“The [City of Asylum] Program brings writers to Las Vegas to work and live if they feel they are threatened and unable to work.”


“The City of Asylum program at the Black Mountain Institute at UNLV supports writers whose freedoms have been stripped by censorship and whose lives may be in danger. For a year or two , selected writers are given a safe place to live in Las Vegas and the resources to create work that might not otherwise be possible.”

Las Vegas Weekly

“While fellows are brought to City of Asylum to pursue their own work, they are also heavily involved in the Black Mountain Institute, working with UNLV doctoral candidates and the local community.”

Vegas Magazine

“Another vital project was establishing the first City of Asylum writing fellowship program in the United States…”

Publishers Weekly