Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai: The Mountains Sing

UNLV's Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL): Room 101 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV

This event is a reading with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, author of Dust Child and The Mountains Sing. Dr Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is an award-winning Vietnamese writer and journalist. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. Her books in Vietnamese have received the 2010 Poetry of the Year […]

Roxanna Asgarian: We Were Once a Family

The Writer's Block 519 Sixth Street #100, Las Vegas, NV

Roxanna Asgarian's We Were Once a Family is a shocking, deeply reported story of a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of six children — and a searing indictment of the American foster care system. Asgarian will read from her work and discuss it in a conversation with Las Vegas author Kim Foster. In the manner […]

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Romance writers panel

The Writer's Block 519 Sixth Street #100, Las Vegas, NV

Ali Hazelwood, Christina Lauren, Katie Shepard, Mazey Eddings, Nisha Sharma, and Susan Lee will appear together on a panel, followed by a signing. Ali Hazelwood is the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, as well as a professor of neuroscience. Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of writing partners Christina Hobbs […]

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Amanda Skenandore

Clark County Library 1401 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV

Amanda Skenandore — registered nurse and author of  "The Second Life of Mirielle West," "Between Earth and Sky," and "The Undertaker's Assistant" — is slated to talk about the investigative research she did into the gristly realities of nineteenth-century medicine for her most recent historic novel, "The Nurse's Secret." Come hear the first chapter, participate […]

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Ken Lamug

Sunrise Library 5400 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV

In honor of Nevada Reading Week, author/illustrator Ken Lamug plans to visit with readers. Ken is a long-time fixture in the local literary community crafting everything from comics to picture books. His career hit the big time when Katherine Tegen Books, a division of HarperCollins, published his Mischief and Mayhem graphic novel series. "Mischief and […]

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Las Vegas Poetry Slam

The Art House Hookah Lounge 5661 W Sahara Ave #104, Las Vegas, NV

This is a recurring open mic poetry slam that features a variety of talent and prizes for the best performers. (Note: visit event website for additional dates.)  

Free

Marianne Chan & Clancy McGilligan

UNLV's Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL): Room 101 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV

This event is a reading by poets and UNLV Alumni Marianne Chan and Clancy McGilligan. Marianne Chan grew up in Stuttgart, Germany, and Lansing, Michigan. She is the author of All Heathens, which was the winner of the 2021 GLCA New Writers Award in Poetry, the 2021 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry, and the 2022 […]

Tsumicon

Alexis Park Resort Hotel 375 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV

TsumiCon is an adult-only Anime Convention that strives to provide a safe, inclusive, diverse, educational, and entertaining event that celebrates and showcases numerous talents and creatives across multiple media. Programming includes: Pole dance competition, burlesque shows, comedy shows, live voice actor performances, personality meet and greets, adult game shows and more! Guest of honor: Projekt […]

$20 – $500

Nature & Ecopoetry Workshop

James I Gibson Library 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Hednerson, NV

Plant your roots and pen. Discover something compelling about the environment living, thriving, or surviving around us. Follow acclaimed local poet, Heather Lang-Cassera, on a hike through the natural world, using prompts and exercises to better understand our surroundings. Heather Lang-Cassera (she/her) is a full-time lecturer with Nevada State College, a 300 Days of Sun […]

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Barry Friedman: Jack Sh*t

The Writer's Block 519 Sixth Street #100, Las Vegas, NV

This is the first volume of Friedman's conversations, arguments, buffets, and philosophical musings with his father from the years 2004-2014. Topics include "The Mob," the survivor's group of those who buried their spouses, the bowling, the possible death of Bernie, the coupons, the long-suffering Jeannette "who buried two husbands. Did you ever? Two!" An essayist, […]

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Writer’s Spark With JG Debs

Windmill Library 7060 W. Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, NV

Creativity is the bonfire that lights the world, and every bonfire starts with a spark. Turn your smoldering idea into a blazing work of art with the help of JG Debs, author of "Back in Two Weeks," during a workshop designed for creative writers. The author is set to host an additional workshop from noon […]

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Cultivating Creativity in Everyday Life

Paseo Verde Library 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV

Join local poet Jennifer Battisti on a journey into the lived experience, and consider the infinite possibilities of bringing expression into your routines. Creativity does not belong in a specific space or a designated time slot but rather can flow through every aspect of your world. Jennifer Battisti is a lifelong Nevadan. Her work has […]

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Ahmed Naji

UNLV Lied Library The Goldfield Room (Third Floor) 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV

This reading features author and current City of Asylum Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute, Ahmed Naji. Ahmed Naji is a writer from Egypt currently living in Las Vegas. In 2016, Ahmed was sentenced to two years for publishing his novel Using Life. His imprisonment marks the first time in modern Egypt that an author […]

Las Vegas Poetry Slam

The Art House Hookah Lounge 5661 W Sahara Ave #104, Las Vegas, NV

This is a recurring open mic poetry slam that features a variety of talent and prizes for the best performers. (Note: visit event website for additional dates.)  

Free

La Décima Musa: Spanish Language Poetry Workshop

James I Gibson Library 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Hednerson, NV

This fully Spanish workshop will be taught by local poet, Dulce María Solis Téllez and feature prompts and writing time to perfect your craft. Some translation will be available as needed, but the majority of instruction will be in Spanish. Las personas que asistan al taller literario tendrán la oportunidad de conocer el trabajo de […]

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Event Series 🍴 The Dish List 🍴

Rocktails: 102 Drink Recipes That Rock

Avantpop Bookstore 900 Karen Avenue #D-102, Las Vegas

Staci Layne Wilson, author of Rocktails, will discuss cocktails and mocktails inspired by the greatest rock songs and musicians of all time, including former or current members of KISS, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Steely Dan, Quiet Riot, Vixen, Strawberry Alarm Clock, and more. Staci Layne Wilson is an author, journalist, and filmmaker specializing in […]

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Choosing the Right Words Workshop

James I Gibson Library 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Hednerson, NV

Join Charlene Stegman Moskal in a poetry workshop designed to help revitalize your writing. Practice simile and metaphor, invest in rich images that build the scene and create poetry with just the right tone. Charlene Stegman Moskal is a Teaching Artist with The Alzheimer's Poetry Project under the auspices of the Poetry Promise Organization of […]

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Poets On the Plaza

Water Street Plaza 240 S. Water Street, Henderson, NV

In honor of National Poetry Month, local poets of all ages will perform original works and works by poets who have inspired them. Hosted by Clark County Poet Laureate Angela M Brommel, this all-ages event is planned in partnership with the Nevada State College Office for the Arts and the Marydean Martin Writers' Project. Poets […]

$30

John Barnes Author Visit

Spring Valley Library 4280 S. Jones Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV

John Barnes is set to discuss "The End." His first novel, it's a tale is set at the end of the world filled with earthquakes and flooding, but it's also packed with romance and adventure. Barnes has written for television, radio and the web, and is experienced in songwriting, poetry and more. He hopes this […]

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Ordinary Moonlight, Uncanny Fire: A Poetry Workshop

James I Gibson Library 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Hednerson, NV

Join Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña for a poetry workshop that will explore the potential behind everyday habits and commonplace occurrences that may appear as mundane yet, upon closer inspection, are sometimes a quiet opportunity for wonder or a glimpse at the ineffable. Participants will read poems, discuss what they find, and spend time writing. Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña is […]

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