The April 13th Poetry & Prose Reading Series will feature creative writers who have work featured in the forthcoming issue of the UH Undergraduate literary journal, Glass Mountain: Mariah Kizer, Sessa Kratz, Penny Montalvo, Luke Patterson, Roxanne Terrell, David Toombs, and former co-editor Regina Vigil. 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.
Mariah Kizer recently received her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. A native of Houston, she spends most of her time wearing striped sweaters and developing eccentricities of all sorts. She is currently tutoring English and plotting her next move.
Sessa Kratz is currently a senior in the Creative Writing program at the University of Houston. She plans to go on to complete her MFA after graduating. Writing interesting autobiographies is against her religion.
Penny Montalv is a creative writing major and an inspiring writer. Music, literature, and art are her passions, and life is her constant muse. She looks forward to strengthening her craft here at the University of Houston in the creative writing program, and also looks forward to the many creative minds that she comes across. Also, she secretly wishes she owned a time machine so that way she could travel back in time to save John Keats from his demise, or at least jump back to 60's and ask Bob Dylan to marry her....
Luke Patterson is an English major and a member of the Honors College. A current senior, this is his second semester at the University of Houston. He is 23 years old.
Roxanne Terrell is nobody of consequence, except to say that she grew up nursed by saltmarshes, but strayed too long by the bayous; for something rose up out of the strange rich waters and now resides in her, and it is that thing which you should concern yourself with knowing.
David Toombs was born in Texas, the only son of an agave and a coyote. When not writing, he chases bugs around a gas lamp and plays with knives naked. On weekends he masquerades as an ordinary boy.
Regina Vigil was a co-founding editor of Glass Mountain and currently sits on the board. She won the 2009 Howard Moss Poetry Prize and is currently working on a manuscript while working as office manager at Lawndale Art Center. She is also a professional photographer and her work is currently on display as part of the Houston Arts Alliance exhibit: Seeing the Unseen.
Copies of Glass Mountain’s latest issue, featuring work by most of the event’s writers, will available for sale at the reading.