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.