Gulf Coast Readings Kick Off New Year Jan. 17 at Rudyard's

UH Writers Talia Mailman, Austin Tremblay and Kristin Kostick Ready to Ring in 2014

The University of Houston’s Gulf Coast Journal will ring in the new year with readings from three writers on the rise.

The Gulf Coast Reading Series resumes at 7 p.m., Jan. 17 at Houston’s Rudyard’s British Pub (2010 Waugh Dr.). Readers include students from UH’s esteemed Creative Writing Program: Talia Mailman, Austin Tremblay and Kristin Kostick. This event is free and open to the public.

Mailman is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at UH. A writer and musician, her stories have been published in Bluestern, Untoward and other journals. Her short story, “J.J.” can be read here.

Poet and fiction writer Tremblay’s works have appeared in Gulf Coast, Smartish Pace, cream city review, Bateau and other publications. Tremblay also is an actor, playwright and an editor for Owl Eye Review. Samples from his previous readings can be viewed on his website

Kostick is a poet and nonfiction writer in UH’s Master of Fine Arts program. Her work has been published in Blackbird, Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, Drunken Boat, Open Letters and other journals. A sample from a recent reading can be viewed here.

Gulf Coast was founded by Donald Barthelme and Philip Lopate in 1986. The journal is a partnership between UH’s Creative Writing Program, 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

As part of UH's English department, the Creative Writing Program offers fiction and non-fiction 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 non-fiction writer Nick Flynn, graphic novelist Mat Johnson and poet Tony Hoagland. To learn more about the program, visit