The 2021 "Las Vegas Writes" anthology, "Love in the Dunes: Las Vegas Writers on Passion and Heartache," takes aim at a burning question: Is love possible in Sin City? Sponsored by Nevada Humanities and published by Huntington Press, "Las Vegas Writes" is an annual collection of writings by local authors focused on a theme connected to Las Vegas. The theme of the twelfth volume in the series is simple and sensual, and the questions it poses are vast: How does one fall in love in an environment of beige suburbs and glitzy hotel-casinos, and how much do we surrender of ourselves in order to possess the object of our desire? Meet fourteen of the hottest authors in the valley as they share their deepest, most tantalizing stories of Las Vegas romance and breakup, narratives that express what it feels like to have your heart kissed by neon and flesh. Indeed, this is a literary evening devoted to navigating the boundaries of puppy love and obsession, flings and affairs, hanky-panky and playing around, intimacy and intrigue, relationships and rendezvous.
Moderated by Jarret Keene, panelists include contributing authors: Emily Bordelove, Melissa Bowles-Terry, Bob Dancer, Kim Idol, Heather Lang-Cassera, Nicole Minton, Jen Nails, Mauricio Ortiz Zaragoza, Krystal Ramirez, Brett Riley, Nicholas Russell, and Tonya Todd.
Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 702.507.3459 or visit the Nevada Humanities Las Vegas Writes webpage.
Co-sponsored by the Nevada Humanities. Additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nevada Center for the Book, Huntington Press, and the Las Vegas Book Festival.