The poetry and prose journal 'Witness'—published thrice annually by UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute—seeks to feature modern writers whose work “contextualizes the American experience by highlighting issues of global concern.”
The $10 million gift recently infused into the Black Mountain Institute will also provide a $10,000 increase in the stipends awarded to writers. How would a long-suffering, brilliantly bohemian writer spend an additional 100 Benjamins?
What women writers need are wives. That was the ultimate conclusion of Black Mountain Institute’s Feb. 22 panel on female novelists. As a female writer with a chronically messy apartment, I could’ve told you that. Nothing could better help me achieve my literary goals than a live-in servant. But it being the 21st century and all, the same probably applies to men.
Last spring, when the Legislature considered massive budget cuts for both higher education and K-12, a public dialogue developed around the question of the value of education as a whole. Could a community that had for so long prospered with marginal education standards ever understand the multifaceted value of an education? Would a community that equates education to job training, and success to cash on hand, ever really appreciate a broader, classical liberal arts foundation?