In addition to keynote speakers, the 20th anniversary Las Vegas Book Festival will offer panel discussions, workshops, poetry readings, cooking demonstrations and performances.
Here are a few of the more than 50 sessions scheduled.
■ “Spark! Youth Poetry Competition,” featuring Clark County high school students reading their work, moderated by Maryjane Dorofachuk. (1 p.m. Saturday, Poetry Pavilion)
■ “A Map to Nowhere: Featuring Poet James Norman,” a 10-minute address about art as commodity vs. art as spontaneous inspiration, followed by a showing of Norman’s documentary “A Map to Nowhere: Or How to Become Poet Laureate of a Truckstop Diner.” (1 p.m. Saturday, Fifth Street School auditorium)
■ “Documenting Social Movements Through Images” featuring Judy Polumbaum. (Noon Saturday, Room 125, Fifth Street School)
■ “Beyond the Neon Spoken Word,” moderated by Ms. AyeVee and featuring Smokey Tone, Petit Monstre, Wynter Storm and Vanessa Latrice Williams. (9:15 a.m. Saturday, Poetry Pavilion)
■ “New Ways to Write About Vegas,” moderated by Review-Journal features editor Scott Dickensheets and featuring Nicholas Russell, Summer Thomad, Soni Brown and Jennifer Battisti. (9:30 a.m. Saturday, Empowered Tent)
■ “Covering the News: Past, Present and Future,” moderated by Review-Journal politics editor Steve Sebelius and featuring Stephen Bates, Jonathan Rauch and Christina Bellantoni. (2:30 p.m. Saturday, Fifth Street School auditorium)
■ “Musings on the Mojave” moderated by Geoff Schumacher and featuring Ken Layne, Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, Teri Vela and Krystal Ramirez. (12:15 p.m. Saturday, Empowered Tent)
■ “Fractured Narratives, Truth and Trauma,” featuring Las Vegas poets and authors Jennifer Battisti and Heather Lang-Cassera. (10:30 a.m. Saturday, Poetry Pavilion)
■ “Far From Respectable,” about art critic and essayist David Hickey, with Daniel Oppenheimer, author of a new critical study of Hickey’s work, and David L. Ulin. (10:45 a.m. Saturday, Empowered Tent)
■ A cooking demonstration with Las Vegas chef DJ Flores of Milpa. (Noon Saturday, Engaged Tent)
■ “Writing for Teens and Tweens,” a panel discussion moderated by Cyndy DeLeon featuring Axie Oh, Brandie June, Veeda Bybee, Lindsay Leavitt and Ken Lamug. (9 a.m. Saturday, Inspired Tent)
■ “Let’s Talk About Romance,” moderated by Crystal Perkins featuring Priscilla Oliveras, Farrah Rochon, Jayci Lee and Sonali Dev. (1 p.m. Saturday, Inspired Tent)
■ A performance by Las Vegas-based music performers The Nik Naks. (9:30 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Tent)