As you read this post, the printers are putting their final touches on Volume 17 of Glass Mountain. After a semester of hard work, we are finally ready to celebrate with a huge launch party on December 6th at Café Brasil, located on Dunlavy Street. Bring your family and friends, because we’re letting our hair down and it’s going to be a great time!
Our featured readers have all been published in this volume of the magazine: Merideth Melville, for nonfiction; Brooke Lightfoot and Fernando Izaguirre for poetry; and Diantha Sneed for fiction. While there isn’t an open mic this time, we will be talking about our Poetry and Prose Contest that we hope you’re going to enter!
Write-A-Thon is almost here! If you’re a huge fan of Glass Mountain, you might already know what Write-a-thon is, but for any new people out there: Write-A-Thon is the fundraising event we hold every year to help raise money for our annual Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers. This event is a fun way to get writing! We’ll have food, prizes, music and contests all day as we celebrate writing, both poetry and prose. Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 9 AM to 5 PM as we raise money for Boldface 2017!
We at Glass Mountain are so excited to host our second reading and open mic of the semester in just a couple of weeks! We have three great readers lined up for you: Clarity Lim, a current student at UH, Rachel Lee, a UH grad, and Luisa Muradyan Tannahill, the Editor of Gulf Coast. There’s no Halloween theme for this reading, but the spook-tacular quality of writing just might scare the pants off of you…come on out to Bohemeo’s Cafe on Tuesday, October 25th at 7 PM and make sure to take part in the open mic after the reading!
It’s already September, and you know what that means – it’s time for Glass Mountain’s first reading of the fall semester! On Tuesday, September 27th, we’re excited to present three fantastic featured readers: John Gilmore, Randall Tyrone and Georgia Pearle, all current or graduated students of UH’s Creative Writing Program. It’s all happening at Bohemeo’s Cafe, east of I-45 near campus. Make sure to stay for the open mic and even try reading one of your pieces out loud!
See you there!
So much has happened in the few weeks since our last post, dear reader. A few of us on the magazine had the opportunity to join in the writing-nerd gathering of AWP in Los Angeles. There, we got to attend panels on writing craft and publishing as well as various readings by amazing authors. In between panels, we worked our table at the bookfair while browsing the other hundreds of booths. It wasn’t all playtime though. We finished the layout of Volume 16 while away, and it’s now in the hands of the printers, to be completed by next week. We’ll be celebrating its release next Wednesday, April 27th, at 5:30pm in the UH Honors Commons (on the second floor of the MD Anderson Library). We had to push back the launch date from the 13th due to some delays in production, but everything has come together and we hope that you’ll be able to join us that evening. The event is not only our launch party for our newest issue, but will be the last reading in the library’s Poetry and Prose series. We have contributors to the issue coming to read some of their work, along with some writers in the UH community. Refreshments will be served and copies of our eagerly-anticipated new issue will be available for purchase.
In addition to the very exciting event of the release of our new issue, our next big event is our Boldface Conference. In case you aren’t already aware, the Boldface Conference is a writing conference targeted towards emerging writers. Over the course of a week, writers from all over the country come to workshop with talented and knowledgeable workshop leaders, attend lectures and craft talks by our visiting authors, and go on special field trips around the city of Houston. It is a very unique experience that you cannot find elsewhere, especially at the low rate at which we offer it. We’ve extended our early bird registration to April 30th, so you can still get the $195 student/$295 community rates. This fee includes breakfast and lunch every day of the conference. Accommodations and private consultations are also available for separate fees. Click here for more information and to register.
We are very excited to have these events to offer our loyal followers. We hope to see you at the reading next week, the Boldface Conference, or both!