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!
Join us Wednesday, April 13th at 5:30 pm for the launch of our premier national issue! The official launch will be held at the Honors College Commons, MD Anderson Library, as part of the Poetry and Prose Reading series. Contributors and founders of the journal will read their work, and afterwards, we’ll all head over to Bohemeo’s for the after-party.
If you weren’t at the East End Arts Festival, we missed you! And you missed a killer reading by our killer Robertson Prize winners and staff, some of the many creative voices in our Houston arts community. Glass Mountain and friends took the stage for an hour inside Bohemeo’s and encored outdoors. We read to the sounds of a live mariachi band and a bounce house full of niños, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Special thanks to Tina Richardson, one of our alumni staff, who was ready to wing it with poetry from her purse, and of course, to Bohemeo’s for giving our emerging writers a chance behind the microphone.
Join us on Sunday, October 17th at Bohemeo’s, where Glass Mountain will be reading for the East End Cultural Arts Festival. The event lasts all day, and Glass Mountain will be holding a reading on stage from 2pm-3pm.
Bohemeo’s is located in the Tlaquepaque Market in the heart of East End, one of the earliest historic Houston settlements and home to the two oldest Hispanic neighborhoods, Magnolia Park and Second Ward. Complete with its own fountain, Bohemeo’s also boasts an ample outdoor stage and can cook up some delicious sandwiches, pizzas, and fish tacos, along with a wide selection of coffee, beer and wine. Come by, hang out, listen to some poetry and live music, and enjoy life.
Last night, the 2010 Boldface conferees brought it with their best stuff! The short stories were alternately hilarious and moving, and the poetry was earth-shatteringly beautiful (and hilarious, especially Brian’s “Bunny Poem”). Special thanks to Gerald Cedillo for setting us up in this awesome space and to Brian Mensik for doing an outstanding job emceeing the event. Thanks guys!
And most of all, thanks to the conferees for making this event as special as it was. We are so lucky to have such talented conferees this year – this is what makes Boldface special.
Some choice shots from last night:
And video of the readers:
All additional video of Open Mic night can be found on our YouTube channel, or under the username, “GlassMountainUH.”