Lone Star College-Montgomery's Writers in Performance series welcomes the 2013 Texas State Poet Laureate, Rosemary Catacalos, on Thursday, October 17, at 7 p.m. Catacalos will read excerpts of her poetry, and community members are welcome to attend.
Catacalos is widely published in college and high school textbooks, in different series of Best American Poetry, and in She Walks in Beauty, A Woman’s Journey Through Poems (Voice, 2011), an anthology by Caroline Kennedy. Her first full-length collection, Again for the First Time (Wings Press), was reissued this year in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
Throughout her career, Catacalos has served as executive director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives in San Francisco; affiliated scholar in poetry at Stanford’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender; and executive/artistic director of Gemini Ink, a community-focused literary center in San Antonio.
Her career has earned her several awards, fellowships, and recognitions, including the 2013-14 Texas State Poet Laureate, a prestigious appointment based on selections from a governor-appointed committee. Dave Parsons, adjunct professor of English at LSC-Montgomery, served as the 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate.
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 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.