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Willy Vlautin in Concert & Conversation

  • Western Folklife Center 501 Railroad Street Elko, Nevada 89801 USA (map)

Save the date for a special event featuring author, musician and songwriter Willy Vlautin.

Willy Vlautin, Nevada’s own award-winning author and musician, is on tour as a featured 2019 Nevada Reads author, from Nevada Humanities. Join the author of Don’t Skip Out On Me for a reading and discussion in the G Three Bar Theater at the Western Folklife Center. . . and there will be a little bit of music too.

This event is free and open to all.

Join Willy Vlautin, author of  Don’t Skip Out On Me  for a reading and discussion at the Western Folklife Center on September 16, 2019. Event and photo curtesy of Nevada Humanities.

Join Willy Vlautin, author of Don’t Skip Out On Me for a reading and discussion at the Western Folklife Center on September 16, 2019. Event and photo curtesy of Nevada Humanities.

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Willy Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s Too Much Water So Close to Home, that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin has published five novels: The Motel Life (2007), Northline (2008), Lean On Pete (2010), The Free (2014), and Don’t Skip Out On Me (2018). He is also the frontman of the bank Richmond Fontaine, whose many albums include Post to Wire, and more recently founded The Delines. He now lives in Portland, Oregon.

About Nevada Humanities, Nevada Reads, and Nevada Center for the Book:

Nevada Humanities is one of 56 independent, nonprofit state and territorial humanities councils affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to the people of Nevada and their communities. For more information about Nevada Humanities visit nevadahumanities.org.

Nevada Reads and Nevada Center for the Book are programs of Nevada Humanities that are made possible with support from Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Library of Congress’ Center for the Book promotes books and libraries, literacy and reading, and poetry and literature. 

To learn more about Nevada Humanities, Nevada Reads, and Nevada Center for the Book, visit nevadahumanities.org.


Earlier Event: September 12
Let's Dance!
Later Event: September 18
Southwind at the Western Folklife Center