Archive for November, 2008

Emily Dickinson Events, December 4th

Posted in Information, Poetry, Writers with tags , on November 29, 2008 by kenneturner
Kick off the holidays with our

Annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration

including these popular events:


3:30 p.m.,  Lone Star College-Montgomery, Building B-102

A discussion of Dickinson as “The First American Metaphysical Poet” will be lead by Dr. Paul Christensen, Texas A&M University professor and poet.  He will be joined by Dr. Timothy Morris, noted Emily Dickinson scholar and professor from The University of Texas at Arlington; and by Susan Bright, distinguished publisher, poet and editor. (See attached flyer.)



7 p.m., The Corner Pub on the Square in downtown Conroe

Meet some 20 of the finest published poets in Texas who will join the panelists to read a Dickinson poem as well as one of their own.  Sign up at the pub to read your own favorite Dickinson poem in our open mic reading.

Holiday shoppers with book-lovers on their list will enjoy the Holiday Book Fair featuring books by the invited poets who will be happy to autograph them.

The event concludes with the cutting of Emily’s birthday cake.  Both events are free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided with a cash bar at the Pub.

Contact Dave Parsons (936) 524-6537 or

Writers in Performance is made possible by Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, Montgomery College, Conroe Commission on Arts and Culture, the Academy for Lifelong Learning and SWIRL, the student magazine of art and literature.


Bruce McGinnis, November 20, 2008

Posted in Information, Writers on November 13, 2008 by mclac


mcginnisCritics have compared McGinnis to William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor at their best.  An avid collector and researcher of cowboy gear from the Civil War to the present, he is presently working on a non-fiction book about the life and work of famous Matador saddle maker H.H. Schweitzer.

The event includes a meet-the-author book signing reception.  It’s free and open to the public.