Young poet presents debut ‘Fires’

Oct 12, 2018
Jessica Phillips

Camden — Jessica Phillips, a 23-year-old from rural upstate New York who began writing short stories at about 12 and slowly transitioned into poetry, will read from her debut collection of poetry, “Lighting Fires in Empty Rooms,” Friday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library.

Phillips considers herself an old soul: her role models are Audrey Hepburn and Eleanor Roosevelt; her favorite movie is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”; and a few of her contemporary favorite writing inspirations are Atticus and Andrea Gibson. She is currently reading through the classic pieces of Emerson, Hemingway, Frost and Cummings.

Copies of “Lighting Fires in Empty Rooms” will be available for sale and signing.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or

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