Wednesday, September 13, 2017
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Book Signing
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Lecture
This month’s guest speaker is author Janice Oberding. She will talk about her latest book The Boy that Nevada Killed.
At only seventeen years old Floyd Burton Loveless became the youngest person ever executed by the state of Nevada. What led him to that end was just as tragic. Following a series of family catastrophes, Loveless was a petty thief by age twelve and a confessed rapist at fifteen.
Sentenced to seven years at an Indiana state boys’ reformatory, he escaped after a month in custody. The ruthless teen robbed his way to Carlin, Nevada, where he shot and killed a constable who spotted the stolen car he was driving and confronted him. After a protracted legal battle Loveless died in the gas chamber on September 29, 1944.
Author Janice Oberding recounts the sordid details that sparked national controversy over the constitutionality of juvenile capital punishment.
The Writers’ Wednesday Lecture Series, held the second Wednesday of each month, features a different author each event who takes part in a book signing, a presentation, and a question-and-answer session with the audience.
The intent of the program is to highlight writers that specifically focus on Nevada, the Great Basin, or the West in general. The authors talk about the content of their books but also share details about the creative process.
Admission to Writers’ Wednesday is $5 for adults; free for members and children 17 and younger. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get their seats. For more information, call (775) 688-1190.
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