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Born into a well-to-do Connecticut family, Juliette Magill wanted more from life than most girls got in the early 1800s. Young women then were expected to stay home rather than attend school, but Juliette wanted an education. Her parents agreed and sent her to the Troy Female Seminary, which was one of America’s first schools for girls.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include presentations by authors Jack Sheehan, Richard Siken and Nikkos Zorbas.
Marie Lu, who writes young adult literature, talks about how she became an author. She is hosting a writing workshop for teenagers as well as presenting a program for the public at Clark County Library Tuesday.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include presentations by authors Morgan St. James, Branch Whitney and Jodi Thomas.
Las Vegas author Nachman Kataczinsky explores the possibilities of an alternative German history in the time travel, science fiction novel “The Shield.”
Las Vegas author, public speaker and radio personality Marie Rose guides readers on a journey of empowerment and encourages them to break through self-imposed bonds in her book, “Change Your Layers … Change Your Life!”
The aquarium withstood the winds and water of Hurricane Katrina but it was dark in there, and there was no electricity to cool things down. All the penguins complained but Patience, the oldest penguin there, kept them all “in line.” It was important to be patient, but where was Tom the Keeper?
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a presentation by local historian Michael Green at the Clark County Library.
Summerlin-based public relations professional Mary B. Leon Vail shares her experiences giving time, money and talents in the book “What’s Your Philanthropic Footprint? A Guide to Establishing a Path of Positive Community Activism.”
You’ll do anything and work hardest to make sure that you’re not finishing last. It’s all or nothing for you, and in the new book “Stealing the Game” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, it’s about more than how you play the game.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include new classes, workshops and signings at The Writer’s Block.
Las Vegas author Re’na L. Garcia surveyed more than 100 pastor’s kids, or PKs as she calls them, for the book “Raised in the Pew.”
Hearing, smelling, feeling: those are three of the five senses you might use every day. And in the new book “Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog” by Carol Chiodo Fleischman, illustrated by Stephanie Ford, one woman “sees” with the help of four furry feet.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the annual Local Author Showcase at Paseo Verde Library.
The magic words at Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour aren’t “abracadabra” but rather, “read more books.” In March, King, a Summerlin resident, visited four elementary schools — Hollingworth, Bunker, Thomas and Thorpe — for Nevada Reading Week. This is the fifth year in a row that King has presented the Magical Literacy Tour.
From dancing to singing, Las Vegas resident John Rothman’s creative wheel is always turning.
Take one part “Where’s Waldo,” mix in liberal doses of “Dr. Who” and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” sprinkle in comic book-style illustrations and you’ve got “The Tall Tales of Talbot Toluca: Quest for the Ore Crystals.”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include presentations by Mercedes Yardley, Moriah Densley and more.
You can be anyone, anywhere — all you have to do is think it. And in the new book “The Imaginary” by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett, even adults pretend, although that’s not always good.
Best-selling British fantasy author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, his website said Thursday.
In 1982, at 30, Vickie Franks hit a low point in her life and attempted suicide. Instead of hearing a shot when she pulled the trigger, she is convinced she heard a voice telling her, “Don’t do it, Jesus loves you.”
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