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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.

Literary Las Vegas: George Sorbane

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."

Literary Las Vegas: Eddie Lee

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.