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 - 2014-15
Reading
Sasha Steensen
Poet
Alumni Writers Series
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7pm
Greenspun Hall Auditorium
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Keynote
Aimee Bender
Vegas Valley Book Festival
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4pm
Fifth Street School, Las Vegas
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Panel
To Swerve or Not to Swerve:
How Literature Navigates the Past

A Conversation with Stephen Greenblatt and Geraldine Brooks
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7pm
Philip J. Cohen Theatre, UNLV Student Union
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Reading
Jennifer Pashley
Fiction Writer
Emerging Writers Series
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7pm
Greenspun Hall Auditorium
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Nexus

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 »

Bennet Fellows Application

The Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program at BMI offers up to three $60,000 stipends to outstanding writers who have published at least one book before the time of application.

The postmark deadline for applications is November 15, 2014, and the 2015-16 Fellows will be notified in May of 2015.

Humanities Fellow Applications

BMI offers one fellowship to a senior scholar engaged in research that embodies the humanistic tradition. Salary (and benefits, if required) is competitive at the associate and full professor levels. To apply, candidates should email a recent vitae, names and contact information for at least three references, and letters of interest to blackmountaininstitute@unlv.edu, to the attention of Artistic Director Richard Wiley, by January 15.

James E. Rogers (1938-2014)

Everyone at BMI extends their condolences to the family of former Chancellor and extraordinary philanthropist Jim Rogers.

BMI seeks new Executive Director

Black Mountain Institute (BMI), an international literary center dedicated to promoting discourse on today’s most pressing issues, seeks an Executive Director to continue to build on the accomplishments of its retiring founder and current Executive Director, UNLV President Emerita Carol C. Harter. (read more)

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