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Texas Novelist Sarah Bird Featured at LSC-Montgomery

Texas novelist, screenwriter, and journalist Sarah Bird will read excerpts of her work at LSC-Montgomery on Thursday, March 19, as part of the college's Writers in Performance series.
CONROE (March 16, 2015) – Lone Star College-Montgomery and the Montgomery County Literary Art Council’s Writers in Performance series welcomes Texas novelist, screenwriter, and journalist Sarah Bird to read and discuss excerpts from her works on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Health Science Center (building B), room 102, at Lone Star College-Montgomery.

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bird displayed creative storytelling talent at a very young age. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, and her master’s in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, she later married and began writing.

Under a pseudonym, she began her writing career with five romance novels, moving on to write Alamo House, a comic novel based on her graduate student experience. She later penned the humorous Boyfriend School novel, drawn from her life experiences. A few of her other works include The Flamenco Academy, How Perfect Is That, and Above the East China Sea. 

Bird has contributed articles to The New York Times, and O Magazine, and is a columnist for Texas Monthly. In addition to novels, she has written screenplays for Paramount, Warner Brothers, National Geographic, CBS, ABC, and more.

Just a few of Bird’s many awards and nominations include a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers series, New York Public Library’s 25 Books to Remember list; People Magazine Page Turners; Library Journal’s Best Novels, Best Austin Author, Texas Literary Hall of Fame inductee, Austin Library Foundation’s Illumine Award for Excellence in Fiction, and Distinguished Author speaker selection at The University of Texas’ Libraries.

Bird, who grew up moving all over the world with her Air Force family, now resides in Austin, Texas.

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 partnerships between Lone Star College-Montgomery, SWIRL Literary & Arts Journal, Conroe Commission on Arts & Culture, and the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council.

For more information, visit www.literaryartscouncil.org; or contact Dave Parsons 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.

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