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Writers in Performance Series Welcomes Award-Winning Historical Novelist Ann Weisgarber to LSC-Montgomery

Ann Weisgarber

Ann Weisgarber will read from her newest novel, The Promiseat LSC-Montgomery on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m.

     
Award-winning historical novelist Ann Weisgarber will read
at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance series on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the General Academic Center (building G), Room 102, at Lone Star College-Montgomery.
The event is free and open to the public.

“Ann is one of the brightest new Texas authors emerging, finding success both nationally and internationally,” says David Parsons, 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate. “Her work is highly admired for its literary merit, historical themes and resonates with readers of all fiction and non-fiction.”

Weisgarber will read from her newest novel, The Promise, which tells one family’s story set against the backdrop of the Great Galveston Hurricane, the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. The Promise was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. It was also a first finalist for the Spur Award for Best Western Historical Fiction, and was a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award for Fiction. Her first novel, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree won the Stephen Turner Award for New Fiction, and the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction. 

Weisgarber was born in Kettering, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Wright State University in Dayton and a master’s in sociology from the University of Houston. She has been a social worker in psychiatric and nursing home facilities. Weisgarber has taught sociology at Wharton County Junior College in Texas. She splits her time between Sugar Land and Galveston. 

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 Literature and Arts Journal, the Conroe Commission on Arts & Culture, the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance, and the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council.

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 more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, seven 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.