Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: March 10, 2009

For More Information: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247

Author to Visit Southwest

Novelist Dwight Fryer will visit Southwest on March 23 as part of the college's series of workshops in creative writing. The two-hour workshop, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Farris Building, Rooms B and C, on the Macon Cove Campus, is free and open to the public.

Fryer's most recent novel is entitled The Knees of Gullah Island. His first novel, The Legend of Quito Road, published in 2006, earned him a position among the five finalists for Outstanding Literary Work from a Debut Author at the 38th NAACP Image Awards in February 2007.

Fryer is an ordained Christian minister and an international marketing manager at FedEx. He holds a master's in information systems from Christian Brothers University and a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Memphis. More information on Fryer's work is available at

For further information on the workshop, contact Thad Cockrill, associate professor of English, at (901) 333-4604.


Cutline: Dwight Fryer

Dwight Fryer

Book cover of Fryer's most recent novel entitled The Knees of Gullah Island