The Black Mountain Institute
The Black Mountain Institute (BMI) is an international literary center housed in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and primarily funded by private donors. BMI supports free, artful expression that enhances understanding of the pressing issues of our time, bringing literary writers to the heart of global conversations. It is situated in Las Vegas, Nevada, a crossroads through which more than 40 million visitors pass each year and where all of the core issues of the modern experience converge, from water distribution to immigration, from the psychology of desire to the relation of city to wilderness. BMI is itself a literary hub, a place in which writers and intellectuals create a community devoted to creative exploration. At BMI, writers and readers distill and disseminate the products of those explorations so they can be experienced around the world.