Poet Philip Memmer to Read at Wells

Widely-published poet will present selections from his recent work.




7:00 p.m.


Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

General Info

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series welcomes poet Philip Memmer for a reading of his work at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

The Aurora Inn has scheduled an additional "Literature on the Lake" reading and discussion with the poet at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 24. The event is free and features coffee and assorted desserts from the inn's bakers.

Philip Memmer has written three chapbooks and four books of poetry, most recently “The Storehouses of the Snow: Psalms, Parables and Dreams,” published last February by Lost Horse Press. He has published material in literary journals including “Poetry Northwest,” “Mid-American Review” and “Epoch”; his work has also been included in several anthologies such as “180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day” and “Don't Leave Hungry: 50 Years of Southern Poetry Review.”

His work has earned the Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry and Lost Horse Press’ Idaho Prize. Memmer is the director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, where he founded the Downtown Writer's Center in 2001. He is associate editor for Tiger Bark Press, and was recently a Fellow at the Hawthornden Castle International Writers Retreat in Scotland.

In addition to his reading, Memmer will visit with and contribute to a pair of courses in poetry and creative nonfiction.

Wells College’s Visiting Writers Series is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Virginia Kent Cummins Writers-in-Residence Fund and the Mildred Walker Fiction-Writer-in-Residence Fund.