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UNLV Libraries Author Series Presents Rex J. Rowley Oct. 6

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The UNLV Libraries Author Series presents Rex J. Rowley, author of Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town. He will be introduced by acclaimed news personality Bob Stoldal. When: 4 - 6 p.m. Oct. 6 Location: Lied Library, Goldfield Room In his book, Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town, Rowley takes a close look at what life is like for locals in Sin City, a place the rest of the world sees as an exotic, even decadent vacation destination. Using interviews with more than 100 local residents, the Las Vegas native examines the routines of everyday life in a place that has long sold itself as the #1 escape from reality. From a broader perspective, Everyday Las Vegas considers the ways people perceive a place as insiders or outsiders, a dichotomy that exists in any place where tourism plays a major part in the local economy. It offers insights into what Las Vegas can teach us about life in other cities and contributes to our understanding of how people relate to places and how the personality of a place influences the lives and attitudes of people who reside there. A graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Kansas, Rowley currently is in the department of geography-geology at Illinois State University. RSVP by THURSDAY, OCT. 3. Register online or call ext. 5-2277. Light refreshments will be served. The UNLV Libraries Center for Gaming Research is proud to bring you the UNLV Libraries Author Series, presenting writers from around the world whose work delves into Las Vegas’ past, present, and future in a variety of genres. Chat with the authors and learn about their inspirations, research and processes, and connect with other book lovers. Upcoming Author Events: Feb. 23 – Larry Gragg Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture April 2 – Danielle Gomes Hit Me!: Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers UNLV Libraries Author Series events are free and open to the public. Reservations are required as seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Authors will take questions from the audience and sign books following their presentations. The UNLV Bookstore will provide sales at all author presentations. Related website Contact Info Angela Ayers angela.ayers@unlv.edu 702-895-2277

Occurs once: Oct 6, 2013 (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Contact Name: Angela Ayers
Contact Email: angela.ayers@unlv.edu
Contact Phone: 702-895-2277
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UNLV Lied Library
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154

Ticket Price: FREE
Ticketing Phone: 702-895-2277
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