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  • The Writer’s Block 1020 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV, 89101 United States (map)


Join us for an evening of short readings from Back to Where You Once Belonged: Las Vegas Writers Weigh the Power of the Past, the 2017 volume in the Las Vegas Writes series.

Backgrounded by a city with a famously complicated relationship to the idea of history, the writers gathering in this book each tangle with the influence of the past. Whether it’s contemplating the psychology of men who hire a fetish model to recreate moments from their pasts, or assessing the damage caused by loss and trauma, or just visiting a museum, these essays remind us that the past is never far behind.

Participating writers include Dan Hernandez, Sarah Jane Woodall, Noah Cicero and T.R. Witcher.

This evening’s reading will be moderated by Scott Dickensheets, Deputy Editor of Desert Companion, and Geoff Schumacher, Senior Director of Content for The Mob Museum.

Las Vegas Writes Project is supported by public funding for the literary arts through the Las Vegas Book Festival, the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, and Huntington Press.    

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