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May Meeting

Join us for an evening with Douglas Unger as he discusses Angles on Dialogue.

Douglas Unger is the author of four novels, including Leaving the Land, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award. His most recent books are the novel Voices from Silence (Wyatt/St. Martin's), with a revised edition  recently published in French translation as Mes frères de sang (Daniel Arsand/Editions Phebus), and the collection Looking for War and Other Stories (Ontario Review Press).  Among his newest works are stories in “Boulevard” and “Southwest Review,” essays  in “The Writer’s Chronicle,” in “Carve” magazine and elsewhere; and he has just completed a new long novel, Dream City.  His honors and distinctions include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, a Fulbright scholarship, and the Nevada State Board of Regents Medal for Creative Activities. He is the co-founder of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing International and Ph.D. with creative dissertation programs at UNLV, where he teaches.  Doug Unger also serves on the executive board of Words Without Borders (wordswithoutborders.org), as an editorial advisor of The Americas Series for Texas Tech University Press, and travels extensively in support of literary activism around the world. 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry I missed this - child care issues again! :(

    May 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Peggy-my daughter just finished her semester and is doing summer courses online-she is soon to be 24 and doesn't smoke. She used to babysit her cousins and if you need childcare-she may be able to help. I'm at [masked]

      May 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks so much! I might just give her a call!

      May 22, 2014

  • Judy Shine L.

    I had a great time at the meeting, and "playing the characters' parts" helped me absorb the differences in levels of dialogue. I just wish I had asked to keep those pages from which Gabe and I read!

    Thanks, Douglas Unger for the wonderful presentation and learning moments!

    May 16, 2014

    • Sandy V.

      I saw part of the dialogue in the article Doug wrote. Go up to "more" box at the top of this page and go into the "file". The article is there.

      1 · May 16, 2014

    • Judy Shine L.

      Thanks!

      1 · May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ow! get better and dance slower.

    May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree with Ms McKinnis 100%. I neglected to say earlier, that it was an honor and a great pleasure to hear Mr. Unger speak. Grateful, M.

    May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well...I sort of said it at Level 2...

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Missed the May meeting, so I was happy to find Doug's article in "Files" as Rick Warren suggested.
    Our "Files" repository is a great resource.

    May 16, 2014

  • Sandy V.

    Doug was engaging, entertaining and informative! Outstanding presentation. Personally, I think it was the best meeting I've been to.

    May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was non-stop fun, yet intellectual-I learned a lot!! Good food/Great service too..I am aiming for a "quest" in Nevada :)

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest and I had a great time, we talked about the stuff we learned for hours after we got home! I will definitely be more mindful of my characters and which level of dialogue they will use in the future for better impact.

    May 16, 2014

  • Richard W.

    Great presentation by Doug Unger. Thanks to all who attended!

    May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meeting and I will attempt to be a regular attendee.

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've created a new discussion in the forum here on the subject of "Net Neutrality," which I hope clarifies what I was trying to convey during the announcement portion of tonight's meeting.

    I'm not sure if links work in these messages, but the address of the discussion post is here:

    http://www.meetup.com/Las-Vegas-Writers/messages/boards/thread/44231212

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really had a great time for my first visit! It was a very informative topic and as a novice, it helped a lot. I apologize for going a bit off topic, but being a new member, I have been trying to use my Facebook picture here, and for some reason, it isn't allowing me to connect up my Facebook information. Does anyone know what I can do to fix that? I meant to ask that tonight, but I got sidetracked. Thanks!

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I truly enjoyed Douglas Unger's presentation. I found myself having a bunch of "light bulb" moments, and felt good that I was able to follow instinctively what he was talking about with what he was calling second and third level dialogue. Thank you again, Douglas.

    May 15, 2014

  • Liz L.

    I'm sorry to change my RSVP last minute. My allergies have been quite obnoxious today, and it would be quite rude of me to be sneezing and clearing my throat throughout the speaker's presentation.

    May 15, 2014

  • Richard W.

    Read the article "Angles on Dialogue" by Doug Unger, the April speaker. Find the article in the "Files" section which you can find by clicking the "More" button at the top of the page. Reading the article prior to the meeting will allow you to get the greatest benefit from our speaker.

    1 · April 12, 2014

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