May 18-22, 2015 | MD Anderson Library, University of Houston |
Founded by the Glass Mountain staff in 2009, Boldface is the country’s only literary conference specifically for emerging writers. An intimate conference experience that includes daily workshops, readings, craft talks, social events and professionalism panels, Boldface is an experience for emerging writers like no other. Boldface is held on the University of Houston campus each May and is attended by as many as 100 writers from around the country. 
Registration for the 2015 Boldface Conference is open through May 1, 2015. Registration is $125 for students and includes all conference activities plus breakfast and lunch daily. Shared on-campus housing and manuscript consultations with the 2015 Visiting Writers are available on a limited basis for additional fees. Visit for more information and to register.

 The 2015 Boldface Visiting Writers

Poetry: Blas Falconer is the author of The Foundling Wheel (Four Way Books, 2013) and A Question of Gravity and Light (University of Arizona Press, 2007). He is the recipient of an NEA, a Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, and a Tennessee Individual Artist Grant. A coeditor of Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010) and The Other Latino (University of Arizona Press, 2011), he teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University.

Gail Storey, author

Non-fiction: Gail D. Storey is the author of I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award, Nautilus Silver Award, the Colorado Book Award, and the Barbara Savage Award. I Promise Not to Suffer was praised by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, as “Witty, wise, and full of heard…as inspiring as it is as poignant as it is smart.” Gail’s first novel, The Lord’s Motel, was praised by the New York Times Book Review as “a tale of unwise judgments and wise humor.” Her second novel, God’s Country Club, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection.

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Fiction: Tiphanie Yanique is the author the novel, Land of Love and Drowning, which is currently a finalist for the First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, and a collection of stories, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, which won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5Under35.  BookPage listed Tiphanie as one of the 14 Women to watch out for in 2014.  Her writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship and an Academy of American Poet’s Prize. She has been listed by the Boston Globe as one of the sixteen cultural figures to watch out for and her writing has been published in Best African American Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, American Short Fiction and other places.  Tiphanie is from the Virgin Islands and is a professor in the MFA program at the New School in New York.