Vegas Seven


  • 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).

  • David Lehman

    By Ryan Vellinga

    Critic, anthologist, editor and poet David Lehman, largely responsible for inaugurating the almost 30-year-old The Best American Poetry Series, gives a reading at The Writer’s Block. 

  • Social Influence

    A Vegas-Spawned Comic Book Series Is Headed to the Newsstand

    By Pj Perez

    Scrimshaw, the post-apocalyptic, high-seas adventure that Las Vegas-based writer Eric Borden produces with artist Dave Mims, will be available this summer.

  • Get Neon Lit

    By Heather Peterson

    The monthly Neon Lit reading series, featuring writers from the UNLV Masters of Fine Arts program, sets up at The Writer’s Block.

  • Social Influence

    Notes From the Underground

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats & Drugs' bridges bebop jazz and Beat novels, paranoid cops and junkie prostitutes, and Harlem and San Francisco’s North Beach to tell the tale of how 20th-century American counterculture was born.

  • 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.”