College's Writers in Performance Series Presents Novelist Jan Reid
Published on: October 05, 2011
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance series continues its fall line-up with a reading by award-winning author Jan Reid on Thursday, October 20, at 7 p.m., in the Library Building (Building F).
Reid is a senior writer-at-large for Texas Monthly
, where he’s written articles for more than three decades. Additionally, he has contributed dozens of articles to Esquire
, Men’s Journal
, Garden & Gun
, the New York Journal
, and many other leading publications.
His highly-praised non-fiction books include The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock
(University of Texas Press, 2004), The Bullet Meant for Me
(University of Texas Press, 2005), and Rio Grande
(University of Texas Press, 2004).
Reid’s first novel, Deerinwater
(Ballantine Books, 1988), earned him a Dobie-Paisano fellowship. His other novel, Comanche Sundown
(Texas Christian University Press, 2010), is an imagined discourse on the lives of the last Comanche war chief Quanah Parker, the freed slave and Texas cowboy Bose Ikard, and the women they love. Comanche Sundown
won the Jesse Jones Award for Fiction by the Texas Institute of Letters.
Reid's work has also been anthologized in Best American Sportswriting
, Texas Monthly on Texas Women
, and The Slate Diaries
Currently, he lives in Austin with his wife, Dorothy Browne.
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.