Thursday, August 19, 2010

Heads up

I’m participating in the Vegas Valley Book Festival this year. The festival, the largest literary event in Southern Nevada, will be held Nov. 3-7, mostly at the Historic Fifth Street School downtown and is sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, the Review-Journal and others. My panel discussion is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. It's free and open to the public. I plan to sign copies of my latest book, My Week at the Blue Angel: And Other Stories from the Storm Drains, Strip Clubs, and Trailer Parks of Las Vegas, after the hour-long discussion.

This event is funded, in part, by an Artist Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency.

I’ll post more info about the festival and panel discussion as the date approaches. Also, I’ll send out formal invites. I’m hoping a lot of locals will attend and that friends and family from out of town will use this event as an excuse to visit Vegas, enjoy the fall weather and football season, and just hang out.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Evening News with Katie Couric

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric aired a piece about the tunnels and outreach tonight. I thought reporter Seth Doane and producer Jack Renaud, who were extremely professional during the filming, did an outstanding job with a limited amount of airtime. Judge for yourself: