One of my favorite campy films is Paul Veerhoven’s Showgirls. I was seventeen the first time I saw it, and it was my first exposure to Las Vegas. When I visited Vegas for the first time twenty-two years later, I was delighted to take a tour of the Neon Boneyard, a museum-slash-final resting spot for some of the most famous neon signage in actual and cinematic history.

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April Ford won a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase.” The Poor Children (SFWP, 2015), her debut collection of stories, won Grand Prize for the Santa Fe Writers Project 2013 Literary Awards Program for Fiction. April has held residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ucross Foundation. Her debut novel, Carousel, is forthcoming in 2019 with Inanna Publications.



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