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January 2017 Meeting

The popular Mercedes Murdock Yardley is returning this month to give us her take on joining and using critique groups. (Hint -- she's in favor of them.) Last time Mercedes presented her talk was very well received, and she has been invited back virtually by popular demand.

Here is Mercedes writing about herself:

Hi. I’m Mercedes. I have two broken laptops, three kids, a husband and no time to write, although I try my very best. I like to write stories. I like to write poems. I like to write essays and sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they aren’t. I’m the author of the short story collection Beautiful Sorrows, the “serial killers in love” novella  Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, the BONE ANGEL trilogy, Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy, and the Bram Stoker Award winner Little Dead Red. I specialize in the dark and beautiful.


We meet in the non-smoking meeting room. Door opens at six, meeting starts at 7. Come early to order a bite to eat and network with fellow Las Vegas writers! New members at any stage of their writing career are always welcome!


It costs just $5 at the door! Come early to meet old and new friends and sample some fine Tap House food!


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  • Brian G.

    Great to be in a room with other writers. I was able to give out some of the new bookmarks for my book: "Plan for America and the World". On the back of the bookmark are listed the websites for a variety of organizations helping in the areas of Human Rights; drug detoxification; drug information to lower drug use and alcohol abuse; stopping psychiatric abuses; making sure our students are really educated and real rehabilitation for prisoners, etc. If you want one or my book, see me. I always have copies of both at the meetings...

    January 25

  • R. Edward R.

    Diane made the meeting. She is a lovely person, attempting to make her mark in life by writing. It was a fun trip.

    January 25

  • Brian G.

    Very good

    January 20

  • Amber C.

    I had a very busy day yesterday and every valid excuse to skip this.... I am so happy I did not. I think I found a vehicle to help me remember that I am a writer first.

    January 20

    • R. Edward R.

      Mercedes can dish out some stuff...when pushed by the crowd.

      January 20

  • Mercedes

    I'm looking forward to this, you guys! My goal is that you feel comfortable asking any questions you have. Let's do this thing!

    January 19

  • Eric & L.

    Looking forward to it!

    January 19

  • R. Edward R.

    I tried to call the number you left. Your mailbox is full. My number is [masked] 1468. You live up the road for me...very near. If you need a ride you are more than welcome to go.

    1 · January 19

  • Cherie M.

    Never published...some writing, been about 6 years, want to be involved in a varied group of all genres, published status, etc.

    1 · January 15

  • Diane M.

    Hi,
    I just had neck surgery last Tuesday January 4th, and am restricted from driving and working, so I will attend the January meeting as long as I get medical clearance to drive by then. I meet with the surgeon Tuesday the 17th, and hope to be cleared at that time.

    January 12

    • R. Edward R.

      We supposed to be a group with a common interest. Groups look out for their members. That is what is supposed to make it unique in your life. I live in the hood on the east side of town, Boulder and Flamingo. If you don't get cleared drop me a note if you still want to go and you can catch a ride with me. I am sure there are members all over this valley that will give you a lift. Ask and ye shall receive.

      2 · January 13

  • Brian G.

    Looking forward to networking with you Diane. Hope you are getting well!

    1 · January 13

  • Danét

    I am looking forward to the January meeting and to networking with other local writers. I am excited for Mercedes presentation as I am interested in getting involved with a critique group to learn and grow as a writer.

    1 · January 10

  • Brian G.

    Looking forward to networking with other writers. The November meeting was my first.

    1 · January 10

  • Ann

    Hi! I'm really looking forward to the January meeting. See you on the 19th.

    1 · December 23

  • Marie St J.

    I'm looking forward to attending your January
    meeting. I just moved here from California.

    1 · December 8

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