Poet Takes the Stage at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance Series

Published on: September 10, 2010



Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance series will kick off its fall installment with poet Beth Ann Fennley, on Thursday, September 16, at 7 p.m., in the LSC-Montgomery library (Building F).   

Fennley has published three books of poetry: Open House, which won The 2001 Kenyon Review Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and was a Book Sense Top Ten Poetry Pick; Tender Hooks; and Unmentionables. Her poems have been reprinted in Best American Poetry 1996, 2005, and 2006, Contemporary American Poetry, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, The Pushcart Prize, and Poets of the New Century. In addition, Fennley has also published Great With Child, a book of nonfiction.
 
Her accolades also include receiving the 2003 National Endowment for the Arts Award, the 2006 United States Artist Grant, and a Fulbright grant to Brazil.
 
Fennley is an associate professor at the University of Mississippi. She lives in Oxford, M.S., with her husband and their two small children.
 
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.
 
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.