Author Fred Carlisle to visit Ludington library

October 18, 2022

Fred Carlisle

Author Fred Carlisle to visit Ludington library

LUDINGTON — The Ludington branch of the Mason County District Library will host author Fred Carlisle, author of “The Lake Effect: A Lake Michigan Mosaic” on Monday, Oct. 24 beginning at 4:30 p.m. 

Carlisle lived in Michigan for 20 years, raising a young family and teaching at Michigan State University. He enjoyed a long academic career as a professor of English and then as a university provost at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

His fascination with Lake Michigan began when he was just 2-years-old. An old photograph shows 2-year-old “Freddie” on a Lake Michigan beach, ankle deep in the water. 

Carlisle grew up in Ohio, and has also lived in Florida and rural Virginia. He now lives with his wife, Beth, on her family farm in the Virginia mountains.

Carlisle has written literary criticism—studies of Walt Whitman and Loren Eiseley—and three memoirs. His most recent book is “Hollow and Home: A Story of Self and Place.”

The event will begin with a meet and greet, a brief presentation about the book and then questions and answers. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase the book. 

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