Las Vegas E-book Briefs for January 28th by means of February 28th. 3, 2016

“Southern Paiute – A Portrait”: author Logan Hebner and photographer Michael Plyler Plan to speak about her book, Southern Paiute: A Portrait, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on January 28 at Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St. Visit

Walking talk: Author of “Hiking Las Vegas” Whitney Branch Scheduled to speak on January 28th from 6pm to 7.30pm at Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit

Scott Voltz: The author of “The American Trinity: How Do Americans Know If Their Ideas Are Un-American?” The reader meeting will take place on January 30th, 1pm to 3pm at BooksorBooks, 3460 E. Sunset Road, Suite R. Visit

Painted stories: The South Nevada Authors are expected to host an afternoon of live painting inspired by readings by the authors at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Jan. 14-16. To the authors belong Randy Sutton and Vito Colucci Jr.., which should be accompanied by guest artists Meegan Boiros and Michael Davies. Free entry. Visit

Helen Stewart Poetry Award: Poets are invited to submit work for Helen Magazine’s inaugural competition for Clark County Poets. Local poet Gregory Robinson will judge, and contestants can submit as many poems as they wish. An entry fee of USD 5 will be charged for every three poems. The deadline ends on February 1st. An award ceremony is expected to take place in April. Visit

Sign scholar: Stefan AlThe internationally recognized architect, writer, and scientist is planning a presentation entitled “Bigger, Better, and Brighter: The Evolution of the Signs of Las Vegas on February 2 at 7pm in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway “. Al, a visiting scholar at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North is the author of Factory Towns of South China, Village in the City and Mall City and is writing a book on the architecture of Las Vegas. Visit

Book Traces – Digital Humanities and the Future of the Library: Andrew Stauffer, The University of Virginia Associate English Professor plans to talk about the future of the reading experience during a free University Forum Lecture Series event held February 19 through 7:30 p.m. at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S, Maryland Parkway. Visit

Reading in the dark: The lights go on at 8 p.m. on February 5th at The Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St., as an Iranian novelist and screenwriter Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar reads from his work in the dark. Abkenar’s award-winning works such as “A Scorpion on the Steps of Andimeshk Railway Station” are banned in Iran. His reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by Joshua Shenk, Executive director of the Black Mountain Institute. Latecomers will not be admitted once the lights go out. Reserve a free spot at

Jim Blockey: The local author will be signing copies of his book, Public Schools – The Worst Case of Child Abuse in American History, from 1pm to 3pm on February 6th at BooksorBooks, 3460 E. Sunset Road, Suite R. Visit jimblockey.tateauthor .com.

Literary theory: UNLV English professors Anne Stevens and Evelyn Gajowski Schedule a literary theory conversation from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on February 6 at The Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St. Visit

Kingpin: Ron Chepsiuk, The author of Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin is expected to speak on February 6 at 1:00 pm at the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. The event is free with admission to the museum. Visit

Love of human experience: Local poet Lee Mallory plans to read passionate poetry supported by a double bass player Mizz absurd on February 19th at 7pm at Hop Nuts Brewing Co., 1120 S. Main St. Jazz Artist Philena Carter is also planned to perform. An open microphone from Human Experience will follow. Free entry. Guests must be 21 years or older.

“A player’s apprentice”: Professor at the College of Southern Nevada H. Lee Barnes plans to speak about his new novel from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on February 11 at The Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St. Visit

Writer’s Retreat: The writer’s retreat series with instructions on fiction, non-fiction, traditional and digital publishing offered by local writers Laurel Gale, Morgan St. James and Gregory Kompes, is scheduled from 9am to 12pm on February 13th, 27th and March 12th at Lake Las Vegas. The workshops are free, but limited to 25 participants. Registration is required. Visit

Speaking of Tolkien: Tolkien scholar John GarthThe author of “Tolkien the Great War” and a fellow in humanistic studies at the Black Mountain Institute is asked to read from his work and then talk about Tolkien with the local author and Tolkien enthusiast Geoff Schumacher 7 to 8 p.m. February 16 at Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St. Visit

Children’s publisher:: Laurel GaleThe writer of the mid-range novel “Dead Boy” is scheduled to speak about child publishing during a Las Vegas Writers Group meeting on February 18 at 7:00 pm at Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The session fee is $ 5. Visit For more information on the author, visit

Bechtel book: Investigation reporter Sally Denton plans to read and sign her book “The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Made the World” from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on February 18 at Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St.. Visit

Desert Author Series: Professor at the College of Southern Nevada Ernst N. Bracey, Author of “Daniel ‘Chappie’ James: The First African American Four-Star General” and “The Moulin Rouge and the Black Right in Las Vegas,” is due to speak at the Sahara on February 20 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Visit

Conference in one day: The Las Vegas Romance Writers schedule a conference in one day with moderators Shirley Kennedy, Shannon Albright and Kay Phoenix and Angela Forister 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. February 20 in the Findlay Chevrolet common room, 6800 S. Torrey Pines. The conference costs $ 25 or $ 10 for members of the Las Vegas Romance Writers. Coffee, soft drinks and lunch are included. Visit

Teller: Children are invited to help celebrate African American Heritage Month Oba William King, the poetic storyteller, from 10 am to 11 am on February 23 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd .; 4 to 5 p.m. February 24 at Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd .; and from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm on February 25th at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit

Swing Queen: Norma MillerThe author of “Swingin ‘at the Savoy: Memories of a Jazz Dancer” will be telling stories about her days dancing the Lindy Hop in Harlem on February 19 from 7 to 9 pm at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. tell. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit

Ongoing events

5/5 + poetry: Poets are invited to share their original work for five minutes, followed by participants commenting for five minutes during 5/5+, a workshop series of Nick Marco, Lana Hanson and Lee Mallory, scheduled bi-weekly at BooksOrBooks, 3460 E. Sunset Road, Suite R. Call 702-754-5971, email [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] or search for 5/5+ on Facebook.

Neon Lit: Neon Lit, a public reading with authors from the UNLV Master of Fine Arts and Ph.D. Program writing takes place on the fourth Friday of most months at 6:00 p.m. at The Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St., # 100. The next meeting will be on January 29th. Visit

Authors Club: The Aliante Library Writers Club will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. E-mail moderator Fame calf at [email protected]

Poet’s corner: The West Las Vegas Arts Center at 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. plans to hold readings at Poets’ Corner Keith Brantley on the first and third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Call 702-229-4800.

Science fiction and fantasy Writing group: Science fiction and fantasy readers, writers, and editors are invited to join a new group to meet on Saturdays at 2 p.m. in the second meeting room of the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-334-0204.

Barnes and Noble Writing group: 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Barnes & Noble plans to host a group for writing critics every fourth Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. The group is limited to the first 20 participants per session. Register at

Henderson Writers Group: Henderson Writers Group plans to meet up in Room C-2 of Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm. hold true. Meetings are usually canceled on public holidays. Visit

Write memoirs Workshops: An ongoing series of free four-week memoir writing workshops is scheduled for Wednesdays at noon and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Las Vegas FamilySearch Library, 509 S. Ninth St.. Four-week sessions begin in the first week of each month. Call 702-382-9695.

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