Vegas Seven

Reading

  • BookKO

    Over the course of several elimination rounds, competitors will test their literary knowledge, head to head, on questions ranging from book history to author biographies and beyond. The final competitor left standing will be declared the champion (and get a Writer’s Block gift card).

  • Social Influence

    The Book of Joan

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    'Last Girl Before Freeway' offers a glimpse into the life of the legendary comedian

  • Politics

    The Tales of How Our City Came to Be

    By Michael Green

    History for the books

  • Bourbon Book Club

    This month, the Bourbon Book Club will be reading the trash classic Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann, the tale of Anne, Jennifer and Neely and their respective rises and falls in the jet-set world of the 50s and 60s. The discussion will be complemented by a bourbon selected and provided by The Whiskey Attic. And, […]

  • Social Influence

    This Ain’t No Fairy Tale

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    'Rejected Princesses' offers a glimpse at some seriously badass women

  • Conversations

    It’s the Bomb

    By Jarret Keene

    A UNLV history professor publishes a graphic novel depicting the Atomic Era

  • Ghost Stories

    Celebrate Halloween with an evening of scary stories from Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Gorey, Muriel Spark and Roald Dahl, read by local actors. Refreshments will be served.

  • Social Influence

    March Proves Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Veteran congressman and activist John Lewis tells his life story in a three-part graphic novel.

  • Diane Cameron

    A reading and book signing for Never Leave Your Dead: A True Story of War Trauma, Murder and Madness.

  • Art

    Shakespeare’s First Folio Visits UNLV

    By Shannon Miller

    "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" tours through Southern Nevada this month, and currently is at UNLV’s Lied Library.

  • Kevin T. McEneaney on Hunter S. Thompson

    In Kevin T. McEneaney’s biography, Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo, he not only gives the details of the author’s life, but places Thompson within a larger social and historical context, as well as examining the origins of “gonzo.”

  • Books

    I’m With the Groupie

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Pamela Des Barres brings her Writers’ Workshop to Vegas.

  • Mark Beauregard

    The author of The Whale: A Love Story will read and sign his book, a novelized version of the relationship between Herman Melville and  Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it influenced the writing of Moby Dick.

  • A. Brad Schwartz

    The author of Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News discusses his latest book, which re-examines Welles’ legendary 1938 radio broadcast and the reaction to it.

  • Books

    Busting Up the Binaries

    By Gregory Crosby

    Dave Hickey’s '25 Women' is a nuanced and highly readable collection of art essays