The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will host Las Vegas Writes: Progress on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. For this year’s anthology, editor Scott Dickensheets has rounded up a stellar group of contributors to provide original essays and short fiction on the theme of “progress.”
Progress, whether it’s civic, political, social, spiritual, personal or physical, is a relevant topic in Las Vegas. The contributors who will talk about their work and experience creating this year’s project are novelist and memoirist Kris Saknussemm, literary authors Douglas Unger and Aurora Brackett, horror writer Rena Mason, journalists Geoff Carter, John Katsilometes and Henry Brean, and writers Abigail Goldman and Sarah Jane Woodall.
This Vegas Valley Book Festival pre-event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow the panel talk. Books will be available for sale at the door. For more information on the program call 702-507-3459 or visit the Library’s website.
Additional support provided by Huntington Press and by public funding for the arts through the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vegas Valley Book Festival, the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Vegas Valley Book Festival, scheduled for October 30-November 2, 2013, is produced by the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute; AIGA, Las Vegas Chapter; Las Vegas Review-Journal; Nevada Humanities, a festival Founder; and Barnes & Noble.