Schedule

Friday, October 14
7 p.m.

Poetry

with Joanne Kyger

The Writer’s Block
1020 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-550-6399
http://www.thewritersblock.org
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Opening Music

with DJ Tony

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Special Character Meet and Greet

with Scholastic And PBS characters

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

TELLING A STORY WITH PICTURES

with Nathan Hale, Amy Ignatow, Kory Merritt, Moderator: F. Andrew Taylor

Auditorium
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFUL LETTERING

with Las Vegas Scribes

Room 140
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Theodore Roosevelt

with Doug Mishler

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Music

with DJ Tony

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Musical Performance

with Mister G

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
10:45 – 11:30 a.m

A READING OF WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN?

with Stephen Savage

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Witches in our Midst: Salem, 1692

with Stacy Schiff

Auditorium
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

IS THAT A JOKE IN YOUR POCKET? THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMOR IN LITERATURE AND MEDIA

with Don Calame

Don Calame, author of Dan Versus Nature, talks about his humor-infused writing and how to make your words garner a belly laugh. From his work as a screenwriter (Employee of the Month) to his bevy of young adult novels that so accurately capture the humor of teenage boys, Don is the master of making people chuckle.

Tent 1
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

EXPLORING WILD PLACES and NATIONAL PARKS with THEODORE ROOSEVELT

with Doug Mishler

Tent 2
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Distinctive Voices in Medical Writing

with Mary Guinan, MD, PhD, Harriet Washington, Moderator: Joseph Strother

Tent 3
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

INTO CONGO WITH THE BONOBOS

with Eliot Schrefer

In this session Eliot Schrefer will explore what inspired him to write his National-Book-Award-Finalist young-adult novel Endangered, about a girl keeping herself and an orphan ape alive in wartime Congo. He’ll share about his research trip to a bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo, introducing us to some of the bonobos he met, and exploring how their individual stories made their way into his book. Prepare for ape cuteness!

Room 125
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Music

with DJ Tony

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Special Character Meet and Greet

with Scholastic And PBS characters

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:45 a.m. – Noon

Welcome and Book Reading

with Councilman Bob Coffin

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Music

with DJ Tony

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

THE CASE FOR LOVING, A Reading and Illustration Presentation

with Selina Alko & Sean Qualls

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

THE IMPACT OF LEGACY, The Power of Doing Good Things

with Randy Sutton & Frank Shankwitz

Frank Shankwitz (the founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation and retired homicide detective) and Randy Sutton (a highly decorated law enforcement veteran, media commentator and actor) share poignant as well as personal stories about the impact of doing good things and the powerful legacy those deeds can create.

Auditorium
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

MY BOOKS ALMOST KILLED ME, The Ins and Outs of Finishing Your Book (Without It Finishing You)

with Eliot Schrefer and Adam Silvera

Writing a novel is not for the faint of heart. Veteran YA authors Eliot Schrefer and Adam Silvera fill you in on the secrets that get them through, from writing the first draft to wrapping up the final book.

Tent 1
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

INCOMPLETE ODYSSEYS: FROM HOMER TO PTSD TODAY

with David Morris, Mary Penney, Chuck Dean, Kelly Folliard

Tent 2
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

DEVELOPING A SERIES - Walking the Land of Your Story

with Jodi Thomas

Tent 3
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

CENSORSHIP IS THE OBSCENITY

with Chris Crutcher, John L. Smith, Katherine Keller, Sondra Cosgrove

Room 125
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 - 1:45 p.m.

EXPLORING CREATIVE BOOK ARTS

with Las Vegas Scribes

Room 140
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:15 – 1:00 p.m

Performance

with Bushwick Book Club

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Special Character Meet and Greet

with Scholastic And PBS characters

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

PICTURE BOOK ADVENTURE AWAITS

with Chris Van Dusen

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Music

with DJ Tony

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Streetv Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

TURNING REAL LIFE INTO FICTION

with Chris Crutcher, Steven Bickmore, Moderator: Susan Slykerman

Tent 1
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Seekers, Saints & Scoundrels of Red Rock

with Sharon Schaff, Chuck Williams, Norm Kresge

“Seekers, Saints and Scoundrels” delves into the colorful characters and sometimes surprising history behind Red Rock Canyon, going back to 1840. Hear the authors share fascinating stories about the explorers, cowboys, miners, conservationists and celebrities who have been the voices of this land.

Tent 2
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

ONE PINEAPPLE, ONE DUKE, and TWO DOGS

with Eloisa James

Auditorium
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

FREAKING OUT TOGETHER, Mommy Groups and the Power of Community in Early Parenthood

with Elizabeth Isadora Gold

In 2010, seven women met in Brooklyn, New York, to form a Mommy Group. Over coffee, croissants, wine, and the occasional baby carrot, they commiserated: Elizabeth and Melissa suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety. Jane’s daughter was diagnosed with developmental delays. Anna’s husband left her when their baby was two weeks old. Through it all, the Mommy Group laughed, supported, and learned lessons from one another that the myriad “experts” hadn’t delivered. Mothers across all class, geographic, and racial boundaries appear to be searching for the same thing: a way to be strong, loving, engaged parents “while retaining—or remaking—our Selves.”

Room 125
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Spark Poetry

with Various Students

Tent 3
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Musical Performance

with Mister G

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Special Character Meet and Greet

with Scholastic And PBS characters

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Meet the Moodys – Judy & Stink

with Megan McDonald

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Music

with DJ Tony

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

SHADOWS OF A PROMISED LAND: Mob, Myth and the Making of the Las Vegas Identity

with Sally Denton, Trish Geran, Michael Green, Geoff Schumacher, Greg Blake Miller

Tent 2
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

READING THE RAINBOW, How You Can Be Part of the LGBTQ Diversity in YA

with Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy, Moderator: André Wade

Whether you're a reader, writer, librarian, or teacher, there are things you can do to find, share, create, and celebrate LGBTQ representation in YA. We'll share active steps you can take as well as discussing our own experience as authors and co-founders of Rainbow Boxes, a charitable initiative that raised money to send queer YA books to libraries and LGBTQ centers and shelters in all 50 states.

Tent 1
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

RED PLATOON, A True Story of American Valor

with Clinton Romesha, Medal of Honor Recipient, Chief Master Sergeant William J. Arcuri

Auditorium
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

MAGICAL WORLDS, Bringing Them to Life

with Gabe Denning, Gregory Kompes, Michelle C. Reilly, Shannan Albright, Moderator: Elizabeth Spaur

Room 125
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

DOOM TOWNS, Creating a Graphic History of Atomic Testing

with Andrew Kirk, PhD

Room 140
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Performance

with Bushwick Book Club

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Special Character Meet and Greet

with Scholastic And PBS characters

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

POPTROPICA, Reading

with Kory Merritt

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:00 – 3:15 p.m

Music

with DJ Tony

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

JOURNALISM SAVES LIVES, Las Vegas Sun Pulitzer Prize Panel

with Alexandra Berzon, Drex Heikes, Matt Hufman, Mike Kelley, Brian Greenspun

Tent 2
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

BOOKS TO BIG SCREEN/TV

with Don Calame, CL Gaber

Tent 3
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

DIVERSITY IN WRITING

with Adam Silvera, Selina Alko, Sean Qualls, André Wade

Tent 1
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

WHY CRIME FICTION: The Dark Pleasures , Risks, and Rewards of Writing in this Genre

with Jim Nisbet, Thomas Perry, Chris Pavone, Jo Perry

Auditorium
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

BALANCING LIFE AND FICTION

with Eloisa James, Jodi Thomas, L.A. Jones, Amanda Skenandore

Room 125
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

TREASURED LANDS

with Q T Luong

Room 140
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Special Character Meet and Greet

with Scholastic And PBS characters

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

ARE MY EYES PLAYING TRICKS?

with Discovery Children’s Museum

Children's Main Stage
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

HAZARDOUS TALES, Reading

with Nathan Hale

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Longmire and Me

with Craig Johnson

Auditorium
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, OCTOBER 15TH
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Special Character Meet and Greet

with Scholastic And PBS characters

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

THE MIGHTY ODDS, Reading

with Amy Ignatow

Story Time Tent
Historic 5th Street School
401 S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Saturday, October 15
5:30 PM

Reading and Conversation

with Geoff Dyer

Inspire Theatre
107 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-750-0017
Saturday, October 15
6:30 PM

Reading and Conversation

with Adam Johnson – Pulitzer Prize Winner

Inspire Theatre
107 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-750-0017
Saturday, October 15
7:30 PM

Reading and Conversation

with Katherine Boo – Pulitzer Prize Winner

Inspire Theatre
107 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-750-0017