poetry, Mensa Idiot, Pickup Tricks, Cats vs. Dogs), and dozens (hundreds?) of magazine articles that didn’t get picked up. He is an expert on rejection. 

 

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  • John S.

    Rick was good, and good feel from the group. Even the service was better. But how about the sound situation? Need a good mic and maybe a better overall set-up for the stage, like a podium or stand for materials, or table/chair, with a good mic to fit either or both.

    May 21, 2011

  • Jed C.

    How delightful to discover a speaker who is brilliant, helpful, encouraging, cute, entertaining, AND... knows how to speak from the diaphragm.

    May 21, 2011

  • Carolyn M.

    Another great meeting with good info. I decided to order the book Rick talked about. Thought he made some really good points, relating writing to the instructions in the pick-up book.

    May 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first time at a Writer's Group meeting. I loved it. I wish I had gotten there earlier though so I could have networked more. I'll know next time!

    May 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was my first meeting. I liked the meeting. Everyone was friendly so I enjoyed being
    there.

    May 20, 2011

  • John B.

    Excellent meeting. Very entertaining speaker.
    I just hope they fix the sound system before the next meeting

    May 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting, and different.

    May 20, 2011

  • Richard W.

    Rick Lax was outstanding. Despite some sound issues (which we profusely apologize for) it was a great meeting!

    May 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    we're looking forward to it!

    May 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I promise to put on a kick-ass show for you all. You will not walk away from this talk disappointed. :)

    April 23, 2011

  • Richard W.

    Rick Lax, the May speaker, is featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal (Sunday, April 3rd). See the article: http://www.lvrj.com/living/author-chronicles-deception-in-las-vegas-119140549.html

    April 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ellen Sterling, Literary Trivia Diva, wrote an article about Rick, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-sterling/rick-lax-in-a-city-rich-w_b_836197.html

    March 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    In addition to his other skills, Rick is also darn good magician, but it's his keen eye for spotting the absurd and his talent for sharing those observations that will keep you enthralled when reading his books. Come prepared to laugh!

    March 14, 2011

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