Joshua Wolf Shenk talks with residential fellows, the novelists Gabriel Urza and Yelena AkhtiorskayaMacArthur Geniuses Junot Diaz and Yiyun Li appear together at BMIThe brilliant poet Jamaal May signs his debut collection after a reading and craft talkSally Denton, Wole Soyinka, Olivia Clare, Tom Bissell, Cheryl Strayed, Vu Tran, and Charles Bock celebrate BMI's 10th anniversaryWith the poet and fiction writer Olivia Clare, an alumna BMI PhD FellowNovelist, screenwriter, and City of Asylum Fellow Hossein Abkenar meets a BMI audienceCelebrating BMI s 10th anniversary, Charles Bock delivers an original talkA conversation with the poet, critic, and non-fiction hero Maggie Nelson

The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas brings writers, and the literary imagination, into the heart of public life, through innovative public programs, award-winning publications, and a diverse array of fellowships.


The Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture

Celebrate BMI's 10th Anniversary

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Upcoming Events
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
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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.
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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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