Archive for WIP Series

February Writers In Performance – Ben Fountain

Posted in Books, Information, Writers with tags , , on February 8, 2010 by mclac

Ben Fountain’s fiction has appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review and Zoetrope: All Story. He has been awarded an O. Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, the PEN.Hemingway Award. Brief Encounters With Che Guevara earlier won the 2007 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for distinguished first book of fiction, and Barnes & Noble honored Mr. Fountain with a “Discover Great New Writers Award.” The book also awarded the prestigious $50,000 Whiting Award. He lives with his wife and their two children in Dallas, Texas.

February 18, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. in the Lone Star College – Montgomery library.

Learn more about the Writers In Performance Series spring schedule by clicking here.

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Wendy Barker – “Nothing Between Us”

Posted in Books, Poetry, Writers with tags , , , , on December 12, 2009 by mclac

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Poet Wendy Barker read from her new novel in prose poetry, Nothing Between Us – The Berkeley Years this past Thursday evening. You can read more about her appearance and view a video on my blog site

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Writers In Performance Fall & Spring Schedules

Posted in Information, Poetry, Schedule, Writers with tags , , , on September 9, 2009 by mclac

The Writers In Performance Series will kick off its 17th year with:

Rich Levy

Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m.

Lone Star College-Montgomery, Building B-102 (auditorium)

Rich Levy has been called “the Jacques Cousteau of American Suburban life” for his rich and insightful look at the people and landscapes he mines in his widely published poems.

Born in Brooklyn and raised on the north side of Chicago and in Sioux City, Iowa, he is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop.  For the past 14 years, Levy has served as executive director of the Houston-based literary nonprofit, InPrint.

Please see the attached for more details on this and all our upcoming events.   As always, they are free and open to the public so mark your calendar now!

Writers in Performance is made possible through the support of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council;  LSC-Montgomery College, its Library and Academy of Lifelong Learning;  Conroe Commission on Arts and Culture; and SWIRL, the literary and arts magazine of LSC-Montgomery College.

For more information, contact Cliff Hudder (936) 273-7399 or Dave Parsons, (936) 524 6537.

To learn more about the complete FALL SERIES (click here) and SPRING SERIES (click here)

William Wenthe At Writers In Performance Series

Posted in Poetry, Writers with tags , on April 22, 2009 by mclac


William Wenthe’s books of poems are Not Till We Are Lost (LSU Press, 2004), which won the Best Book of Poetry Prize from the Texas Institute of Letters; and Birds of Hoboken (Orchises Press 1995; reprinted 2003).  He has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts; his poems have been published in numerous journals, including Poetry, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, Orion, Chelsea, Tin House, Shenandoah, Ontario Review.  His poetry has been highly praised and reviewed in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and the receipt of two Pushcart Prizes.  A verse play of his was set to music by composer Steven Paxton and was produced as a musical drama, Bellini’s War, at Texas Tech University, where he teaches creative writing and modern poetry.

Contact: Dave Parsons ,
Cliff Hudder

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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Roger Jones Poster

Posted in Information, Poetry, Writers with tags , on October 11, 2008 by mclac

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