Jeff Scheid


Describing himself as “a visual anthropologist photographing Nevada and Las Vegas,” Jeff is a celebrated photographer whose most recent photo-installation chronicled the history and day-to-day life of the Fallini family, owners of Nevada’s oldest working ranch in Nevada. Titled “Ranching in the High Desert,” the series exhibited at the Nevada State Museum in Carson and the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas. Jeff has photographed the infamous Hole in the Wall Gang and Chicago mobster Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, and shadowed the UNLV Running Rebels basketball team on the road to the national championship, capturing their rise, along with the rise and fall of everyday, and celebrity, lives on the Las Vegas Strip. 


Erica Vital-Lazare


Professor of creative writing at CSN, and past the editor of the Red Rock Review, Erica is a past recipient of grants and awards from the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Hilliard Endowment, the Virginia Council of the Arts and the Nevada Arts Council. Her work has been featured in Catalyst, Sojourner, Red Star, and the Richmond Afro-American, and appears in the University of Nevada Press fiction collection The River Underground: An Anthology of Nevada Fiction and the Las Vegas Writes anthology, Anarchy of Memory.