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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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Arts and Culture | April 25, 2022

Community event returns with literary greats, expanded offerings for young readers, families.

books inside the UNLV Bookstore
Campus News | February 10, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

Outdoor portrait photo of Colette LaBouff
People | January 27, 2022

Director of the Taos Center for the Arts will begin post as executive director of the UNLV literary institute June 1.

A woman in judge's robes walks through the stacks of a law library
People | October 19, 2021

Silver State Award winner Miriam Shearing doesn't consider herself a trailblazer, but she has been a pioneer in state law and an important philanthropist for UNLV.

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Arts and Culture | March 16, 2021

The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at UNLV brings back its arts-and-culture radio offerings.

postcard with drawing of face and words saying "I a wored about many things but art and paddleboarding help me through"
Arts and Culture | November 24, 2020

Through the postcard project, readers share their beautiful reflections of struggles and hope.

Black Mountain Institute In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 31, 2022

UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute has a new executive director who’ll start on the job June 1.

Carson NOW
January 7, 2022

Awardees have organizational missions that are humanities focused and/or demonstrate a commitment to public humanities or educational programming accessible to all Nevadans.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 13, 2021

Those who know Beverly Rogers know that when she puts her mind to a goal, it’ll get done.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 6, 2021

Jorge Olivera Castillo, a Cuban poet, fiction writer and journalist, takes up a five-month residency in downtown Las Vegas this month.

Las Vegas Weekly
July 1, 2021

Kristen Radtke’s drawings resemble movie stills. We peer into a bedroom window, where a woman watches TV alone, her face lit by the screen.

Las Vegas Weekly
November 18, 2020

The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at UNLV, producers of The Believer magazine and its eponymous yearly literary festival (fingers crossed for 2021), now invites you on the proverbial journey into sound. Black Mountain Radio, a locally focused conversation and storytelling program airing on KUNV and widely available on podcast services, combines interviews, aural histories, poetry and prose into a word portrait that reveals itself in considered, expressive brushstrokes. The pilot episode, featuring Fawn Douglas, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Toni Jensen and others, makes for a compelling listen.

Recent Black Mountain Institute Accomplishments

May 8, 2020
Jericho Brown (Black Mountain Institute) has been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his poetry collection The Tradition. The collection was described as "masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence." Brown is the poetry editor of The Believer,…
April 24, 2020
Amanda Fortini (Journalism) recently won the prestigious Rabkin Prize. The fourth annual Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers, given by the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation, recognizes outstanding contributions by critics who write on visual arts. The prize was awarded to nine writers nationally. Each honoree will receive $50,000. Fortini, who has…
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.