Here is a listing of events designed for book lovers. Information is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Additions or changes to this listing must be submitted at least 10 days in advance of Sunday publication to Bookmark, Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. For more information, call 383-0306.
Glenn Puit will sign and discuss "In Her Prime: The Murder of a Political Star" 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble, 8915 W. Charleston Blvd.
"Breaking into the Audiobook Business," featuring author Jo Wilkins — founder of Mystic Publishers and president of the Henderson Writers Group — and a panel of local authors, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free.
"An Evening with Kevin J. Anderson: Tales of Dune, Star Wars and Superheroes," will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
The Vegas Valley Book Festival featuring readings, panel discussions, book signings, workshops, exhibitions, poetry and spoken word performances, and other activities will be at various locations Wednesday through Nov. 8. All events are free and open to the public. Some of the events at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., include: "The Art of Presentation" with author Aaron Betsky, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the opening keynote speaker Kay Ryan, the 2009 U.S. Poet Laureate, at 7 p.m. Thursday; the Plaza Used Book Fair, the Local Authors’ Fair and the Target Children’s Book Festival all beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday; and sessions and readings beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 8.
Other festival events scheduled at Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, include: "An Evening with John L. Smith" at 7 p.m. Saturday, where the Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist will debut "Amelia’s Long Journey"; and "An Evening with E.L. Doctorow," where Doctorow, the festival’s closing keynote speaker, will discuss writing and his latest work "Homer & Langley: A Novel" at 7 p.m. Nov. 8.
For a complete schedule, visit www.vegas valleybookfestival.org or www.artslasvegas.org/vvbf/ or call 229-5431 for more information.
The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The festival will feature panel discussions, film screenings, a marketplace featuring local comic book stores and more. Among those scheduled to appear are: Matt Wagner, Kim Deitch, Cecil Castellucci, Mark Evanier, Deryl Skelton, Steve Englehart, Laurenn McCubbin, Chris Staros and Dan Vado.
The Best Book You’ve Never Read book group meets the second Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 8915 W. Charleston Blvd.
The Mahogany Circle Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
The Spring Valley Book Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.
Centennial Hills Readers Circle meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive.
The Forbidden Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave.
The Not-So-Grown-Up Book Club meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at James I. Gibson Library, 280 S. Water St., Henderson.Book Nook blog