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Tyler C. Gore is a writer and a graphic designer.

About Me

Biography

 

Tyler C. Gore, a native New Yorker, is a writer and a graphic designer. He has been cited three times as a Notable Essayist by The Best American Essays yearly anthology (for Stuff, A Day at the Beach, and October’s Rain). Other awards for his writing include The Literal Latté Travel Writing Award, The Riggs Gold Medal Essay Award, and the Jane Specter Prize for Fiction. In 2000, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue his writing in Budapest, Hungary.

For several years, his columns “Lost at Sea” and “Metropolis” appeared, respectively, in the Long Island magazines The Fire Island Express and The South Shore Express. He also served as Contributing Editor for the literary journal Literal Latté, and is currently an editor for Me Three, for which he wrote the listings column “Strange Attractor” during 2005 (which may resume in the future…).

He has read his work at numerous venues throughout New York, including Barnes & Noble, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Arlene's Grocery, The Living Room, KGB Bar, and the annual New York Writers Harvest benefit for the homeless, as well as on WNYE-FM for Teachers & Writers Collaborative. While in Hungary, he had the pleasure of reading for The Bardroom, the notoriously raucous English-language reading series in Budapest.

He received his Masters in Fine Arts (Creative Writing) from Brooklyn College, and has since taught writing at Hunter College, Brooklyn College and for Gotham Writer’s Workshops.

In addition to writing, Tyler has had a lifelong passion for both computers and art. After returning from Hungary, Tyler began pursuing both of these interests by working in web and graphic design, acquiring skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS and other design applications and languages.

In addition to websites, he has designed a wide range of print media, including theatrical posters, brochures, book promotions, postcards, book covers, CD covers and logos. His clients have included: Grey Global Group, Pfizer Inc., UpdateThis, Teamsters, Amber Productions, Big Jeff Music, The Rubin Group, Mouths Wide Open, The Nation, Sunflower Entertainment, and AFL/CIO.

(Fun fact: in the late eighties, Tyler was an in-house software tester for the legendary game company Infocom, creators of Zork and other interactive fiction games. It was without question the best day job he ever had.)

Tyler lives in NYC with his wife, several mice, and — sadly — no cats.