A Night of Poetry at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Literary lovers will enjoy a dual poetry reading at Lone Star College-Montgomery on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m., as part of the Writers in Performance series. This free event takes place in the Library Building (Building F) and is open to the public.

Writers Martha Serpas and Kevin Prufer will take the stage to read excerpts from their work, which have appeared in numerous anthologies and published poetry collections.

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Poet Kevin Prufer will be reading selections of his poetry at LSC-Montgomery on April 18, at 7 p.m., in the Library Building. Prufer will be joined by Poet Martha Serpas to bring the community a night of poetry as part of the college’s Writers in Performance series.

Serpas is the author of two collections of poetry: Côte Blanche (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2002) and The Dirty Side of the Storm (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems.

Prufer is the author of four books of poetry and the editor of four anthologies. He is editor-at-large at Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing, which is an international magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Since 1997, Prufer has served as co-director of the Pleiades Press, a small press focusing on modern and contemporary American poetry.

Writers in Performance is a reading program dedicated to bringing the most distinguished minds and their bright visions to the citizens of Montgomery County through thought-provoking literature and cultural diversity. 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, visit www.LoneStar.edu/WIP; or contact Dave Parsons, adjunct professor of English 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.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 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 the nation. 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.