Author: Kevin Krall

February 26, 2019 Wayetu Moore | She Would Be King

On this episode of UNLV Speaks: the Black Mountain Institute presents its breakout fiction writer, Wayetu Moore. Moore brings us an excerpt from her new book, “She Would Be King” which re-imagines the creation of Liberia through magical realism.

February 22, 2019: Christopher Patterson | Shades of Brown

On this episode of UNLV SPeaks: The Forum Lecture Series presents Christopher Patterson with “Shades of Brown.” This lecture focuses on the relationship between the different ethnic and cultural backgrounds that make up the shade, ‘brown’ and how that color leads to a life of racial ambiguity and exploitation.

February 20th, 2019: Adrian Nicole Leblanc, The Art of Listening

On this episode of UNLV Speaks: BMI and the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada host an interdisciplinary discussion on the art of listening. This talk features acclaimed journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, along with ethnographer Ranita Ray, and oral historian Claytee White, with remarks by WRIN Director Rebecca Gill. Whether discussing more »

January 31, 2019: Elizabeth McCracken Discusses ‘Bowlaway’

In this episode of UNLV Speaks, Elizabeth McCracken, winner of the Story Prize and National Book Award finalist, discusses her latest book, Bowlaway, with fiction writer and BMI PhD Fellow Wendy Wimmer. Bowlaway tells the story of Bertha Truitt, a woman found unconscious in a New England cemetery with nothing more »