Literature

Our guide to can’t-miss Vegas Valley Book Fest events

Vegas Valley Children’s Book Festival Moderated by local weatherman Kevin Janison and featuring award-winning authors and illustrators. November 5, 9 a.m., free, Historic Fifth Street School.

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Featuring film screenings, panels, special guests and more. November 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, Clark County Library.

Young Adult Panels Rachel Caine, James Dashner, Jay Asher and many other authors gather to discuss the hot trends in teen fiction. November 5, 10:15 a.m., 11:25 a.m. & 12:25 p.m., free, Big Top Festival Tent at YA Festival Plaza.

Can’t Somebody Get Vegas Right? The Truth (and Fiction) about Las Vegas, featuring the Weekly’s own Rick Lax. November 5, 11:30 a.m., free, Historic Fifth Street School.

The Good Old, Bad Old Days: Perspectives on Las Vegas Nostalgia Featuring the Las Vegas Sun’s Joe Schoenmann and other authors who have profiled the people who helped shape Las Vegas. November 5, 12:45 p.m., free, Historic Fifth Street School.

Keynote speaker Jane Smiley Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Thousand Acres. November 5, 3:30 p.m., free, Historic Fifth Street School.

Feasting on Words Literature and food fair, featuring local chefs, tastings and a farmers market. November 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., tasting costs $10, Historic Fifth Street School.

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