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

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Andrew Wessels
Andrew Wessels Wednesday, November 29, 7pm
UNLV's Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101
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Beatty & Nguyen
The Believer Presents: Paul Beatty & Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation: on satire, literature as political, and the other. Monday, December 4, 7pm
Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in UNLV’s Beam Music Center
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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 »

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