Fall 2018 BMI Shearing Fellows Derek Palacio and Claire Vaye Watkins co-direct the Mojave school, a free creative writing workshop for teens based in Pahrump, NV. Watkins and Palacio will mark the end of their stay at BMI with an evening of readings and discussion in their favorite Vegas indie bookstore.
Pulitzer Prize winner and two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses her new book Monument: New & Selected Poems with Clark County Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson for the final Believer Presents event of the fall season.
For more than 15 years, The Believer magazine has published an array of emerging and established voices. Join features editor Camille Bromley, managing editor Daniel Gumbiner, Believer contributors, and staff as they read select highlights from the magazine’s archive of essays, comics, humor, poems, and interviews. The evening will also offer an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming December Issue.
The Moth–popular public radio series and live show–is making its Las Vegas valley premiere. Join the Black Mountain Institute, The Believer, and Nevada Public Radio, as we welcome Teller, Vikram Krishnasamy, Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, Erica Vital-Lazare and Ruby Cooper–five powerful storytellers sharing their true and authentic experiences before a live audience.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, J. Jennifer Espinoza will no longer be joining us in Las Vegas next month. Please help us welcome Claire Schwartz in her stead. Claire is a poet and academic, author of bound, and contributor to the Paris Review’s “Poetry Rx.”
This year, the Black Mountain Institute presents a conversation about mentorship, celebrating the work and legacy of UNLV’s own Douglas Unger, with Brittany Bronson, Sorayya Khan, George Saunders, Paula Saunders, Maile Chapman, Vu Tran, and Ernie Wang.
Award-winning essayist Lucas Mann joins Believer contributor Sarah Marshall in a conversation about reality television, longform nonfiction, and storytelling surrounding the occasion of Mann’s third book, Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV. Signing and reception to follow.
Acclaimed novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux, author of over fifty books such as The Great Railway Bazaar and The Mosquito Coast, will be giving a talk titled "Jack London in Hawaii--and Me Too--A Double Portrait." This talk will serve as the keynote address of the 2018 Jack London Society Symposium. It is free and open to the public. Paul Theroux will be available to sign copies of his books after the talk.
Joseph Cassara’s debut novel The House of Impossible Beauties follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids as they struggle to find their place. A graduate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Columbia University, Cassara is a skilled craftsman writing profound, complex, and tragic prose.
Poetry Promise, the Clark County Poet Laureate, Black Mountain Institute, and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District come together to present U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. RSVP
Poetry Promise, the Clark County Poet Laureate, Black Mountain Institute, and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District come together to present U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, who will offer a free, public workshop in Las Vegas.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.
The Black Mountain Institute, The Believer magazine, and The Writer’s Block announce a new event series featuring critically-acclaimed authors in conversation. Our inaugural event features R.O. Kwon in conversation with novelist Derek Palacio about Kwon’s highly-anticipated debut, The Incendiaries.