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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Book signing event for City of Fort Myers coffee table book to take place during Feb. 2 Art Walk

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2018) – Sponsored by Gina Taylor of True Tours, a book signing event for FORT MYERS, City of Palms – A Contemporary Portrait will take place at the Franklin Shops from 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Walk on Feb. 2, 2018. Mayor Randall P. Henderson, Jr., photographer Ilene Safron and writer Amy Bennett Williams will be on hand for a “meet and greet,” and to sign books as they are purchased. This is the first-ever coffee table book featuring contemporary Fort Myers. The Franklin Shops are located at 2200 First Street, Fort Myers 33901.

One hundred percent of net proceeds will be assigned to Art in Public Places, a division of the City of Fort Myers, and managed by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

FORT MYERS, City of Palms – A Contemporary Portrait highlights the life, times and people of the Fort Myers area, while showcasing the region’s dynamic heritage, cultural

offerings, stunning environment and diverse economy.

The book is comprised of more than 150 pages of vivid photographs by Ilene Safron of Main Sail Video Productions. The photos are accompanied by a narrative authored by award-winning local writer Amy Bennett Williams. The book was created under the direction of Mayor Henderson, and funding for the book came from local sponsors.

Books are on sale for the suggested publisher's retail price of $49.95.

For more information, or to purchase FORT MYERS, City of Palms – A Contemporary Portrait in advance, email Ilene Safron at

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