The Western Folklife Center, in partnership with Nevada Humanities, proudly welcomes author Willy Vlautin to Elko for an evening of stories and song on Monday, September 16 at 7 pm. This event will feature a conversation and book-signing with the author as he discusses his novel, Don’t Skip Out On Me, a moving story about a young man’s search for belonging.
Don’t Skip Out On Me is a 2019 pick for Nevada Reads—a statewide, public book club offered by Nevada Humanities. Enjoy a musical performance by Vlautin, accompanied by pedal steel player Paul Brainard.
John Rice, Professor of Theatre Arts at Great Basin College, will host the evening, and the audience is encouraged to participate in a question-and-answer session. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Willy Vlautin in Concert and Conversation at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater. This event is one in a series throughout northern Nevada presented by Nevada Humanities and Nevada Reads. Click here for the full schedule.
Born and raised in Reno, Willy Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. He is the frontman of the band Richmond Fontaine, whose many albums include Post to Wire, and more recently he founded The Delines. Vlautin has also 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 now lives in Portland, Oregon.
“Nevada Humanities is thrilled to welcome this author of the enthralling novel Don’t Skip Out On Me back home to Nevada,” said Christina Barr, Executive Director of Nevada Humanities. “If you live in northern Nevada, we invite you to join us at one of these upcoming events to engage in what will certainly be lively and enlightening discussions.”
Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street, Elko
Admission is FREE for all ages