Archive for March, 2009

An Evening of Ekphrastic Poetry

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , on March 30, 2009 by mclac

For centuries, pictorial and sculptural art has inspired verbal description, to which the responses have become a part of the work of art’s history. This tradition of ekphrasis has inspired several poets to write on art in the Blanton Museum of Art. The poets are part of the Blanton Poetry Project, a project made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Museum and the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin.

The Writers In Performance Series was honored to have a “touring” group of Project members present “If These Walls Could Speak,” after a stormy spring day in Montgomery County.  The video, limited to ten minutes, cannot begin to do justice to the hour-long ekphrastic poetry presentation. (Photo Set)



The Blanton Project

Posted in Poetry, Writers with tags , on March 20, 2009 by mclac
ekphrastic (‘ek-fras-tik).  Ekphrastic poems are those inspired by a particular work of art.
Montgomery County Writers in Performance

The Blanton Project

a special performance-exhibition of
ekphrastic poems

and the art that inspired them

from the permanent collection of the

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas.

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Lone Star-Montgomery College, Building B auditorium

Six outstanding poets, including current Texas Poet Laureate, Larry Thomas, will read as images of the art that inspired them are displayed. The event will be moderated by the project’s co-curators.   The event is free and open to the public.

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Larry Heinemann Video

Posted in Writers with tags , , , on March 17, 2009 by mclac

Larry Heinemann is a very good writer because he is first a very good story teller. This video contains about twelve minutes of clips from over an hour recorded at Heinemann’s reading at Lone Star College – Montgomery, February 19, 2009.


Congratulations, Dave

Posted in Poetry, Writers with tags , on March 6, 2009 by mclac


The Woodlands section of today’s Houston Chronicle, Faces In The Crowd, had a face all members of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council are proud to recognize — fellow Council member and Montgomery County Poet Laureate, Dave Parsons.  Dave is a finalist for poet laureate of Texas.  Whether he becomes our state’s poet laureate or not, he has already given so much to the art he loves.


Click below for pdf copy of article.