Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl

The fourth annual Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl continues a tradition of featuring local and regional authors at venues throughout the California Avenue corridor in downtown Reno, Nev., on Sept. 16 from 2:30 to 8 p.m.

There will be dozens of readings of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as panel discussions, art installations and musical performances. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music and concludes at Sundance at 5:30 with an Epilogue Party featuring book signings, food trucks and live music by Grace Hayes and the Reno Video Game Symphony.
The keynote speaker is award-winning novelist Adam Johnson reading from his recent work at 6 p.m. at the Nevada Museum of Art. Johnson is the author of several books, including “Fortune Smiles” and the novel “The Orphan Master’s Son,” which was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. There will be a question and answer session following the reading which will be moderated by Dr. Hugh Shapiro, associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno. This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required at

All ages are welcome to participate during the Crawl and there are several family-friendly readings and activities. All events and venues are free and open to the public. Some venues are 21 and older only, however.

For a complete schedule of events, visit


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