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Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute
A diverse array of esteemed writers will contribute to the cultural landscape in Las Vegas.
Esport championship, an Oprah Moment, and a (somewhat) daring neurologist — News from around campus
Two-day Black Mountain Institute event features literary, music, and visual artists.
Can the spoken word community lead us in improving social justice efforts? A new book by acclaimed poet Javon Johnson considers the possibility.
The Black Mountain Institute fellow talks storytelling, social issues, and that fateful call for Oprah's Book Club.
Writers will contribute to the cultural landscape at UNLV and the community.
The Believer, one of the world's leading journals of arts and culture, is a five-time finalist for the National Magazine Award; publication part of BMI mission to connect writers, and literary imagination, to public life.
BMI's Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture returns for 2017 with novelist Walter Kirn.
Humanities Librarian Priscilla Finley on the depictions of our city in the new "Writers Imagine Las Vegas" exhibit at Lied Library.
From a med school on the rise to the world tuning into the Thomas & Mack — 10 moments that marked our year.
Black Mountain Institute's next event explores open conversation and divergent views. Join the conversation Nov. 21.
David J. Morris' 'Evil Hours,' a gripping personal account of PTSD and its treatments, is worthy of conversation for all of us.
Eight writers will promote discourse on today's most pressing issues through residencies at UNLV.
Ardent collector and UNLV alumna Beverly Rogers on the value of books as historic artifacts.
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Black Mountain Institute In The News
Five local creatives — filmmaker, musician, performer, literary dynamo, illustrator — who are having a moment
Calling all female military veterans, active-duty service members, National Guard and reservists: A new Women Veterans’ Writing Group is now in session.
The second annual Believer Festival—organized by the bimonthly arts magazine of the same name—kicked off on Friday, April 13, at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, with readings from poets Jericho Brown and Javon Johnson; prose writers Nick Hornby, Leslie Jamison, and Rachel Kushner; and others. On Saturday, in downtown Las Vegas, graphic novelist Thi Bui and novelist Zinzi Clemmons discussed their new works with Dave Eggers at a restaurant next door to the local bookstore, the Writer’s Block. (The crowd had outgrown the space.) Later that day, Mohsin Hamid and Tayari Jones read from their latest novels, and author Morgan Jerkins interviewed filmmaker Barry Jenkins before an enthusiastic crowd. That evening, a sold-out benefit event saw multitalented actor-comedians John Hodgman and Jean Grae cohost a storytelling variety show of sorts that put such writers as Ayelet Waldman and Meg Wolitzer on the same stage as comedian Aparna Nancherla and musician Aimee Mann.
What do you say when Oprah Winfrey tells you that your latest novel is going to be her next book club selection?
This August, Atlanta-born, Brooklyn-based author Tayari Jones arrived in Las Vegas. She’s here as a Black Mountain Institute Shearing Fellow, which means she’s spending the academic year working on her next book. Right now, Jones is on a six-week, 35-event book tour. She spoke with Las Vegas Weekly from her stop in Boston. She returns to UNLV in March.