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Reading by Young Poet Celebrates National Poetry Month at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance Series, in partnership with the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, will celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by one of the most celebrated young poets in the country.
Carrie Fountain will read and discuss her award winning poetry on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m., in the Library Building (Building F). The event is free to the public.
Fountain’s debut collection, Burn Lake, was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Penguin will publish her second collection, Instant Winner, later this year. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, Poetry and Crazyhorse, among others.
A former writer-in-residence at the Frank Waters Foundation, Fountain has received Swink Magazine’s Award for Emerging Writers, an Austin Library  Foundation Award for Literary Excellence, and the Marlboro Poetry Prize.
Fountain currently teaches at St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she lives with her husband, the playwright Kirk Lynn, and their children.
National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. It is celebrated every April in the United States and since 1999, in Canada as well.
The Writers in Performance Series is supported by the Conroe Commission on the Arts & Culture, SWIRL: Montgomery College Student Literary Journal, and Good Books in the Woods.
For more information, contact David Parsons at David.M.Parsons@LoneStar.edu or at (936) 524-6537
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.
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