Celebrate Emily Dickinson’s Birthday With Author Brenda Wineapple

Brenda WineappleLone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance series wraps up its fall 2010 line-up with a special birthday celebration for Emily Dickinson featuring award-winning Dickinson scholar and author Brenda Wineapple, on Thursday, December 16, at 3 p.m., in the LSC-Montgomery library (Building F).
 
The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a discussion of Wineapple’s book entitled White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Knopf, 2008), as well as a reception and book signing.

Wineapple’s book is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award and has been distinguished as a New York Times "Notable Book.” In addition, Wineapple is also the author of Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner; Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life, which received the Ambassador Award for the Best Biography of 2003 and the Julia Ward Howe Prize.

Currently, Wineapple is the director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at The Graduate School, CUNY. She also teaches in the master of fine arts programs at The New School and at Columbia University's School of the Arts.
 
Following the event at LSC-Montgomery, the birthday celebration will continue at The Corner Pub, located at 302 North Main in Conroe, for a gathering of poets celebration at 7 p.m. More than 20 of Texas’ finest published poets will be at the celebration, which will include readings, book sales and signings, a cake cutting and frivolities.

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 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which 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.