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Lone Star College-Montgomery welcomes award-winning author to examine Mexican crime

Antonio Ruiz Camacho 

Award-winning writer Antonio Ruiz-Camacho will read and discuss his debut story collection “Barefoot Dogs” at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance Series Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the General Academic Center (building G), Room 102. The event is free and open to the public.

Award-winning writer Antonio Ruiz-Camacho will read
and discuss his debut story collection “Barefoot Dogs” at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance Series Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the General Academic Center (building G), Room 102. The event is free and open to the public.

"Antonio Ruiz-Camacho’s “Barefoot Dogs” opens windows to the terrifying kidnappings that have become an epidemic in Mexico,” said Dave Parsons, LSC-Montgomery English professor and 2011 Texas State Poet Laureate. “Ruiz-Camacho produced intimate portraits of many lives impacted by heinous crimes. His characters are so well formed that they feel real. The collection reads like connected short stories and is hard to put down after you begin."

 

Barefoot Dogs” won the prestigious Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Book of Fiction, and was named a Best Book of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco Chronicle, Texas Observer and PRI’s The World.

 

"It's an honor to be invited to be part of LSC-Montgomery’s Writers in Performance series,” said Ruiz-Camacho.  “I'm looking forward to sharing my work and the experience of writing with students and the community."

 

Ruiz-Camacho was born and raised in Toluca, Mexico, and now lives in Austin, Texas, with his family. He is currently working on a new novel.

 

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 LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

 

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.