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Tue, Apr 09


Laurel Ridge Community College

Tyler Allen Penny on Poetry Revision & Process

Participate alongside a creative writing class at Laurel Ridge!

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Tyler Allen Penny on Poetry Revision & Process
Tyler Allen Penny on Poetry Revision & Process

Time & Location

Apr 09, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM EDT

Laurel Ridge Community College, 173 Skirmisher Ln, Middletown, VA 22645, USA

About the Event

Join Laurel Ridge's creative writing class to learn more about poetry process and revision from Peter Bullough Foundation artist-in-residence Tyler Allen Penny! This free class is located at Laurel Ridge Community College and brought to you by an ongoing partnership between Laurel Ridge and the Peter Bullough Foundation. The class will be held in classroom 113 in Cornerstone. 

Events with the Peter Bullough this season are sponsored by First Bank and the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts. Please RSVP to attend this free class. 

About the Artist

Tyler Allen Penny (aka TAP) is a queer southern poet, performer, educator, and collagist. Their work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Beyond Queer Words Anthology, Northwest Review, Denver Quarterly, Narrative Magazine, West Trade Review, swamp pink, Best New Poets 2018, Columbia Journal, The Southampton Review, and elsewhere. A finalist for Narrative Magazine’s 14th Annual Poetry Contest and the 2021 Princemere Poetry Prize, they are the recipient of the Joseph Kelly Prize in Creative Writing, a Distinguished Travel Award to attend the Tin House Winter Poetry Workshop with Ada Limón. Their work has been supported by residencies/fellowships from Monson Arts, Taleamor Park, and the Vermont Studio Center.

TAP is an associate poetry editor for West Trade Review, editor for Iron Oak Editions, co-host of the KGB Monday Night Poetry Series, and host of QUEER SOUTH Reading Series in NYC. They hold a BA from the University of Mississippi and an MFA from Stony Brook University, where they taught undergraduate poetry workshops and created the IMAGINE/CREATE Reading series. Since 2014, they’ve taught creative writing workshops at libraries and community centers across Long Island and for the Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner Teen Writing Program. They currently teach at Stevens Institute of Technology and Suffolk County Community College, and live in Brooklyn, NY with their cat, LB2. They are currently at work on a book of poems and collages that explores the spiritual, joyous, and violent acts a queer body endures during the discovery and self-creation of sacred spaces/sanctuaries to inhabit, as well as a book of essays.

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