Penny Dearmin, MFA
Assistant Professor of English
MFA Georgia College
Penny Dearmin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia College as the recipient of the Flannery O’Connor Scholarship. She also served as the Creative Nonfiction Assistant Editor for Arts & Letters and had the honor of teaching creative writing to seventh-grade students in the Early College program. She instills a sense of confidence in every college student, regardless of his or her current ability level, that each will become a better writer and literary citizen.
Assistant Professor Dearmin recently moderated a panel at Andalusia in Andalucía: An International Conference on Flannery O’Connor in Seville, Spain. Her critical paper “A New View” placed second for the Sarah Gordon Award; she is expounding on this analysis of O’Connor in a collection of literary criticism.
As the Director of the IWRC, Ms. Dearmin is delighted to continue serving students on an individual and direct basis. She looks forward to sharing her passion for the written and spoken word at Andrew College. Her own creative nonfiction focuses on the marginalization of women and children in the court system. She'll be speaking on this topic at AWP's 2018 conference and is currently hard at work on her memoir, Little Deaths.