Is it possible to be any more excited about Black Mountain Institute’s Spring 2012 events?
Our semester kicked off with an Emerging Writers Series Reading featuring Blake Butler on February 8th.
On February 22nd at 7 PM, BMI will present a panel on Female Novelists in the Twenty-First Century, also called “Not Your Grandmother’s ‘Sense and Sensibility.’” This event is one you definitely shouldn’t miss! Mary Gaitskill, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, and Cheryl Strayed will join in a discussion about the evolution of the female voice in literature. This event will take place in the Student Union Ballroom.
March will surely be a wonderful month as well.
On March 13th at 7 PM, BMI-Gallagher Fellow, Kris Saknussemm, will present a mixed media performance of his latest novel, Reverend America. Kris’ longtime friend and tenor saxophonist, Eric Wyatt, will be featured in the program. The evening is sure to be memorable and fantastic! This event will take place at Greenspun Hall Auditorium at UNLV.
Then, on March 22 also at 7 PM, BMI is pleased to present a panel that addresses the question: “Is Moderation Possible in American Politics?” Juan Williams, currently of Fox News and lately of NPR, and Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute will both add interesting points to this debate. Kathleen Parker, of Spitzer/Parker fame on CNN, is also scheduled to participate. Patricia Cunningham, the “Queen of Talk” and host of the popular radio show, the Patricia Cunningham Show, will moderate this event, which will take place at the Stan Fulton Building—International Gaming Institute Ballrooom.
More information about these programs can be found here: BMI Programs
Admission is free and open to the public.
Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas supports a series of initiatives that promote humanistic and cross-cultural dialogue, including public readings and panel discussions, degree programs in creative writing, residential and faculty fellowships, and literary publications.
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