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Nevada literary journal to launch Nov. 19



volume1picThe Nevada Review, a first-of-its-kind literary journal dedicated to Nevada, will be officially launched at an event on Thursday, Nov. 19th, at 6 p.m. at Zephyr Books in Reno. The public is invited to join the journal’s founders, Reno-born Caleb Cage and Winnemucca-born Joe McCoy, in celebrating the release of the inaugural issue.

The Nevada Review is a biannual journal that will feature essays dealing with history, law, policy and cultural themes, as well as short stories that concern Nevada, its people and their way of life.

The launch party will feature readings from contributing authors, as well as a display of photographs by Larry Neel, whose picture “Storm Over Big Smoky Valley ” adorns the cover of the first issue.

“Nevada has a wealth of talented writers and essayists and is a topic of many research and literary endeavors,” said Caleb Cage.  “We believe The Nevada Review will fill a void that exists in the literary community across our great state.”

Cage, a West Point graduate and Iraq war veteran, is the author of “The Gods of Diyala: Transfer of Command in Iraq.”

“Our goal for this project is to follow the template of standard literary journals, but feature topics that are specific to Nevada,” said Joe McCoy. McCoy, who has a PhD in philosophy from Boston University, is the recipient of several academic fellowships and has held teaching posts at Boston University, The Catholic University of America and the University of Nevada , Reno.

The premier issue of The Nevada Review will include:

  • An excerpt from the forthcoming authorized biography of revered Nevada Senator William J. Raggio;
  • An insightful look at why Johnny Cash chose Reno to “shoot a man and watch him die”;
  • An in-depth history of the Nevada Board of Regents, from its creation to present day;
  • And, fiction by Reno-area author Brad Summerhill.

The 100-page journal also includes interviews with notable Nevadans and reviews of Nevada-related books. Submissions from the public are welcome for future issues.

The Nevada Review will sell for $10 and is available at select bookstores citywide and online at Amazon.com.  For more information on the new publication please visit www.thenevadareview.com or call 775-338-9151.

Zephyr Books is located at 1501 S. Virginia Street in Reno , Nevada .

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