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Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute News

The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute brings writers and the literary imagination into the heart of public life through events, fellowships, publications, and student engagement opportunities.

Current Black Mountain Institute News

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People | October 2, 2019

Silver State Award winner and former President Carol Harter oversaw unprecedented expansion for the university.

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Business and Community | August 15, 2019

Readings and events will explore the human experience through topics including race, class, inequality, and resilience.

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Arts and Culture | August 4, 2019

From works providing context for today's political issues to the unexpected inspiration of sheep, Black Mountain Institute staff offer their recommendations.

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Campus News | April 17, 2019

The culminating event of Black Mountain Institute Believer festival features comedy, music, and a thought-provoking roundtable conversation; event scheduled for 8 p.m. April 27 at UNLV Ham Concert Hall.

People | March 1, 2019

The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, in concert with PEN America, offers a creative home in Las Vegas for the Egyptian novelist and journalist through its City of Asylum Program.

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Arts and Culture | February 13, 2019

The Believer Festival is a three-day roving celebration of writing, music, film, comedy, and visual arts hosted by UNLV's Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute. The event is April 25-27, with tickets available starting Feb. 15.

Black Mountain Institute In The News

KNPR News
March 30, 2020

It’s widely accepted that one of the key ingredients in the recipe for a vibrant city and a strong economy is the arts.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 3, 2020

Las Vegas will be the home of a monthly Moth storytelling showcase beginning in April.

Las Vegas Weekly
February 27, 2020

We named it Best Fest in our 2018 Best of Vegas issue, and from April 30-May 2, the annual literary and cultural gathering known as the Believer Festival will return with another noteworthy lineup.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 19, 2020

The topic to be explored: Where we are now and what might happen next.

Orlando Weekly
February 12, 2020

Orlando's own Kristen Arnett, New York Times best-selling novelist and Orlando Weekly's "Best We Told You So" success of 2019, is heading up Rollins College's 2020 Winter With the Writers slate.

Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2020

You'll need all the energy you can muster in the morning after a long night of poker at the Flamingo and hitting the clubs until 5 a.m. Here are six great off-Strip places to help ensure you're making the most of your time in Vegas.

Recent Black Mountain Institute Accomplishments

February 10, 2020
The Believer, the flagship magazine of the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, is a finalist for the 2020 National Magazine Awards in three categories. “Cabramatta,” an interactive comic by Matt Huynh supported by the Tran Thi Oanh Black Mountain Institute Fund, was nominated in the Digital Innovation category. “Las Marthas...
September 20, 2019
Lillehammer Allen (BMI) and Susanna Newbury (Art) sat down to write about land art, mariscos, and Las Vegas for Nevada Humanities' Double Down blog. The essay, Double Down's first bilingual entry, looks at alums Justin Favela, '14 BA Art, and Mikayla Whitmore's, '10 BFA Art, tongue-in-cheek installation of a sculpture called Seven Magic Tires in...
September 16, 2019
Joe Milan, Jr. (English and Black Mountain Institute) won the prestigious David K. Wong Fellowship, "a unique and generous annual award to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about East and Southeast Asia to spend a year in the UK at the University of East Anglia in Norwich." The fellowship commences in October. Milan is among...
August 1, 2019
Black Mountain Institute (Liberal Arts) recently sold out of its Spring 2019 "Disarm"-themed issue of Witness magazine. Included in the issue are the winners and runners-up of the inaugural Witness Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry, chosen by judges Lesley Nneka Arimah and Hanif Abdurraqib.    
June 19, 2018
Kate Shapiro (English) and Joe Milan Jr. (English and Black Mountain Institute), along with alumni Olufunke Ogundimu, '18 MFA Creative Writing, and Ernie Wang, '16 MFA Creative Writing, recently have won prestigious national and international awards for their fiction. Shapiro, a master's student in the English department's creative writing...
November 14, 2017
David Morris (English) is the author of the book The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder,  which this month was recognized by The New York Times as "What to read in the face of trauma." According to the Times, "Morris, a former Marine who suffered from PTSD on his return from Iraq, traces the historical understanding of the...