E. L. Doctorow Does Vegas

In his keynote address for the 2009 Vegas Valley Book Festival, renowned novelist E. L. Doctorow shared his journey as a writer and his thoughts about where fiction is headed in the digital age.

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Loving the Library

Think about the last time you were in a library. Were you intimidated by the Dewey Decimal System? Shushed into silence by a witch at the reference desk? Bad encounters with libraries can have lifelong effect, and many adults haven't

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Lettin’ Loose in Laughlin

Invited to speak at a library function in Laughlin, Nev., I was eager to meet aspiring authors. I was also eager to meet the bikers who roared into town that weekend for the annual Laughlin River Run. Drinking beer and

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