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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Sandra Lim
Presented with Nevada Humanities
Emerging Writers Series
Thursday, February 25, 7pm
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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Megan O'Rourke
Presented in partnership with the UNLV English Department
Wednesday, March 2, 7:15pm
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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Catherine Lacey
Fiction Writer
Presented with Nevada Humanities
Emerging Writers Series
Thursday, March 10, 7pm
Rogers Literature & Law (RLL) 101, UNLV
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Book Launch
Sally Denton's The Profiteers
Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World
Friday, March 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
The Writer's Block, Las Vegas, NV
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Breaking Silence
Women Writing on Crime, Conspiracy, and Cruelty
Sally Denton, Maggie Nelson, Eliza Griswold and Carol C. Harter
Monday, March 14, 7pm
UNLV's Richard Tam Alumni Center
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E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015)

Black Mountain Institute regrets the passing of a great American writer and a good friend, E.L. Doctorow. In 2009, Doctorow visited UNLV as the Elias Ghanem Chair in Creative Writing. You can view his reading here, with an introduction by Executive Director Carol C. Harter, who co-authored the book on E.L. Doctorow for Twayne's United States Authors Series.

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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