When school started this year, you felt a little strange.
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Each year, a new group of local writers is selected to participate in the Las Vegas Writes project, a compilation of short fiction on a common theme to be featured as part of the Vegas Valley Book Festival.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of books have been greatly exaggerated. If anything, the advent of eReaders, such as the Kindle, have created more reading, and traditional books — disparagingly called "dead tree books" — don't seem to be going away any time soon.
Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Rock 'n' roll, Mario and Luigi, Whip/Nae Nae, Batman and Robin. Some things just naturally go together; they belong in pairs.
Las Vegas entrepreneur Christina Vitagliano is author of "Gene Simmons is a Powerful and Attractive Man And Other Irrefutable Facts," illustrated by Corey Marier and Craig Marier.
Poet reading: Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow Olivia Clare is set to read from her poetry compiled in the book "The 26-Hour Day" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at The Writer's Block, 1020 Fremont St. Visit the writersblock.org.
Black Mountain Institute City of Asylum resident writer Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar is scheduled to share a night of discussion with readers through an interpreter as part of a program titled Unsilenced: Censorship, Iran and the Contemporary Novelist in Exile.
Local author Erin Elizabeth Eichenber's "Lake Mead," a book in the Images of America series, explores life before the lake, starting with studies of the area's cultural and natural history.
Ever since you were born, you've loved music. Your mother tells stories of you bopping in your crib, baby-dancing to songs on the radio.
Your favorite hangout isn't all that fancy. It's comfortable, though: You've got places to sit, flat surfaces for your stuff, and your friends are always around.
Stephanie Greenhalgh to speak to writers group
Las Vegas educator Alfredo Torres Jr. was inspired by his volunteer work with cancer patients to write about third-grade teacher Ms. Jennings in his children's picture book "My Sick Teacher."
In his book, "A Presentist Path to World Peace," Las Vegas resident Maynard Person, writing as M. G. Person, suggests that taking a presentist view to the world could be just the thing to take the turmoil out of international politics, religious strife and personal relationships.
Mob enforcer, author to speak at museum
If it was a snake, it would've bit you. Odd words from your grandmother, meaning that whatever you were looking for was practically right in front of you but you didn't see it.
How many leaves are on the tree outside your window? That's a question you may not be able to answer. How could you even count them all?
Museum helps promote library card campaign
Douglas Meecham Stafford III, a Napa Valley winery heir on the top of the most eligible bachelor lists, takes a break from his life of privilege and goes undercover on an academic mission to collect stories from New York City's homeless population in "The Princess of Central Park."
Pick up your toys! How boring is that? It's much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?
Las Vegas writer Rob Key's "Speak 'Face' Book" is billed as a fun and intriguing way to spice up your Facebook posts.
US Poet Laureate to visit Nevada State College
Vu Tran's first full memory was just a few weeks before his fifth birthday. After fleeing Vietnam in 1980, he arrived in Oklahoma to meet his father — who left for America in 1975 after Saigon fell at the end of the Vietnam War and sponsored his family to come over.
Thomas Larkin was more than a friend, he was a brother to Chicago private investigator Adrian Cain. It was Larkin, a gifted psychologist, who helped Cain face the demons lurking in his mind, remnants of his time as a Marine in Afghanistan. One of those demons, a ghost Cain thought he'd sent to a well-deserved hell himself, returns with a dark agenda in Las Vegas author Eddie Lee's sci-fi thriller "Nemesis." Lee is scheduled to speak as part of the Desert Author Series from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Lee also plans to sign copies of his science fiction thriller "Nemesis" at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Barnes & Noble.
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