The Writer in the World: Celebrating 10 Years of the Black Mountain Institute

  • Live: Nov 21, 2016 @ 4PM PST
  • UNLV Student Union Ballroom

For 10 years, the Black Mountain Institute has brought writers—and the literary imagination—into the heart of public life. In an open, free public program featuring BMI’s long-time friend Wole Soyinka, a variety of luminaries will offer original talks on how writers impact the world around them. Is there a way in which literature can be political—in the broadest sense—without being partisan or ideological? What is the role of writers in society, and how does society shape the literature writers make? Also featuring Cheryl Strayed, Charles Bock, Tom Bissell, Olivia Clare, and Vu Tran. Hosted by Joshua Wolf Shenk.

More info at the event’s official webpage: Black Mountain Institute Event