The Annual Festival Will Feature Panel Discussions, Readings, Workshops, Children’s Programming, Vendors, Food Trucks, A Wine Garden & More!
LAS VEGAS – Oct. 15, 2019 – The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is the presenting sponsor for the 2019 Las Vegas Book Festival (LVBF). The annual event is free and open to all ages this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.
“On behalf of our board and our employees, we are thrilled to present the 2019 Las Vegas Book Festival,” says Dr. Ronald Heezen, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “Celebrating the power of the written, spoken and illustrated word, this annual festival enhances the vibrancy of our city through literary culture.”
This year’s festival features headliners A.M. Homes, Marlon James, Jarrett J. Krosoczka and chefs from America’s Test Kitchen. Dozens of additional authors will participate in readings, workshops and panel discussions throughout the day. Panel topics include “Assessing the Trump Presidency: Three Years In” with Rick Wilson, Tim Alberta and Christina Bellantoni; “Writing the Body: The Language of Sexuality and Intimacy in Story” with Kristen Arnett and Ahmed Naji; and, “The Critic’s Voice” with Eric Deggans, Niela Orr and James Parker. View the full schedule.
In addition to its literary offerings, the LVBF will feature children’s activities, a music stage, artisan vendors, food trucks, a wine garden and more. View the map and list of vendors.
The festival will conclude with “Las Vegas Book Festival After Dark” at 6:30 p.m. at The Writer’s Block. 519 S. 6th St., Suite 100. James and David Bradley will converse on the topic “More Real Than Real – Historic and Speculative Fiction 400 Years into the Diaspora.”
For updates and more information, visit www.lasvegasbookfestival.com.
About the Las Vegas Book Festival
The Las Vegas Book Festival is the largest literary event in Nevada produced by the city of Las Vegas and Nevada Humanities. The annual celebration of the written, spoken and illustrated word is free and open to the public.
The 2019 festival is presented by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Sponsors include Las Vegas Review Journal/Las Vegas Sun, 98.5 KLUC, NBC Channel 3/ The CW Las Vegas, Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas Life, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation, Vegas PBS, National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, Smith Center for the Performing Arts and Black Mountain Institute.