Writers in Performance is a reading program dedicated to bringing the most distinguished minds and their bright visions to the citizens of Montgomery County through thought-provoking literature and cultural diversity. The series’ events are made possible by the partnership between the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, LSC-Montgomery Library, the Conroe Commission on the Arts and Culture, Good Books in the Woods, LSC-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning, and SWIRL, LSC-Montgomery’s magazine of student art and writing.

Spring 2014 Schedule

Walt Whitman’s Birthday Celebration
Featuring A panel consisting of distinguished Whitman scholars—Oklahoma Poet Laureate Nathan Brown; Texas State professor and poet Roger Jones, and Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois Michael Anania—will discuss Whitman’s work, life, and poetry style. The discussion will be moderated by Cliff Hudder, English professor at LSC-Montgomery.

Thursday, May 1, 2013
**Two Separate Times
3 p.m., Library (Bldg. F)
7 p.m., Dosey Doe (463 FM 1488, Conroe)

The evening festivities, led by Texas Poet Laureate and LSC-Montgomery adjunct faculty member Dave Parsons, will include poetry readings from a multitude of distinguished poets each reading their favorite Walt Whitman passage, as well as one of their own poems. This year’s poets include Michael Anania, Alan Ainsworth, Chuck Taylor, Robin Davidson, Roger Jones, John Gorman, Melissa Studdard, Ken Jones, John Mikereit, Jerry Bradley, Randy Watson, Dede Fox, Hallie Moore, and Nathan Brown.

All events are free and open to the public.


Cliff Hudder, Instructor of English
Phone: 936.273.7399
E-mail: clifford.w.hudder@lonestar.edu