Visiting Writers Series: Stone Canoe Issue 8

Editors and contributors will read selected works from the eighth issue of Stone Canoe, the journal of arts, literature and social commentary.




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 Thursday, March 27th, 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 #8 of Stone Canoe will speak about the magazine and read from their work. Those participating include General Editor Robert Colley, nonfiction writers Janice Levy and Christopher Gonzales, poets Bruce Bennett, James Crenner, and Sarah Jefferis, and fiction writers Jennifer Savran Kelly, Kailey McDonald, and Joey Marzocchi.

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 a number of years Wells has hosted similar events to mark the publication of new Stone Canoe issues.

This year’s issue, which was published in January, includes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, artwork, tributes to Syracuse graduate Lou Reed, and an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn (also a Syracuse graduate), conducted by poet Bruce Smith, who teaches in the Syracuse Writing Program.

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

Refreshments will be served.