A Fun-filled Fundraiser
held every November
at University of Houston’s Honors College
Write-A-Thon is the annual fundraiser benefiting our Boldface conference for emerging writers. Our WAT takes place on a Saturday in November at the University of Houston Honors College. Make a note to join us for a day of contests, workshops, food, community, and fundraising. Make sure your pens, pencils, and laptops are charged and ready for this all-day writing event.
Write-A-Thon is not your typical boring fundraiser. It simply couldn’t be when you combine contests, challenges, prizes, food, and writing. Fellowship, writing, and food – what more could an emerging writer ask for? Who knows? Maybe the next great American novel will find its genesis at Write-A-Thon! Not everyone could say that they’ve played a role in fostering literary greatness, but by being involved in the Write-A-Thon, you may be able to claim just that. At the very least you would be investing in the development of Houston’s literary community on a grassroots level.
After all, Glass Mountain magazine was created in 2006 by undergraduates of the University of Houston to provide a venue for emerging writers to present their work. What sets Glass Mountain apart from other undergraduate journals is the fact that we accept submissions from emerging writers worldwide. This allows for greater diversity and brings depth to the magazine. Glass Mountain is now an award winning undergraduate literary journal and continues to maintain high standards for publishing work.
Another way that Glass Mountain fosters the development of emerging writers is by hosting the Boldface Conference each May at the University of Houston’s MD Anderson Library. The Boldface conference provides space for students from all over the country as well as writers from the community to find and develop their voice through craft talks, workshops, even private consultations with established writers. It allows for the possibility of mentoring relationships to develop and helps new writers build a community that lasts beyond the end of the conference. A conference experience such as this normally costs hundreds of dollars. We are able to bring this opportunity to students and emerging writers for a fraction of that cost thanks to Write-A-Thon.
Here’s what we need: writers and donations. You can sponsor a writer – any UH undergrad signed up for the day’s festivities – or you can donate directly by going to the UH Giving website, which will be up soon. OR you can send a check written out to University of Houston with “Glass Mountain” in the memo line to:
Dr. Audrey Colombe (faculty adviser)
Department of English
Roy Cullen Building Room 205
3687 Cullen Blvd
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3013.
To read more or donate you can go here!
For further information or questions you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you! Please join us this November!