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Las Vegas Book Festival

Founded by Nevada Humanities in 2002, the Las Vegas Book Festival is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word that features authors participating in a full schedule of panel discussions, book signings, readings, workshops, poetry, children's literature, exhibitions, and special events. It is the largest literary event in Nevada with a goal to provide discourse and build community focus on the promotion of reading and literacy in Nevada. The Las Vegas Book Festival is held annually every fall.

The 2019 Las Vegas Book Festival will be held on October 19, 2019. Visit the Las Vegas Book Festival website for details.

In 2018, the Las Vegas Book Festival was produced in partnership with the City of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and Nevada Humanities. This project was also supported by our sponsors: Las Vegas Review Journal, 98.5 KLUC, the CW Las Vegas, NBC Channel 3, Beverly Rogers Carol C Harter Black Mountain Institute, Las Vegas Clark County Library Foundation, NV Energy, Nevada Center for the Book, MGM Resorts International, Clark County School District, Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and Test Site Projects. Additional support was provided by the Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


As part of the Las Vegas Book Festival, Nevada Humanities hosts a special initiative:

Spark! Youth Poetry Competition