The Glass Mountain magazine writers presented poetry at the Honors Commons at the MD Anderson Library in support of the launch of their newest issue.
Glass Mountain features student writers that has garnered the attention of other hopeful writers. The magazine provides an opportunity for aspiring writers, artists and poetry lovers to enjoy the fine arts with other like-minded individuals.
The event was sponsored by the UH creative writing program and the UH libraries, and it gave the writers the opportunity to read their work to the audience.
All that could be heard was the voice of the poets and the stories they had created. The audience listened intently as the poets went one-by-one relating their stories with prose. The poets had their work published in the Glass Mountain. The poets channeled their emotions with every syllable they spoke.
Event coordinator, Mai Nguyen, along with other contributing writers, said the reason for the event was intended for the public to gain their interest and hopefully allow for Glass Mountain to be known.
The undergraduate publication, Glass Mountain gives a chance for students to submit and publish content.
Nguyen said the event was intended to publicize Glass Mountain and to gain the interest of the public.
The student-led organization of writers hope the event will bring in new writers, poets, and artists to contribute to their magazine.
“It’s a chance for our writers from UH to get their name out there,” said Nguyen.
Maybe reword it to: Attendees enjoyed refreshments courtesy of and had an opportunity to enter two raffles for a chance to win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.
Nguyen, said they would be accepting new staff and contributors next semester and are opening positions now for interested individuals.
Some of the speakers from the event have won awards and have had their work featured in magazines.
The poets’ inflections and veracity could be heard with each spoken word oozing their thoughts with every breath.
Each poet spoke of their works on the stage. The featured readers, used events from their lives and experiences to bring their poetry to listeners in a closed space.
Creative writing junior Mary Higdon said the creative writing opportunity gives a chance for writers to have their first taste of what it is like to become published.
“I think it’s incredible that UH has such diverse options for creative writing majors,” Higdon said. “I just got published in this issue (and) it’s my first publishing experience the fact that they do reading is really special and unique,” Higdon said.
Glass Mountain contributor and creative writing senior, Mayra Romero said the event helped new people join the magazine.
“I’m a poetry editor for the magazine I wanted to see the different speakers and how they contribute creatively to the magazine,” Romero said.