Kristy McCoy, M.F.A.

Kristy McCoy, M.F.A.
Assistant Teaching Professor, English
143 Kochel
Mailing Address:
PENN STATE BEHREND
170 KOCHEL CENTER
ERIE, PA 16563

Ms. McCoy spent her formative years growing up in Seoul, South Korea as a military dependent of her father. At 16 years of age, she relocated to Erie, Pennsylvania and completed her education within the Millcreek School district. Afterwards, she earned her BFA in Creative Writing at Penn State Behrend, and then continued her education within the same field at the University of North Carolina--Wilmington.

My interests are loyal to writing creatively. Nonfiction was my way in--by learning how to channel my emotions of my tumultuous childhood, but I have since taken to poetry, which I believe has always been my landing spot. It just took writing about my Korean mother and barreling through those emotions to come out the other side writing poetry.

MFA, Creative Writing Nonfiction, University of North Carolina Wilmington

BFA, Creative Writing Nonfiction, Pennsylvania State University