TNY Presents

Run by the online literary journal The New Yinzer, TNY Presents is a reading series for fiction, poetry, music, and occasionally non fiction. Held in ModernFormations Gallery on Penn Avenue on the edge of Garfield and Friendship neighborhoods, TNY features small press writers from Pittsburgh and beyond.

This reading series generally runs one Thursday a month, but sometimes adds weekend readings or breaks for the winter holidays and in mid-summer. It is often structured with two local readers and one out of town reader. Admission is $5, or contribution to the pot luck selection of food and drink.


ModernFormations is an art gallery located on Penn Avenue between the neighborhoods of Garfield and Friendship.

Past Readers

Past readers have included Chris Bowen, CM Burroughs, M. Callen, Jackie Corley, Laura E. Davis, Cathy Day, Jessica Fenlon, Amy Guth, Karl Hendricks, Jason Jordan, Michael Kimball, Karen Lillis, Paco Mahone, Scott McClanahan, Jen Michalski, Michelle Reale, Scott Silsbe, Ed Steck, and Don Wentworth. In March 2009, TNY Presents was a designated event in National Small Press Month, sponsored by the New York Center for Independent Publishing (formerly the Small Press Center).

Pittsburgh poet and Lilliput Review editor Don Wentworth reads at TNY, April 21, 2010.


TNY Presents is currently being programmed by Holly Coleman, Taylor Grieshober, and Celine Roberts.

Contact Holly Coleman at:
holly1999 [at] gmail [dot] com

External Links

TNY Presents events blog:

ModernFormations website:

LibraryThing Local page with Google Map