Author Cary Holladay Holds Book Signing and Reading at FSW

Jan 19, 2018

JANUARY 19, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Fiction author Cary Holladay will hold a book signing and reading at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 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. Her books are currently available to purchase at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus bookstore.

Holladay is the author of seven volumes of fiction, including “Horse People: Stories” (Louisiana State UP 2013), “The Deer in the Mirror” (Ohio State UP 2013), “The Quick Change Artist: Stories” (Swallow Press / Ohio UP 2006), “The Palace of Wasted Footsteps” (U of Missouri Press 1998), and “The People Down South” (U of Illinois Press 1989); and the novels “Mercury” (Shaye Areheart Books/Random House 2002) and “A Fight in the Doctor’s Office” (Miami UP 2008). Holladay finds inspiration in the history, culture, and folklore of her native Virginia and the South.

Holladay earned a bachelor’s degree at the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree at Penn State. She teaches creative writing at the University of Memphis. She is a member of the core faculty at Converse College’s low-residency MFA and has served as an Artist-in-Residence at Fairmont State University as well as a Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wichita State University.

“We are excited to welcome Cary to FSW to share her words and creative experience with our students and community,” said Dr. Scott Ortolano, professor, English.

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. The project is additionally sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).

For more information, contact Dr. Ortolano  at (239) 489-9472 or


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