We packed innumerable boxes; we lifted bulky shelves. We even had a run-in with a horrifying (but ultimately peaceable) spider. After many exhausting weeks, our move is complete and we’re now settling into our new digs at 519 S. 6th Street. There’s more work to go—murals to paint, furniture to install, and (of course) books to order. But we hope to be reopened and back in regular business sometime in April.
In the meantime, we’ll be hosting quite a few events at our new location throughout the month of March. We hope you’ll stop by to enjoy some fabulous and free literary programming, and to get a sneak peak at our in-progress store.
On March 1st, we’re hosting the latest installment of Neon Lit, the reading series showcasing the students of UNLV’s MFA/PhD program. March 7th is the long-in-the-making book launch for Vegas’s own A.D. Hopkins, author of the historical-fiction novel The Boys Who Woke Up Early. The following week (March 13th) brings the next event in the ongoing Believer Presents series (which Desert Companion called Vegas’s “Best Recent Cultural Amenity”), writer and criminal justice reform advocate Mitchell Jackson in conversation with Niela Orr. And on Friday, March 15th, we’re hosting sci-fi author Amber Royer, the creator of the delightfully off-kilter Chocoverse novels, Free Chocolate and Pure Chocolate. The month of March will conclude (on the 21st) with a reading featuring the contributors of the 2018 Las Vegas Writes Project, a project sponsored by Nevada Humanities.
You can find full descriptions of these events on our Events page or Facebook. And stay tuned! We’ll be announcing our re-opening date soon, and will be re-introducing our schedule of free, creative-writing classes for students aged 5–18.