About the Reading
The April 16th Poetry & Prose reading will feature creative writers who have work featured in the forthcoming issue of the UH Undergraduate literary journal, Glass Mountain: Katie Laitkep, Steven Tea, Cassia Glass, and B. Tacconi. See brief reader biographies below.
For more information about UH’s undergraduate literary journal, check out the Glass Mountain website.
The reading is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you at our final reading of the season.
Katie Laitkep is currently an English major, a hospital teacher, and a Lyme patient, blogging her journey through medical treatment at www.apatientprocess.com. In 2013, her words and website caught the attention of the founder of Clement Arts, and she joined their team of writers to help raise support for local adoptions. Katie is expected to graduate from the University of Houston’s creative writing program in the fall of 2014.
B.Tacconi will be graduating this May with a B.A in Creative Writing. She was the runner up in Glass Mountain's Poetry and Prose Contest judged by Tony Hoagland and the 2013 recipient of the Peter K. Hixson Award. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Glass Mountain, Houston & Nomadic Voices, The Oklahoma Review, and The Concho River Review. When she is not busy avoiding the suburbs you can find her at home playing hide and seek with her turtle.
Steven Tea is a junior Creative Writing student at UH. He won the Robertson Prize for Poetry last year and received honorable mention in Glass Mountain's recent Poetry and Prose contest. He likes his dog Bobo and sometimes dreams about being a full moon.
Cassia Glass lives in Spring, TX, with her husband and two kids. "Green Island" was her workshop piece at the 2013 Boldface conference and was awarded the Robertson Prize.