I’ve been working with filmmaker Florent Tillon on this project and he definitely has a unique perspective on Vegas, and Josh Ellis and Jarret Keene are two of the best writers in town. I plan to be there:
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It’s good to know there’s at least one major TV station in the world (France 24) that devotes time to book reviews. It’s also good to know that this particular critic seemed to enjoy Beneath the Neon, which was recently translated into French.
The website for the book We Wanted to Be Writers has a regular feature called “Books By the Bed,” which asks authors what they’re reading or planning to read. Here are the books by my bed:
As some of you know, I applied to grad school (MFA creative writing) late last year and early this year. I ended up getting into UNLV and the University of Washington. Washington has an outstanding program, but UNLV, which also has a strong program, made the most sense financially, logistically and, in some cases, personally. So, it looks like I’ll start taking graduate classes and teaching undergrad courses at UNLV in late August.
There’s a story about the art gallery under Caesars Palace in today’s Las Vegas Sun. Be sure to check out the panoramic view of the gallery on the website. Very cool!
Here’s the link: