UNLV Speaks

UNLV Speaks (March 12, 2018): What is Literary Activism?

Jeniffer Solis : March 19, 2018 8:00 pm : UNLV Speaks

UNLV writers José Orduña, author of The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement, and Douglas Unger, author of the political-issue based novels Leaving the Land and Voices from Silence, have a conversation about literary activism in today’s political climate. How can literary writing engage struggles for justice in an era of militarized borders, racism, and class oppression?


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UNLV Speaks (March 12, 2018): Breakout Fiction Writer Lisa Ko

Jeniffer Solis : March 12, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

For tonight’s program, the Black Mountain Institute presents breakout fiction writer Lisa Ko. She reads excerpts from her book
The Leavers, the story of a mother who vanishes and leaves an 11-year-old boy to build a life in the US with an adopted family. The book has won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction, a prize awarded to a novel that addresses issues of social justice.


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UNLV Speaks (March 06, 2018): Breakout Poet, Chen Chen

Jeniffer Solis : March 5, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

Tonight’s lecture will feature a reading by breakout poet Chen Chen as part of The Black Mountain Institute’s emerging writers series. Chen Chen will be reading original poetry from his book When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. His poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry anthology and The Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology.


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UNLV Speaks (February 26, 2018): Footnotes with Amanda Fortini

Jeniffer Solis : February 26, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

In October, Amanda Fortini documented the Route 91 shooting for the The New Yorker magazine News Desk. Featuring interviews with survivors. Tonight, Fortini will give a brief reading of her articles followed by a conversation about how she conducted the interviews, as well as her writing method and influences.


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UNLV Speaks (February 19, 2018): Jane Austen, Then and Now

Jeniffer Solis : February 19, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

Professor of English at Arizona State University, Devoney Looser, gives a lecture on how Jane Austen, a moderetly successful English novelist in her own lifetime, became an international literary icon including some unsung innovators who turned Austen into a household name.


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