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A Change is Gonna Come: Reinvention in the City of Second Chances

  • Clark County Library Theatre 1401 East Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV, 89119 United States (map)

Celebrating 10 Years of Las Vegas Writes Contributors
A Change Is Gonna Come Book Launch and Conversation with the Authors
Las Vegas Writes, Volume 10
Moderated by Scott Dickensheets and Geoff Schumacher

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Reception at 6:00 pm, Program at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public 

Nevada Humanities announces the publication of A Change Is Gonna Come: Reinvention in the City of Second Chances, Volume 10 of the ongoing Las Vegas Writes series, published by Huntington Press. Every year Nevada Humanities and the Las Vegas Writes project commission a series of writers to develop an original work surrounding a theme connected to Las Vegas. For the past nine years, topics have focused on Las Vegas’ history, future, and literature, highlighting the broad scope of the literary talents of those who live and work in Nevada. A Change Is Gonna Come showcases 14 Las Vegas-based writers who explore the theme of reinvention. Through essays, short stories, and poems, the authors explore the various manifestations of reinvention in the context of Las Vegas, long regarded as a city of second chances. Co-editor Scott Dickensheets notes, "Most reinvention is neither sinister nor worthy of note; it’s just everyday personal growth, as we work to extend or escape our narratives and histories."

Featured Authors: 
Jennifer Battisti, Steve Bornfeld, Harry Fagel, Lonn M. Friend, A.D. Hopkins, Dayvid Figler, Veronica Klash, Oksana Marafioti, Mike Prevatt, Vogue Robinson, Erin Ryan, Steve Sebelius, Amanda Skenandore, & Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña

Edited by Scott Dickensheets and Geoff Schumacher 
Cover Design: Christopher Smith
Publisher: Huntington Press
Book Sales: Purchase Here

Later Event: October 19
Las Vegas Book Festival