Black Mountain Institute at the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
supports a series of initiatives that
promote humanistic and cross-
cultural dialogue, including public
readings and panel discussions,
degree programs in creative writing,
residential and faculty fellowships,
and literary publications.

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Upcoming Events
The Spectacle of Violence: Why We Need to Watch
With William T. Vollmann, Kerry Howley,
Dr. Jonathan “Professor in the Cage” Gottschall,
and Dr. Brian Villmoare

Moderated by Joshua Wolf Shenk
Thursday, September 29, 7pm
Si Redd Room in the Thomas & Mack Center
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David Morris
2016-17 Kagi Fellow
The Delectable Intellectual
Friday, October 7, 12-1:30pm
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
more information »
William Todd Schultz
BMI-COLA Humanities Fellow
The Delectable Intellectual
Friday, October 21, 12-1:30pm
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
more information »
Richard Wiley
Wednesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Greenspun Hall Auditorium
more information »
Mani Rao
Poet & Translator
Alumni Reading Series
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7pm
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101
more information »
Dustin M. Hoffman
Fiction Writer
Presented with Nevada Humanities
Emerging Writers Series
Thursday, November 10, 7pm
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
more information »
The Writer in the World: Celebrating 10 Years of the Black Mountain Institute
With Wole Soyinka, Cheryl Strayed, Charles Bock, Tom Bissell, Vu Tran, and Olivia Clare
Monday, November 21
Student Union Ballroom
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Thank you!

In 2006, Carol Harter and Richard Wiley founded what is now the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute. Since then, they have helped build BMI into the top-notch literary center this city and university deserve, and have put us on track for even greater things to come. Carol and Richard are retiring this month (in Carol's case, retiring again). Carol will continue to help guide BMI as Chair of the Advisory Board. Richard is returning to his native Tacoma to write and fish. Thank you, Carol and Richard!


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An archived radio show sponsored by BMI and UNLV's College of Urban Affairs and hosted by Dina Titus, Nexus explored the links between campus and community, poetry and policy, fact and fiction, science and society, research and reality. listen »

Bennett Fellows Application Now Available

The Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program at BMI offers up to three $60,000 stipends to outstanding writers who have published at least one critically-acclaimed book. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2016.

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