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Writers in Performance

The goal of the Writers in Performance series is to bring thought-provoking literature and cultural diversity to the campus of Lone Star College-Montgomery and surrounding community, and it is presented by the Lone Star College-Montgomery Academy for Lifelong Learning, The Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, and the Conroe Commission on the Arts and Culture.

Fall 2013 Schedule

A Reading by First Responders: Sarah Cortez, Hipolito Acosta, and Christopher Hernandez

Thursday, September 19, 2013
**Two Separate Times
noon, Recital Hall (Bldg. H, Room 102)
7 p.m., Library (Bldg. F.)

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, these three law enforcement veterans who are also award-winning authors will read excerpts of their work, which is based on their experiences in public service. more»

Rosemary Catacalos
2013 Texas State Poet Laureate

Thursday, October 17, 2013
7 p.m., Library (Bldg. F)

Catacalosí poems are widely distributed in college and high school textbooks and other publications. Her work has twice been collected in the annual Best American Poetry anthology and has earned her several awards, fellowships, and recognitions, including the 2013 Texas State Poet Laureate.

Joseph Campana
Poet, Art Writer, Renaissance Scholar

Thursday, November 21, 2013
7 p.m., Library (Bldg. F)

Campana, who teaches at Rice University, has had poetry published in Slate, Poetry, Gulf Coast, and more, and his art criticisms have appeared in Dance International, The Kenyon Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Houston Chronicle. His most recent collection of poetry, Natural Selections (2012) received the Iowa Poetry Prize.

Emily Dickinsonís Birthday Celebration
Featuring Martha Nell Smith
and the Annual Gathering of Poets

Thursday, December 5, 2013
**Two Separate Times
3 p.m., Library (Bldg. F)
7 p.m., Dosey Doe (463 FM 1488, Conroe)

Smith is coordinator and executive editor of the Dickinson Electronic Archives and is a founding board member of the Emily Dickinson International Society. Her numerous print publications include five singly and coauthored books on Dickinson, three of which garnered awards. 

Later that evening, 20 distinguished poets led by 2011 Texas Poet Laureate, Dave Parsons will read their favorite Dickinson poem and one of their own works.  The published poets will have their books available for purchase and signing.


Cliff Hudder, Instructor of English
Phone: 936.273.7399

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