Lineup of 2016 Vegas Valley Book Festival events

Here are a few of the attractions and speakers scheduled for the 15th annual Vegas Valley Book Festival. Most events take place in and around the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., and all are free and open to the public.

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(Unless otherwise noted, all events listed here take place at the Historic Fifth Street School)


7 p.m. After Dark poetry reading with Joanne Kyger, Claudia Keelan, Erica Vital-Lazare and Hanna Andrews, The Writers’ Block, 1020 Fremont Street.


10 a.m. Character meet-and-greet with characters from Scholastic and PBS, Story Time Tent

10 a.m. Techniques for Creative and Beautiful Lettering, with Las Vegas Scribes, Room 140

10:45 a.m. Reading of “Where’s Walrus? And Penguin?” with Stephen Savage, Story Time Tent

11 a.m. “Witches In Our Midst: Salem 1692” with Stacy Schiff, auditorium

11 a.m. “Into Congo with the Bonobos” with Eliot Schrefer, National Book Award winner and author of “Endangered,” Room 125

1 p.m. “Seekers, Saints & Scoundrels of Red Rock” with Sharon Schaff, Chuck Williams and Norm Kresge, exploring the history of Red Rock Canyon, Tent 2

1 p.m. Student Spark Poetry, Tent 3

1:45 p.m. “Meet the Moodys — Judy and Stink” with Megan McDonald, Story Time Tent

2 p.m. “Shadows of a Promised Land: Mob, Myth and the Making of the Las Vegas Identity” with Sally Denton, Michael Green, Geoff Schumacher and Greg Blake Miller, Tent 2

2 p.m. “Reading the Rainbow: How You Can Be Part of the LGBTQ Diversity in YA” with Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy and Andre Wade, Tent 1

2 p.m. “Red Platoon, a True Story of American Valor” with Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, auditorium

2 p.m. “Doom Towns: Creating a Graphic History of Atomic Testing” with Andrew Kirk, Room 140

3 p.m. “Books to Big Screen/TV” with Alisa Valdes and CL Gaber, Tent 3

3 p.m. “Why Crime Fiction: The Dark Pleasures, Risks and Rewards of Writing in This Genre” with Jim Nisbet, Thomas Perry, Chris Pavone and Jo Perry, auditorium

3:15 p.m. “Are My Eyes Playing Tricks?” a presentation by the Discovery Museum, Children’s Main Stage

4 p.m. “Longmire and Me” with Craig Johnson, auditorium

5:30 p.m. After Dark readings and conversations begin with Geoff Dyer, 5:30 p.m.; followed by Adam Johnson, 6:30 p.m.; and Katherine Boo, 7:30 p.m., Inspire Theater, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Former 51s manager Wally Backman chats about new job
Former Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman talks about his new job with the independent league Long Island Ducks during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 10, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Hall talks about his memories of Dec. 7, 1941
U.S. Army Corps Edward Hall, a 95-year-old survivor of Pearl Harbor talks about his memories of that horrific day. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Roy Choi on cooking for Park MGM employees
As he prepares to open his new restaurant Best Friend later this month at Park MGM, celebrity chef Roy Choi took the time to cook for the resort’s employees Tuesday. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
People participated in the 14th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run which raises cubs for Opportunity Village.
World Holidays Exhibit At The Natural History Museum
Migratory Bird Day teaches adults and kids to celebrate birds
Different organizations offered activities for kids and adults to learn about birds and celebrate their migration journey at Sunset Park. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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