University of Houston’s Write-a-Thon

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Fact, fiction, poetry and prose will flow during the University of Houston's Write-a-Thon. The event is an all-day writing marathon that is open to writers of all levels of experience and ages. Presented by UH's undergraduate literary journal, Glass Mountain, the 2014 Write-A-Thon provides authors and poets a communal experience in which they can meet peers, share ideas and swap tips while engaging in the art of writing. Writers also can participate in contests throughout the day, as well as a poetry slam. 

The Write-A-Thon will be held in UH's Writing Center, Room 238 of the Classroom and Business Building. Registration and a donation (of any amount) is required for the contests. All proceeds will benefit UH's annual Boldface Writing Conference. Writers can register by visiting the Write-A-Thon website or at the event.

Writers can contribute their creative energies for the entire day or as long as they'd like. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and prizes will be awarded for contest winners.

The event is the primary fundraiser for Boldface, which offers emerging writers an opportunity to learn from established professionals and share works with Houston audiences.


  • 8 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. - Haiku competition
  • 10 a.m. - Music/Speed Fundraising
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - Ekphrastic Writing Competition
  • 2 p.m. - Music/Speed Fundraising
  • 3 p.m. - Poetry Slam
  • 4 p.m. - Speed Fundraising/Awards Presentation



University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX 77004


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