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Black Mountain Institute Fall 2013 Readings and Panels Series

Writers and speakers engage audiences in lively social and political debate at BMI's series of free public events.
Arts & Culture  |  Sep 13, 2013  |  By UNLV Media Relations
Media Contact: Joseph Langdon, UNLV Black Mountain Institute, (702) 895-0505

The Black Mountain Institute (BMI) at UNLV presents the following events as part of its Readings & Panels Series. Distinguished speakers and writers from across the nation who specialize in literature and creative writing are part of this season’s thought-provoking lecture series.

Events are subject to change. Please check the Black Mountain Institute website for updated event information or call (702) 895-5542. All events are free and open to the public. Directions to UNLV and campus locations may be found on the campus maps website.

The Book of Important Moments

PEN/Faulkner Award winner Richard Wiley will read from and discuss his forthcoming novel, The Book of Important Moments. 

  • When: 7 p.m., Sept. 24
  • Where: Greenspun Hall Auditorium
  • Speaker: Richard Wiley, director of the UNLV Creative Writing Program, associate director of the Black Mountain Institute

Three Generations of American Writers:  Featuring George Saunders

One of America’s foremost short-fiction writers, George Saunders, joins  his former student, Maile Chapman, and his former teacher, Douglas Unger.  

BMI Emerging Writers Series: Featuring Justin Torres

Presented with the support of Nevada Humanities

  • When: 7 p.m., Oct. 29
  • Where: Greenspun Hall Auditorium
  • Speaker: Justin Torres, author, We the Animals

Vegas Valley Book Festival Keynote

BMI is proud to present the 2013 Vegas Valley Book Festival keynote address by acclaimed Mexican-American writer Luis Alberto Urrea. 

  • When: 5 p.m., Nov. 2
  • Where: The Historic Fifth Street School, Downtown Las Vegas
  • Speaker: Luis Alberto Urrea, author, The Devil's Highway and popular historical novels The Hummingbird’s Daughter and Queen of America

​​BMI Emerging Writers Series: Featuring Derek Henderson

Presented with the support of Nevada Humanities

  • When: 7 p.m., Nov. 19
  • Where: Greenspun Hall Auditorium
  • Speaker: Derek Henderson, author Thus & and Inconsequentia, co-founder of Blue Night Press​