Poet to read from debut collection at Camden Library
CAMDEN — Jessica Phillips is a 23-year-old from rural upstate New York who began writing short stories at about 12 and slowly transitioned into poetry. She will read from her debut collection of poetry, Lighting Fires in Empty Rooms, at the Camden Public Library, Friday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.
Copies will be available for sale and signing.
Phillips considers herself an old soul whose role models are Audrey Hepburn and Eleanor Roosevelt, according to a news release. Her favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany’s and a few of her contemporary favorite writing inspirations are Atticus and Andrea Gibson.
She’s currently reading through the classic pieces of Emerson, Hemingway, Frost, and Cummings.