Published on: February 16, 2010Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance series will kick off its spring installment with award-winning Dallas novelist, Ben Fountain, on Thursday, February 18, at 7 p.m., in the LSC-Montgomery library (Building F).
Fountain has garnered some of the nation’s most coveted awards including the O. Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. He was formally a writer of short fiction until his first novel, The Texas Itch, was published last year.
Fountain’s Brief Encounters with Che Guevara was awarded the PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction, as well as the prestigious $50,000 Whiting Award. Fountain has also been honored with Barnes & Noble’s “Discover Great New Writers Award.”
The goal of the Writers in Performance series is to bring thought-provoking literature and cultural diversity to the campus of LSC-Montgomery and the surrounding community. 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.
For more information, contact Dave Parsons, professor of English at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 524-6537 or David.M.Parsons@lonestar.edu.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
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