State Poet Laureate Offers Poetry Course at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Texas’ own 2011 State Poet Laureate, Dave Parsons, is sharing his poetry knowledge with Lone Star College-Montgomery students this spring through a poetry-based English class, Poetry Workshop (English 2308).

Dave Parsons

Texas State Poet Laureate (2011) Dave Parsons is sharing his poetry knowledge with Lone Star College-Montgomery students this spring through a poetry-based English class, Poetry Workshop (English 2308), which begins Thursday January 17

This credit class is an introduction to the art of writing and editing poetry. Guest poets are scheduled to speak each month, and students will participate in encouraging and informative discussions of contemporary poetry.

“Students will create and present their own work, as well as discuss current publishing standards, trends, and editing techniques,” said Parsons, who has been an adjunct faculty member at LSC-Montgomery since the college opened in 1993. “It’s the first purely poetry class I have taught since my Poet Laureate award, and I’m excited to share with students the art of poetry.”

Poetry Workshop will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6-8:50 p.m., beginning Thursday, January 17. Registration for the spring 2013 semester has already begun; however, students may register for this class up until the day the class begins. Payment is due at the time of registration.

For more information, contact David Parsons at David.M.Parsons@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.