Novemberís Writers in Performance Series Features Two Award-Winning Authors
Published on: October 28, 2011
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance series continues its fall performances with a reading by two noteworthy authors, Jerry Bradley and James Sanderson, on Thursday, November 17, at 7 p.m., in the Library Building (Building F).
Bradley is the author of five books of poetry and criticism, including The Movement: British Poets of the 1950’s, The Importance of Elsewhere, and Simple Versions of Disaster, which was commended by the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Additionally, he has published more that 150 stories and poems.
A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Bradley was selected as the Joe D. Thomas Scholar-Teacher of the Year in 2000 by the Texas College English Association. In 2005, he received the Frances Hernandez Teacher-Scholar Award by the Conference of College Teachers of English. He was also named Outstanding Alumnus from Midwestern State University’s College of Liberal Arts in 2002.
Currently, Bradley is the poetry editor of Concho River Review and a professor of English at Lamar University.
Sanderson has published two collections of short stories including Faded Love, which was a finalist for the 2010 Texas Institute of Letters’ Jesse Jones award, along with an essay collection, four award-winning novels, and a composition textbook written specifically for Lamar University. He has also published more than 60 short stories, essays, and scholarly articles.
In 2002, Sanderson was named the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer at Lamar University, and in 2006, he received Lamar’s University Scholar Award.
Currently, Sanderson is the writing director for Lamar University.
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 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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.