LAS VEGAS -- The 12th annual Vegas Valley Book Festival will take place Oct. 30-Nov. 2, with most programs scheduled at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School, located at 401 S. Fourth St.
The festival brings together more than 165 authors and 100 events, including 45 panel discussions, four keynote speakers, readings, book signings, workshops, vendor exhibits, art exhibitions, spoken word performances and other special programs for a diversity of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds. Most events are free and open to the public.
- Keynote speaker Catherine Coulter will open the festival on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library at 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Author of 65 books that made The New York Times Bestseller List, Coulter alternates writing suspense thrillers with historical romances.
- Keynote speaker Robert E. Hall will present at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, located at 800 S. Brush St. Author of “This Land of Strangers: The Relationship Crisis That Imperils Home, Work, Politics and Faith,” Hall delivers a wake-up call regarding a destructive trend – the unraveling of our relationships at home and work, in politics and faith.
A schedule of events and a roster of featured authors will be posted online at vegasvalleybookfestival.org
and updated as information becomes available.