Creative Writing

Ecotone editor and UNC Wilmington Department of Creative Writing faculty member, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, to read on September 24.

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Anna Lena Phillips Bell, UNCW creative writing instructor and Ecotone editor, will celebrate her forthcoming poetry chapbook, Smaller Songs, with a via Zoom on September 24 at 7 p.m. Please visit for Zoom link.

The reading will be followed by a print shop visit with Smaller Songs publisher, Emily Hancock of St. Brigid Press, as well as old-time music by The Hushpuppies, which consists of Smaller Songs illustrator Molly Stouten and Steve Terril.

Anna Lena Phillips Bell is the author of Ornament, winner of the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize, A Pocket Book of Forms, a guide to poetic forms, and the chapbook Smaller Songs, from St. Brigid Press. Her poems appear in 32 PoemsFive Points, the Southern Review, and Subtropics. The recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature, she has served since 2013 as the editor of Ecotone, the award-winning literary magazine of place, and an editor of Lookout Books. She teaches in the creative writing department at UNC Wilmington.

This reading is free and open to the public.

For further information on UNCW’s programs and events in creative writing, please contact the Department of Creative Writing at 910.962.7063 or