Visiting Writer Michael Czarnecki to hold reading

Poet and founder of FootHills Publishing will present some of his recent work.




4:50 p.m.


Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

General Info

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series presents a reading by poet Michael Czarnecki, founder and publisher of FootHills Publishing. The reading will take place at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, February 16, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College Campus. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Michael Czarnecki is a poet, oral memoirist and small press publisher from Wheeler Hill, in the northwestern area of the Susquehanna watershed. He wrote his first poem over 40 years ago, founded FootHills Publishing in 1986, and has been making his living solely through literary endeavors for over 17 years. Czarnecki travels often, presenting programs in libraries, colleges, coffee houses, and other venues throughout the country. Many of his poems documenting these journeys have been published as collections.

FootHills Publishing has published hundreds of chapbooks and full-length volumes of poetry, often by young and emerging writers. It has also published a large number of anthologies. Czarnecki’s own books of poetry include “The Acadia Cycle,” “Twenty Days on Route 20,” “Sea Smoke and Sand Dollars” and “Simple Life, Simple Poems.” He has conducted workshops with young poets and instructed many others through poet-in-residence programs.

Michael Czarnecki's visit is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. More information about Michael Czarnecki can be found at