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PBS phenomenon takes over book festival

Visitors to the Saturday session of the 2015 Vegas Valley Book Festival at Historic Fifth Street School had the opportunity to meet a wide variety of wonderful authors. They also saw a long line that flowed from the courtyard, down a hall and into the middle of the poetry jams. Who was this literary rock star?

Literary Las Vegas: Las Vegas Writes

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.

Las Vegas Book Briefs for Oct. 1-7, 2015

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

Las Vegas Book Briefs for Sept. 24-30, 2015

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.

Literary Las Vegas: M. G. Person

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.