We’ve moved, and are reopening soon!

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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.

We’re reopening early this spring.

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The Writer’s Block is scheduled to reopen early this spring, after a few unforeseen (but unsurprising) delays.

In the meantime, join us on January 31st at 1020 Fremont for our our absolutely, truly, for-real final event in our original location. (We’re serious; we’re handing in the keys.) The brilliant and hilarious Elizabeth McCracken will be joined in conversation with BMI PhD Fellow Wendy Wimmer, in support of her brand-new novel, Bowlaway.

Stay tuned for updates on this page, via our newsletter, and through our various social media channels.

(Above photo: our in-progress location.)

We’re moving!

In preparation for our upcoming relocation and expansion, we will be closing on Sunday, September 30th.

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We’re delighted to announce that The Writer’s Block will be moving to a brand-new location at the corner of 6th and Bonneville Streets. With expanded space, more books, and the addition of a coffee shop, we will continue to offer events, book clubs, and free K–12 creative-writing workshops in downtown Vegas. The new Writer’s Block will also serve as the retail headquarters of The Believer magazine, published in Las Vegas by the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.

Our storefront will be the anchor for The Lucy, a multi-use creative residency devised by local philanthropist and patron of the arts Beverly Rogers. A three-story complex featuring twelve residential units, The Lucy will welcome visiting literary fellows from Black Mountain Institute at UNLV and will headquarter the Rogers Art Loft, an artist-in-residence program curated by The Rogers Foundation in tandem with Patrick Duffy, President/CEO of Nevada School of the Arts.