An Evening with H. Lee Barnes: Writing and The Gambler’s Apprentice
Co-sponsored by University of Nevada Press
Thursday, September 15 – 7 p.m
Jewel Box Theater
In his latest novel, The Gambler’s Apprentice, H. Lee Barnes tells the story of a teenage boy growing up in Texas during desperate times. In addition to reading an excerpt, Barnes will discuss writing — highlighting how important it is to make secondary characters as rounded as main characters.
H. Lee Barnes is an award-winning short-story writer and author of three previous novels, three short-story collections, and two nonfiction books. He was inducted into the Nevada Writer’s Hall of Fame in 2009, and in 2013 he received an award for excellence in the arts from the Vietnam Veterans of America for his writings on Vietnam. Barnes teaches English and creative writing at the College of Southern Nevada.