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Enjoy an Evening of Poetry with Erika Meitner at FSW

Sep 5, 2017

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Poet Erika Meitner will hold a book signing and reading at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, in Building J, Room 103 (Rush Auditorium), at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public.

Meitner is the author of “Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore” (Anhinga Press, 2003), “Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls” (Anhinga Press, 2011), and “Ideal Cities” (Harper Perennial, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry series winner. Her fourth book of poems, “Copia,” was published by BOA Editions in 2014. Meitner’s poems have been anthologized widely, and have appeared in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Tin House, and elsewhere. Her books are currently available to purchase at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus Bookstore.

Meitner has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Mountain Center, and The MacDowell Colony, and she was a 2014-15 US-UK Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast. Meitner is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the MFA program in Creative Writing.

This project is presented by The Florida Literary Arts Coalition and FSW Writes, a FSW faculty group that plans writing events for FSW students, employees and the public. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Ortolano, professor, English, at (239) 489-9472 or


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Last Updated: September 5, 2017

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