Reading of Stone Canoe Arts and Literary Journal

Editors and writers for this year’s journal will present excerpts and discuss the journal.




7:00 pm


Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

General Info

Wells College welcomes the return of editors and writers from this year’s edition of Stone Canoe, Syracuse University's annual journal of arts, literature and social commentary, for a reading of selections from the journal. The reading will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Editors and writers associated with current issue #6 of Stone Canoe will speak about the magazine and read from their work. Those participating include General Editor Robert Colley, Fiction Editor Paul Cody, and Moving Images Editor Nancy Keefe Rhodes, as well as fiction writer Jennifer Adams, nonfiction writers Tina Post and Dan Roche, and poets Bruce Bennett, Mary Gilliland, Jay Leeming, Bridget Meeds, and Philip Memmer.

Stone Canoe showcases the work of emerging as well as established artists in a variety of fields who have connections to Upstate New York, with the aim of promoting "a greater awareness of the cultural and intellectual richness that characterizes life in the region." As one critic has commented, "Stone Canoe is beautifully done, and demonstrates that great things are happening Upstate." Another wrote:" Stone Canoe is an immensely impressive journal, adventurous, ambitious and handsomely produced." For the past two years Wells has hosted similar events to mark the publication of new Stone Canoe issues.

This year’s issue, which was published in February, includes writing, artwork, music, technology, drama and an online section that explores film and video. Further information about the current issue can be found at

Stone Canoe issues are on display in Long Library, and can be purchased from Professor Bennett before or at the reading.

The 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.