Archive for Writers in Performance

Writers In Performance Photo du Jour

Posted in Information, Photos, Writers with tags on February 9, 2010 by mclac

1990’s Writers In Performance Event at Barnes and Noble In The Woodlands


Walt Whitman’s Birthday Party — This Saturday, May 9th

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


Don’t miss this one.

Our annual season closer is bigger and better than ever!

Dr. Ed Folsom, Director, Walt Whitman Archives, University of Iowa
Dr. Jerome Loving, author of Walt Whitman:The Song of Himself
Dr. Michael Robertson, College of New Jersey, author of Worshipping Walt; The Whitman Disciples
Dr. Jimmie Killingsworth, author of Whitman’s Poetry of the Body; & The Growth of Leaves of Grass
Dr. Paul Christensen, poet, scholar, professor of English at Texas A&M University

Performing some of Whitman’s favorite opera arias, Marion Russell Dickson, St. Thomas University
And concluding with our annual gathering of poets and Whitman fans at the Conroe Symphony Center for readings, libations and birthday cake.

Always free and open to the public.
Please see details attached and forward to Whitman fans.


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.


W. D. Snodgrass

Posted in Poetry with tags , on February 23, 2009 by mclac


Dave Parsons, W. D. Snodgrass and Kenne Turner — 1999

Conversations  Lost

from the past
in the images
of memories
only to return
on the backs
of death
by poets
serving only
to introduce
of what was
like water
from a fountain’s
to be reborn
and again
and again

This week, W. D. Snodgrass passed away,
resurrecting images when our paths crossed,
which technology allows only a few to be shared.
However, his personal words are there for all to share.

“We read of cold war soldiers that
Never gained ground, gave none, but sat
Tight in their chill trenches.
Pain seeps up from some cavity
Through the ranked teeth in sympathy;
The whole jaw grinds and clenches

Till something somewhere has to give.
It’s better the poor soldiers live
In someone else’s hands
Than drop where helpless powers fall
On crops and barns, on towns where all
Will burn. And no man stands.”

— from “Heart’s Needle,” by W.D.Snodgrass


(Photo Set)

Larry Heinemann

Posted in Poetry, Schedule, Writers with tags , , on February 12, 2009 by mclac