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 - 2013-14
The full BMI 2014-15 calendar of events will be posted incrementally over the summer.
Panel
Blood, Sweat & Tears: Life on the Front Lines of the Human Rights Struggle in Russia, Nigeria & Iran"
Featuring Wole Soyinka, Azar Nafisi and Masha Gessen. Moderated by Michelle Tusan.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7pm
Philip J. Cohen Theatre, UNLV Student Union
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Reading
Bridget Lowe
Poet
Emerging Writers Series
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7pm
Greenspun Hall Auditorium
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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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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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