Author of Crazy Heart: A Novel to Present at Lone Star College-Montgomery February 17

Published on: January 19, 2011

The Writers in Performance series welcomes Thomas Cobb, author of three novels including the acclaimed fiction Crazy Heart: A Novel, to read excerpts from his work on Thursday, February 17, at 7 p.m., in the Lone Star College-Montgomery library (Building F).
 
Cobb is the author of Crazy Heart: A Novel (Harper Perennial; 1st Thus. Edition, 2010), Shavetail (Berkley Penguin, 2008), and Acts of Contrition (Texas Review Press, 2003).
 
His work has garnered prestigious awards such as The 2002 George Garrett Fiction Prize; the Texas Institute of Letters Jessie H. Jones Award for Fiction, 2009; and the Western Writers of America Spur Award, 2009.
 
In 2009, Crazy Heart: A Novel, a musical-drama film written and directed by Scott Cooper, was released in theatres based on Cobb’s novel. According to Cobb, the story of Crazy Heart: A Novel was the dissertation he completed to earn his doctorate in creative writing at the University of Houston in 1984. His adviser at the time, Donald Barthelme, was instrumental in getting it first published in 1987.
 
Originally from Tucson, AZ, Cobb now teaches English and creative writing at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI.
 
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.
 
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.