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April 13-14, 2018

Las Vegas


The Believer Festival is a two-day roving celebration of writing, music, and visual arts. In the heart of the desert of southern Nevada, established and emerging artists, comedians, literary luminaries, and the Las Vegas arts community come together & divine a creative oasis.

Featuring John Hodgman, Jean Grae, Nick Hornby, Tayari Jones, Meg Wolitzer, Dave Eggers, Wajahat Ali, Javon Johnson, Vogue Robinson, Rachel Kushner, Jericho Brown, Ayelet Waldman,
Thi Bui, Nima Abkenar, José Orduna, and Leslie Jamison.

Additional participants will be announced in march.

“A capital-C cultural milestone”
Las Vegas Weekly


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Scenes from the inaugural festival

The inaugural Believer Festival, American Dreams was hosted by Vendela Vida and Joshua Wolf Shenk, the editor-in-chief of The Believer and the festival’s artistic director. It included Miranda July, Ben Marcus, Luís Alberto Urrea, Carrie Brownstein, ZZ Packer, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.