Up-And-Coming Author to Speak at College

Published on: March 07, 2011


The Writers in Performance series welcomes Bruce Machart, novel and short-story author, to read excerpts from his work on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m., in the Lone Star College-Montgomery library (Building F).

Machart’s first book, The Wake of Forgiveness (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), which received numerous accolades, has been compared to works of notable authors Kent Haruf and Cormac McCarthy for its portrayal of hope amidst heartbreak.

His next publication is a forthcoming collection of short stories entitled Men in the Making is due out later this year.

Machart’s fiction has been published in some of the country’s finest literary magazines, including Zoetype: All Story, Story, One Story, Five Points, Glimmer Train, and more. His short stories have been anthologized in Best Stories of the American West and Descant: Fifty Years.

Machart is a native Texan who grew up in the Houston area. He holds a master’s of fine arts degree from Ohio State University. He is currently at work on his second novel.

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.