University of Houston writers are winding down the spring semester. Before they wrap up their studies, three graduate students from UH’s noted Creative Writing Program will share their work during the Gulf Coast Reading Series.
Graduate students, Zachary Martin, Karyna McGlynn and Elizabeth Winston are the featured readers for the final readings of the 2013-2014 season. Authors will take the stage at 7 p.m., April 18 at Rudyard’s British Pub (2010 Waugh Drive).
Doctoral candidate and fiction writer Martin is the editor of Gulf Coast, A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. He has written work for Fourth Genre, Washington Square, The Southeast Review, OffCite, Sugar & Rice and McSweeny’s Internet Tendency. Martin also contributed to the first edition of UH’s Tier One Graphic Novel.
Doctoral candidate and poet McGlynn is Gulf Coast’s managing editor and has assisted in coordinating the Houston Indie Book Fest. Her first book of poetry, “I Have to Go Back to 1995 and Kill a Girl,” won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize from Sarabande Books. Her poetry has appeared in Fence, Salt Hill, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Court Green and the Poetry Foundation’s Poem-a-Day. She also has written two chapbooks.
Winston is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction. She previously served as Gulf Coast’s assistant editor and graduate advisor for student journal Glass Mountain and undergraduate literary conference Boldface.
The Gulf Coast Reading Series is an extension of UH’s acclaimed Gulf Coast, A Journal of Literature and Fine Art. Founded in 1986 by Donald Barthelme and Philip Lopate, the journal spotlights the literary and visual arts communities. Gulf Coast is a partnership between CWP, the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston and the Menil Collection. It reviews submissions from artists and writers from around the country. To learn more about the Gulf Coast journal and the reading series, visit www.gulfcoastmag.org.
As part of UH's English department, CWP offers fiction and nonfiction writers and poets intensive training in both creative writing and literary studies. It offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. CWP's noted faculty includes award-winning authors and poets such as novelist Antonya Nelson, poet and nonfiction writer Nick Flynn, graphic novelist Mat Johnson and poet Tony Hoagland. To learn more about the program, visit www.class.uh.edu/cwp/.