To supplement its programs, BMI has partnered with academic and creative institutions that share its mission to advance literary and cross-cultural dialogue.

University Partners
· Department of English
· College of Liberal Arts
Community Partners
· Vegas Valley Book Festival
· Nevada Humanities
· Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
City of Asylum/City of Refuge Partners
· Artists at Risk Connection
· City of Asylum Pittsburgh / Sampsonia Way
· Ithaca City of Asylum
· International Cities of Refuge Network
Literary Translation Partners
· Archipelago Books
· New Directions
Corporate Partners
· Nevada Public Radio
· Caesars Foundation
Kay RyanKay Ryan caption delivers the 2009 Vegas Valley Book Festival Keynote.