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Erin Dorney

Adjunct Instructor

Center for Creative Exploration



Erin Dorney is a writer and artist based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Her full-length poetry collection, I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf, was released in June 2018 from Baltimore-based Mason Jar Press. Her poetry has been published in Passages North, Bone Bouquet, Juked, The Pinch, Birdfeast, and various other journals.

Her artwork and installations have been featured as part of Made Here, an urban walking gallery in the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District; at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA; and various juried shows. She has led workshops in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Erin is the recipient of a 2019 Hewnoaks Artist Residency; a 2017 Artist Career Development Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation; a 2017 Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center; a 2016 Spruceton Inn Artist Residency; and was the first Modern Worker: Writer in Residence at Modern Art in Lancaster, PA.

Erin is the co-founder of FEAR NO LIT, curator of the “From the Desk of…” series at Real Pants, former poetry editor for Third Point Press, founder emeritus of The Triangle, and a former assistant professor and outreach librarian. Since 2014 she has been a volunteer with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Photo by Michelle Johnsen Photography.


West Chester University of Pennsylvania - MA - Creative Writing

Syracuse University - MLIS - Library & Information Studies

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