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.
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From bird anatomy to habitat and volunteer opportunities, children will find a good overview of birds and bird watching in “Birdology” in terms that challenge them but won’t frustrate them.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include visits by Obert Skye and Steve Jenkins and an author session with Jennifer Debs.
Recent Henderson transplant Bill Kuncewicki drew from his parents’ experiences surviving the terror in Eastern Europe during WWII to write the romantic novella “One Day One Moment One Breath.”
Literary happenings coming up include an event for “Westside School Alumni Stories” and visits by Obert Skye and Steve Jenkins.
When teenager Alice Mitchell met slightly younger Freda Ward at the Higbee School for Young Ladies in Memphis, nobody was surprised that they became close. In the 1890s, it was common for “proper American women” to enjoy friendships with other women that included sleepovers and deeply affectionate gestures. In Memphis, they called it “chumming,” and it was perfectly normal. But Alice and Freda took their friendship further: They fell in love.
A 2006 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School, Mackenzie Mack had a stellar junior golf career with experience on several national and international tours.
When an animal in the wild gets hungry, there aren’t a lot of options. It’s not like they can go to the grocery store, right? No, they have to catch their supper, and while nature’s given some of them speed and claws to do that efficiently, potential meals have a few tricks on their side, too.
Literary happenings coming up include the third annual Love for Literacy Festival and book launch festivities for S.P. Grogan’s “Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge.”
Like her “Love Target” protagonist, Nevada author Heidi Loeb Hegerich was an underage Las Vegas showgirl in the ’50s and swinging ’60s.
Literary happenings coming up include Lee Mallory’s Gateway to Love, the the third annual Love for Literacy Festival and the launch of “Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge.”
For any adult who’s too young to remember Loving v. Virginia (or any child who wasn’t born then), “The Case for Loving” is a very informative, eye-opening book.
When things go bump in the night, most people shrink back in fear. Summerlin resident Zak Bagans is more apt to run toward the sound to determine its source. Bagans, 37, is the lead investigator on “Ghost Adventures,” a reality series recently picked up by the Travel Channel for two more seasons. He’s also released his second book, “I am Haunted: Living Life Through the Dead.”
”In Lieu of Therapy” is a collection of journal entries, religious reflections, short stories and poetry written over a lifetime by Las Vegas writer Rena C. Winters. Winters is also the author of “Smurfs: The Inside Story of the Little Blue Characters.”
Literary happenings coming up include poetry performances at First Friday, Painted Stories at the Bootlegger and a free creative writing series.
Glenn Murphy doesn’t just teach in “Evolution: The Whole Life-on-Earth Story,” “Bodies: The Whole Blood-Pumping Story” and “Disgusting Science” — he entertains, too, with a back-and-forth format that seems like a conversation between author and reader.
When the Civil War breaks out, 17-year-old Roy Fox is asked to use his knowledge of the area’s terrain to carry messages to Confederate leaders. His elusiveness in evading Union capture earns him the title The Gray Fox.
The box hummed and a white light came from the edges of it. Ranger couldn’t look at the light but when he finally opened his eyes, he was in a dusty, loud place with big animals, funny smells — and a woman’s frantic voice. Someone was lost, and Ranger heard a familiar word: “FIND!”
Literary happenings coming up include the final Neon Lit event at Trifecta Gallery and grand opening festivities at The Writer’s Block.
Literary happenings coming up include signings at Dragon Castle Books, the Mob Museum, Tuscany Grill and more.
Authenticity tops the list of qualities in the new book “Stella by Starlight” by Sharon M. Draper.
Faced with some of the worst cards life might deal an energetic young woman Amy Purdy continues to play the hand beautifully.
Most bookworms are hopeless addicts.