2018 Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl


 The Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl is on Saturday, September 15 from 12-8 pm.

Join Nevada Humanities on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for the fifth annual Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl! Our theme this year is “Open a New World”, and this year’s Literary Crawl offers an exploratory afternoon and evening in Reno’s California Avenue corridor. Take in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry readings, as well as book signings and panel discussions on topics of interest to Nevadans. You won’t want to miss this year’s keynote speaker— the acclaimed writer, speaker, and storyteller Gabby Rivera

Bring the kids too! The whole family can enjoy a scavenger hunt (with prizes) and children’s literature readings throughout the day. This Crawl is not just literature—live music, site-specific dance performances, workshops, food, art, and a whole lot more. The Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl is free and open to all. Some venues are 21+.

Open a New World guidebooks will be available on this page to download in advance of the Literary Crawl and printed copies will be available at Sundance Books and Music the week of the event. Guidebooks will also be available at each venue throughout the day.

Some of the local and national authors, poets, and artists who are participating this year include:

Matthew W. Baker, Alicia Barber, Casey Bell, Gayle Brandeis, William Brewer, Brandy Burgess, Susan Chandler, Courtney Cliften, Chris Coake, Ross Cooper, Fil Corbitt, Ruth Cole-Hagan, Deanne Munk Davidson, Michon Eben, Katherine Fusco, Elisa Garcia, Karen Gedney, Rita Geil, AB Gorham, Donald Griffin, Shaun T. Griffin, Daniel Gumbiner, Robert Gutiérrez-Pérez, Gemma Hartley, AnnElise Hatjakes, Jo-Lynn Heusser, Sharon Honig-Bear, Ellen Hopkins, Tee Iseminger, Jerry Jackson, Naseem Jamnia, Larry Johns, CJ Joughin, AL Kaplan, Ann Keniston, Pat Ferraro Klos, Lisa Lee, Katja Lektorich, Jessi LeMay, Cassandra Little, Rachel Lopez, Charlie Macquarie, Mark Maynard, Claire McCully, Daniel Morse, Niela Orr, Aria Overli, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Derek Palacio, Daria Peoples-Riley, Felicia Perez, Melanie Perish, T R Poulson, Stephen Popovich, Lynda Killfoil Quilici, Guillermo Reyes, Yosimar Reyes, Gabby Rivera, Vogue Robinson, Ben Rogers, Shawna Roseman, Brian Rouff, Garrett Sanford, June Sylvester Saraceno, Ashley Scott, Matt Sherer, Logan Seidl, Michael Smith, Angela Spires, Spoken Views Collective, Jared Stanley, Gina Stratos, Danilo John Thomas, Michael Tragash, Claire Vaye Watkins, Alex Wakeman, Wendy Wiglesworth, Cornell Wilkins, Drew Willis, Lindsay Wilson, Alexandra Wise, and many more.

Schedule of Events
12:00-1:00 pm. Keynote Speaker Gabby Rivera and Q & A discussion at the Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater at the Nevada Museum of Art. Reserve your free tickets at: http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2018/09/15/

1:30-6:15 pm. Literary Crawl panels, workshops, readings, and other fun. 

5:30-8:00 pm. “Epilogue After Party” at Sundance Books and Music, with live music, food trucks, and more. 

 Thank you also to our collaborators:

Northern Nevada Literacy Council, Sierra Nevada Journeys, V.O.I.C.E., Our Town Reno, ACTIONN, UNR Special Collections, Baobab Press, University of Nevada Press, Spoken Views Collective, The Meadow, Western Folklife Center, The Folk & The Lore, Van Sounds, The Believer, Black Rock Press, Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno, North Valleys High School, Holland Project

Some participating venues include: 

Arts for All Nevada at the Lake Mansion, The Loving Cup, Pignic Pub and Patio, Royce, Bibo Coffee and Company, Sundance Books and Music, the Nevada Museum of Art, 1864 Tavern, Ceol Irish Pub, Old World Coffee, The Cheese Board, Washoe Public House, and the Downtown Reno Library.

Maren Rush