Q-munity: An LGBTQ* Reading & Writing Group

Jay McCoy

Jay McCoy is a Lexington-based poet and visual artist. He co-founded the Teen Howl Poetry Series as a venue for young poets to discover their own voice. He earned his MFA in creative writing from the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. Jay’s poetry has appeared in anthologies and journals including Blue Fifth Review, Kentucky Monthly, Kudzu, Naugatuck River Review, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, and Still: The Journal. His first poetry collection is forthcoming from Accents Publishing in 2015.


  • Venue:
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Meets On:
        Mondays, October 1 - November 19
  • Address:
    251 W. Second Street
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    FREE

With Jay McCoy.

Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but writers grow in their craft when they find someone for feedback and support. Contoured to the LGBTQ* community, this group will allow you to explore your authentic voice and expression while discovering the rich history and current landscape of LGBTQ* writing. Welcoming of all genres, writing levels, and identities, it will be a generative workshop with in-class free writing and directed exercises. Each week, we will engage in guided discussions drawn from assigned short readings. You will have the opportunity to share your writing (or not) in a public group reading at the end of the class. Jay McCoy co-owns Brier Books and has served the local writing community for years through mentoring, teaching classes, and co-hosting open mic series. [ALL LEVELS]

Register now for Q-munity: An LGBTQ* Reading & Writing Group.