Las Vegas Book Festival Announces 2018 Schedule

The Event Is Free And Open To All Ages

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 9, 2018 – The 2018 Las Vegas Book Festival Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., will feature best-selling authors, panel discussions, workshops and more for all ages. The annual event is free and open to the public.

In addition to previously announced keynote speakers Luis Rodriguez, Sara Shepard and Colson Whitehead, over 15 discussions are scheduled on topics that cover trends and issues in literature. Highlights include:

· Welcome to Our Worlds: Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

with Adrianne . Finlay, Alexandra Monir, Axie Oh and Scott Westerfeld;

· Things Just Got Real: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

with B.T. Gottfred , Nicole Maggi, Renée Watson and Kasie West;

· Middle Matters: Middle Grade Stories for Everyone

with Jonathan Auxier, Mari Mancusi, Mae Respicio and Elly Swartz;

· You Can’t Have One Without the Other: Politics, Pop Culture and

Democracy Today

with Hanif Abdurraqib, Tom Carson and Carina Chocano,

moderated by Todd Felts;

· On Im/migration: How Do We Define Home?

with Derek Palacio and Joe Milan Jr.

There also will be areas of the festival dedicated to musical performances (Discovery Tent), readings (Imagination Tent), illustration demonstrations (Engaged Tent) and workshops (Room 140).

For the full schedule, visit www.lasvegasbookfestival.com.



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