Writers’ Wednesday: The basics of getting published

If writing a book or magazine article is on your bucket list, but you’re not sure how to get started, you can find the answers at this month’s Writers’ Wednesday at the Nevada Historical Society. Author and publisher Stan Paher is the guest lecturer for July and he will give tips in his presentation, “Breaking into Publishing: How to research and write an article.” The event is Wednesday, July 12 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Paher is the author of several books, including “Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps,” his first, published in 1970. He earned the Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History. He has published more than 75 books for other authors and operates Nevada Publications, a publishing and book distribution service. The Writers’ Wednesday Lecture Series, held the second Wednesday of each month, features a different author takes part in a book signing, a presentation and a question-and-answer session with the audience. The intent of the program is to highlight writers that specifically focus on Nevada, the Great Basin or the West in general. The authors talk about the content of their books, but also share details about the creative process. Admission to Writers’ Wednesday is $5 for adults; free for members and children 17 and younger. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get their seats. For more information, call (775) 688-1190.