Vegas Valley Book Festival - This Weekend!



  • November 7, 2009
    • Author Sessions 
    • 10:00 am -4:00 pm  My co-author, Carey Burke, and I will be part of the Author Sessions.  We will be selling copies of our book, "Las Vegas: 1905-1965" so come by and get your autographed copy!  I will also have copies of my DVD, "The Story of Classic Las Vegas" for sale.  By buying on Saturday, you can save up to $11.00 when you buy both!  Time: 10:00 am

    • Amelias Long Journey
      Time: 7:00 pm
    • Author and Columnist John L. Smith presents a reading from his new book, "Amelia's Long Journey".  The book is about his young daughter's struggle with cancer and how that struggle affects and inspires not only her family but those around her as well.
    • Clark County Library, Flamingo Branch.
  • November 8, 2009
    • 11:15 am:
    • Geoff Schumacher, journalist and author, Michael Green, historian, Lorraine Hunt-Bono,  and Jack Sheehan, author and humorist. From Bugsy Siegel and Benny Binion to Howard Hughes and Steve Wynn, eccentric and visionary characters populate Las Vegas history — and this panel of local experts will break down who among them was truly important and who was just colorful.
    • Closing Keynote Address 
    •  Time: 7:00 pm
    • E.L. Doctrow, one of the most respected authors of our time, will be delivering the closing Keynote Address.
  • Time: 11:00 am