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Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance Series Presents Novelist Jan Reid

Award-winning author, Jan Reid. Courtesy Photo.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 25, at 7 p.m., in the Library Building (Building F). Reid will discuss his new biography of Ann Richards, Let the People In (University of Texas Press, 2012).

Reid is a veteran 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, GQ, Slate, 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.

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, English instructor at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.524.6537 or David.M.Parsons@LoneStar.edu; or contact Cliff Hudder, professor of English at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.273.7399 or Clifford.W.Hudder@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 75,000 students in credit classes, 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 six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.