Poetry and Fiction Writing Classes Available

Published on: August 15, 2013

If want to try your hand at writing poetry, fiction, or a memoire—or if you just want to improve your current writing skills, classes are now available from two outstanding, award-winning authors at Lone Star College-Montgomery.

Cliff Hudder will teach Writing Fiction (English 2308), which meets Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m., beginning August 29. Hudder’s class will incorporate visits with authors appearing in the college’s Writers in Performance series.

David Parsons will teach Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Memoir (English 2307), which meets Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2-4 p.m. Parsons’ class is a Second Start course that begins later in the semester on September 23. Both classes finish during the week of December 9.

Hudder is the author of Splinterville: A Novella (Texas Review Press, 2008), which received the 2008 Texas Review Fiction Prize. Hudder is the recipient of the Barthelme and Michener Awards, the Peden Prize, and the Short Story Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. He is the founder and chairman of college’s Writers In Performance series and a faculty sponsor for SWIRL the college’s literary arts magazine.

Parsons is the 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate and has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including election to The Texas Institute of Letters in 2009. His first collection of poems, Editing Sky, (Texas Review Press, 1999) was the winner of the 1999 Texas Review Poetry Prize and a 2000 Violet Crown Book Awards Special Citation. He’s sense released several other books, including the most recent New & Collected Poems (TCU Press, 2012).

Registration takes place at LSC-Montgomery in the Student Services Center (Bldg. C), which is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through August 24.

For more information, visit LoneStar.edu/registration.

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.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, 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.