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
Talk and Q&A
Friday, January 27, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6-7 p.m. talk and q&a
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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David Armstrong
Alumni Reading Series
With fiction writer David Armstrong

Wednesday, February 1, 7 p.m
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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The Grief of War
The Grief of War: PTSD & Moral Injury in Today's Veterans
Wednesday, February 15, 7 p.m
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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Walter Kirn
The 2nd Biannual Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture, featuring Walter Kirn
Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m.
Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Lee & Thomas Beam Music Center (BMC)
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Emerging Writers Series
Morgan Parker
Morgan Parker
Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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Meditation Workshop
Opening the Literary Mind
A Meditation Workshop with Matthew Brensilver

Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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Emerging Writers Series
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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American Dreams
American Dreams: The Festival, presented by The Believer Magazine + The Black Mountain Institute
Hosted by Heidi Julavits, Joshua Wolf Shenk & Vendela Vida.

April 21-23, various venues in Las Vegas
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How Writers Use Science: And Other Dispatches from BMI’s Faculty Fellows
With BMI/COLA Fall 2016 Faculty Fellows Elspeth Whitney & Denise Tillery

Friday, April 28, 12 p.m
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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Inside Lit Mags: Virginia Quarterly Review Editor Paul Reyes on Getting Published and Making Culture
Tuesday, May 2, 12 p.m.
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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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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Celebrate BMI's 10th Anniversary
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 EXTENDED deadline for applications is November 15, 2016.

Learn More & Apply

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