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Upcoming Event

 If you have any questions about our upcoming events, please email Programs at programs@highsierrawriters.org.

 This event is free and open to the public. We will do the First Pages Program at this meeting.


Saturday, March 10th at 10 A.M. 

At the South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)


By majority request at the last meeting, we’ll workshop these topics. Part of writing queries is also understanding what goes on at the other end of your communication with the agent. We’ll discuss that and how you can use the information to increase your query responses.

We’ll also critique and rewrite actual queries. If you want feedback, please bring your hard copy query so we can scan it and throw it up on the big screen.

Same with your blurbs. Bring hard copies.

We’ll show how the query letter and the blurb interact.

Part of the presentation will be to look at online resources that are crucial for query success.

The marketing discussion will cover a wide range of options you may have overlooked in working to promote your work.


If you’d like to participate in this month’s first pages critique with Matt,  please bring in your book’s first page. Please print the page in at least 12 point font and double spaced. If you have more than one manuscript, feel free to bring in more than one sample.


If you haven’t renewed your membership, now is the time to do it. The small membership fee of $25 per year goes toward renting our meeting space at the library, paying speakers to make presentations and hold workshops, buying supplies such as name tags and markers, keeping a post office box, and operating a bank account. Your membership fee is tax deductible; High Sierra Writers is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit corporation.


Looking for a group of writers to read and critique your work? Willing to reciprocate? Then we might have a group for you.

Contact Nicole, your Critique Group Wrangler, to join a Reno-based group in 2018!  cgwrangler@highsierrawriters.org