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April 2015

Emerging Writers Series: Poet Richard Siken

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNLV Greenspun Hall,
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States

Richard Siken is a poet, painter, filmmaker, and an editor at Spork Press. He is a recipient of two Arizona Commission on the Arts grants, two Lannan Residency Fellowships, and a Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Luise Glück calls his debut collection, Crush, winner of the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, “the best example I can presently give of profound wildness that is also completely intelligible.” Richard Siken’s new collection, War of…

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May 2015

The Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture: Walter Mosley

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UNLV Student Union Ballroom,
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 United States

Black Mountain Institute is proud to welcome Walter Mosley to deliver the inaugural Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture. Presented every other year, this series invites a celebrated writer and intellectual to offer a “contrarian” view on an issue of contemporary importance. This year, Walter Mosley will address the subject of higher education. Best known as the creator of the Easy Rawlins mystery series (Devil in a Blue Dress, Rose Gold), Walter Mosley is a prolific writer of more than forty-three books.…

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