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The Literary Scene: An interview with author Amanda Skenandore

By Paul Atreides

Many outsiders have often considered Las Vegas to be a cultural wasteland. And that extends beyond the museums, art galleries, or professional stage offerings like ballet, opera, or theatre. That misconception includes literature, despite the Black Mountain Institute and indie bookstore The Writer's Block (both hosting numerous events), the NPR magazine Desert Companion, the New York Times 2019 article, "Vegas as a Literary Hub? You bet," and… well, authors.