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After a few eventful years, Black Mountain Institute settles under new director

Colette LaBouff
Colette LaBouff

It's been an eventful couple of years at Black Mountain Institute.

Despite national attention and acclaim for UNLV's literary arm, a former executive director resigned in disgrace in 2021. Then, funding for BMI’s major literary magazine was cut, leading to a controversial sale.

To the rescue came Colette LaBouff.

The former executive director of New Mexico’s Taos Center for the Arts, as well as a published poet, LaBouff had a lot of work to do with a smaller staff.

And in June 2022, she got to work.

And she’s here to tell us what she and BMI have experienced and accomplished over the past year.

Guest: Colette LaBouff, executive director, Black Mountain Institute, UNLV

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