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High Sierra Writers is proud to announce our 2016 Writers’ Contest! 

Click on the Contest page for information. 


Upcoming Event

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

Basic Book Formatting

This is a workshop, with a free section from 10am-noon and the paid part of the workshop starting at 1 p.m. $5 for members, 17 for None Members.

We will do the First Pages Program at this event.

November 12th, 2016 at 10 A.M. South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

Please join multi-book published author, Paula Riley and Linda Enos (w/a Lynda Bailey) for a hands-on presentation about how to format your book(s) for both Digital (Amazon) and POD (Print on Demand/CreateSpace).

The morning session will consist of formatting your manuscript for Digital upload, with the afternoon devoted to POD configuration. As always, the morning meeting will be free and open to the public- and will include announcements and First Pages. But the afternoon will be a two hour closed workshop from 1-3pm.

What you will need to bring to the meeting:

1. Your Laptop- so you can actually work on a page or two of your manuscript with Paula and Linda

2. The power cord for your laptop- it’s going to be a long day.

3. Your Lunch- there will be a short break between the regular meeting and the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE- Your laptop needs to have the Word 2007 program or newer. MAC computers are okay, but if you’re’ on the Word Perfect program, we cannot help you- (Sorry)


This lecture is free and open to the public. We will be do the First Pages program at this event.

December 10th, 2016 at 10 A.M. South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

Please come and join us as Mikalee Byerman speaks about Branding. Mikalee is the director of audience engagement at Estipona group.  https://www.facebook.com/estiponagroup/