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Vegas Valley Book Festival
 
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OCTOBER 15 – 17, 2015

The 14th annual Vegas Valley Book Festival, to be held Oct. 15-17 in downtown Las Vegas and the Clark County Library at 1401 E. Flamingo Road, will bring together a wide variety of literary genres and cultural programs, with most events taking place at the Historic Fifth Street School at 401 S. Fourth St. The festival is expected to feature more than 120 authors and 50 events, including panel discussions, keynote speakers, readings, book signings, workshops, vendor exhibits, art exhibitions, spoken word performances and other special programs for a diversity of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds. Events are free and open to the public. On Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, the book festival will offer special entertainment, authors and activities for children, and a plethora of authors popular with adults and young adults. The festival site will host five stages with readings, entertainment and poetry; a food court with a variety of local food trucks; art and vendor exhibits; interactive writing projects; and many other special programs.

For more information, please visit the Vegas Valley Book Festival Web Site!

Festival Keynotes

An Evening with Brad Meltzer
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
Clark County Library - 1401 E. Flamingo Road
New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer opens the Vegas Valley Book Festival with his keynote speech. Known for his No. 1 best-sellers “The Inner Circle, “The Book of Fate” and seven other best-selling thrillers, Meltzer is one of the only authors to ever have books on the best-seller list for nonfiction, advice, children’s books and comic books. An attorney, he is also one of the co-creators of the TV show “Jack & Bobby,” as well as the host of “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History.” Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the talk. Wristbands will be given out starting at 6 p.m. in the theater courtyard. Limit one per person. For more information, visit http://bradmeltzer.com/, http://www.lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.

Closing Keynote Speech Colum McCann
Saturday, Oct. 15, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Irish best-selling author, screenwriter and college professor Colum McCann is the author of six novels and two story collections and has been the recipient of many literary and cultural honors, including the National Book Award for “Let the Great World Spin,” election to the Irish arts academy and the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China. McCann has work published in more than 35 languages. His most recent novel is “TransAtlantic,” published in 2013. For more information, visit http://colummccann.com/.

Festival Highlights

Especially for Children!
The children’s literature program will include costumed characters; Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends™; storytelling by authors Ken Lamug, Lora Koehler, Daniel Kirk, Ken Nesbitt, Mac Barnett, Jon Scieszka, Jory John, Kathryn Gibbs Davis and Ammi-Joan Paquette; entertainment by bi-lingual author and musician Jose-Luis Orozco, The Not-Its, Ralph’s World; interactive children’s activities.

The Las Vegas Writes Project Volume Seven: “The Anarchy of Memories”
Something for Every Reader
Adult readers will find an array of offerings, including new and exciting genre panels: Bram Stocker Award-winning author, Rena Mason in conversation with some of the biggest names in Horror; a celebration of 150 years in Nevada – the Silver State’s colorful history and future prospects; a discussion with contributors to the 2014 Vegas Writes Project, Lost and Found in Las Vegas: What the City Hides and What It Reveals; a debate on media in the digital age; and best-selling, literary award-winning, and local authors of biographies, romance, book club and literary fiction, mysteries, and essays will fill two stages. Panels and workshops on ancestry, publishing options, editing, and publicity will round out the festival.

Especially for Children!
The children’s literature program will include costumed characters; Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends™; storytelling by authors Ken Lamug, Lora Koehler, Daniel Kirk, Ken Nesbitt, Mac Barnett, Jon Scieszka, Jory John, Kathryn Gibbs Davis and Ammi-Joan Paquette; entertainment by bi-lingual author and musician Jose-Luis Orozco, The Not-Its, Ralph’s World; interactive children’s activities.

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Office of Cultural Affairs
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Monday - Saturday (702) 229-2787