Vegas Valley Book Festival – 7th Annual Edition Begins Thursday
The annual Vegas Valley Book Festival (VVBF) gets underway on Thursday, Nov 6, at 1:00 pm with legendary comics creator Neil Gaiman signing books at the Fifth Street School, 401 S Fourth Street. Gaiman, a VVBF “book end keynote,” will be available between 1- 3 pm to sign books in the gallery on a first come first serve basis.
Along with the Gaiman book signing, this three day literature festival, planned for Nov 6-8, officially opens that afternoon with panel discussions in the auditorium of the Fifth Street School, from 1-5 pm–with Thursday’s sessions focusing on the built environment and architecture. Later that evening, Gaiman presents the festival keynote address, at 7 pm at the Clark County Library, 1401 E Flamingo.
Now in its 7th year the VVBF, is sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Nevada Humanities, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This year’s event has expanded to host over 100 authors is a full schedule of readings, discussions, workshops and special events addressing a broad sweep of literature: mystery, comics, poetry, history, biography, children’s literature, pop culture and more. Most all events are free and open to the public.
Other festival highlights include:
Pulitzer prize winning author, Michael Chabon, as the closing keynote, Saturday, Nov 8, 6 pm, at the Clark County Library.
First Friday, hosts the festivals’ special poetry/music event: Operation Desert Word Storm! on Friday, Nov 7, 6-10 pm
Target Children’s Book Festival on Centennial Plaza, Saturday, Nov 8, 11- 4 pm
Comics Festival co hosted by the Clark County Library District, Saturday, Nov 8, 11 am – 3pm, Clark County Library
Local Authors Fair with 80 local writers at the Fifth Street School Gallery, Saturday, Nov 8, 10 – 4pm
For more details, visit www.artslasvegas.org\vvbf AND THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND SPEACHES CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Richard Hooker, from the City Of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs made a personal appeal to me to see if we can generate a few more volunteers for the book festival. If you’re interested, please call him at 229–5431.