Neon Nonfiction

  • The Writer’s Block 1020 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 USA

A reading and discussion about capturing Las Vegas in essays and journalism

Join us for a discussion with three Vegas-based writers about the challenges and idiosyncrasies of writing essays and journalism about the neon city. Each of the authors has covered Vegas for local, national, and international publications—and will explore how perception of the city is varied among those readerships.

Cindi Moon Reed is a seasoned Vegas writer and journalist. From trolling red carpets for celebrity gossip to in-depth feature stories and slightly self-indulgent personal essays, Reed has explored the kitschy yet endearing pioneer spirit of the Silver State. She’s now a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly.

Dan Hernandez is an award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in The GuardianViceThe New York Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the managing editor of Witness magazine.

Brittany Bronson is an english instructor, cocktail server, and Contributing Op-Ed Writer for The New York Times. Her essays center on working women, the service industry, and Nevada's working-class. She was named a 2016-2017 Literary Fellow in Creative Nonfiction by the Nevada Arts Council. 

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.