The Montgomery County Literary Arts Council
Writer In Performance Series became a 501(c) 3 non profit
corporation in 1993. The organization was founded by Poet/Creative
Writing Instructor Dave Parsons, Montgomery College Dean, Dr. Kenne
Turner, and Montgomery County Library Director, Mike Baldwin with
the support of grants from Montgomery College, Conroe Commission
on the Arts & Culture, and Texas Commission on the Arts.
The mission statement is to bring the most distinguished
minds and their bright visions to the citizens of Montgomery County.
MCLAC programs have hosted over a hundred of the most distinguished writers and poets including several Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and national and state Poet Laureates.
All board members and staff volunteer their services. All funds generated go to programs, which, usually number an average of 8 readings and annual celebrations of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman’s birthdays.