Bailey Pittenger

Bailey Pittenger teaches English in the High School Academic Program. She previously taught at the University of Denver and the University of Notre Dame, Lighthouse Writers Workshop and as a teaching intern at Wake Forest University. She is co-founder of Triad Abolition Project, a grass roots organization in Winston-Salem, and Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of "Pulpmouth" magazine.


Pittenger has taught literature, composition and creative writing at the high school and college level for a number of workshops and community organizations. Recent teaching positions include:

  • Instructor, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 2019–20
  • Instructor, Teaching Assistant and Writing Consultant, University of Denver, 2018–20
  • Instructor, University of Notre Dame, 2016
  • Teaching Intern and Writing Consultant, Wake Forest University, 2013–15

Awards, Recognitions & Honors

  • "Pulpmouth" listed as “Best of 2019,” Entropy Magazine, for Literary Journals and Presses, 2019
  • Pushcart Nomination, Nonfiction, "Gigantic Sequins," 2017
  • Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, University of Notre Dame, 2017
  • Outstanding Writer Tutor (First Place), Wake Forest University, 2015


Ph.D. Literary Arts and Creative WritingUniversity of Denver

M.F.A. Creative WritingUniversity of Notre Dame

M.A. EnglishWake Forest University

B.A. EnglishWake Forest University