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Howdy-ho, emerging writers of the nation! Glass Mountain, the University of Houston's undergraduate literary journal, is hosting the 7th annual Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers this May 18th-22nd! Unlike any other writing conference in the nation, it is a conference devoted exclusively to developing writers (i.e., anyone who has not studied creative writing at the graduate level is welcome).

Our goal is to give emerging writers an experience that is usually available only to professional writers: several days of intense focus on the craft of writing through workshops, readings, and craft talks.

How the workshops work: when registering, participants may choose one genre that they wish to work on: fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. During the conference, each participant will participate in a workshop of approximately 10 people in that genre, led by a graduate student from the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. Before the conference starts, your workshop leader will contact you to ask for the piece that you want to workshop, and then again to distribute the writing from other participants in that workshop. Workshops will meet for approximately 3 hours a day on Monday-Thursday.

Also, there will be readings and craft talks scattered throughout the day, visiting authors on hand to talk about their work and meet with students who have signed up, and off-campus events (such as open mic readings) in the evenings. On Friday, we’ll host several professional panels, giving you the opportunity to hear from established editors, UH creative writing faculty, librarians, small press staff, and local arts organizations. We hope you’ll make friends with other emerging writers and have fun doing it!

The 2015 Boldface Conference will be held in the Honors College at the University of Houston. Registration for the conference has already begun! Earlybird pricing ($100 for students/$200 for non-students) will be in effect until March 20, 2015. After that, the registration fee will go up to $125/students and $225/non students.

The conference registration fee includes all conference activities including workshops, lectures, readings and craft talks, along with breakfast and lunch daily. Shared housing on the University of Houston campus from Sunday, May 17 through Saturday, May 23rd is $235 (linens are provided). The 2015 Visiting Writers will be available for individual manuscript consultations throughout the week for an additional $50 fee.

For additional information and to register, please visit:

We hope to see your fantastic faces there!
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