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Summer 2013 Faculty
Everything you always wanted to know about Gotham (but were afraid to ask)...
Come join us on Wednesday, June 26 for a night of fun Q&A and mingling with our staff and teachers. Please note: this event is available to those who have never taken a Gotham class.
Learn more and sign up here.
Check it out, Friday evenings in Manhattan, Saturday afternoons in Brooklyn.
A whole new kind of writing class
Gotham offers two courses for teens 13-17 years of age:
Unbound: Creative Writing and True Story: Creative Nonfiction. These classes are all about helping teens discover and develop their unique voices. No grades, no exams, no wrong answers. Offered in NYC and online (in conjunction with Teen Ink magazine).
Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23.
A good reason to stay in (or visit) NYC this summer.
Summer is the season of movie blockbusters. Action, speed, explosions, sequels. The more the better! For our summer writing contest, we would love you to pitch us your best idea for a summer blockbuster movie. But if you come up with an idea that's really great, why would you give it to us for free?
So, instead, pitch us your worst idea for a summer blockbuster. Put your pitch in the form of a logline--a pithy one or two sentence description.
For more info and to enter, visit the contest page.
I’m a Gotham alumna whose start as a writer of children’s books was in Alex Steele’s Gotham class. Early in 2012, I landed a publishing deal with Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books, and after months of editing and copy editing and hashing my manuscript into an actual book, the unbelievable and incredible day arrived! My debut middle grade novel The Flame in the Mist came out in April—in hardback, and as an audiobook. (Continue reading.)
By Britt Gambino
Gotham teacher Kellye Garrett never believed in psychics—until one told her that she needed to quit her job and start teaching. One week later, she got a call from Gotham saying she was hired to teach TV Writing and got a new full-time position working as a marketing writer for Sharp Electronics.
Kellye always loved mysteries, so it’s no surprise that when she went to work in TV, she landed a gig writing for Cold Case—a crime drama focused on disturbing, grisly murders. But after a while, she found that brainstorming ways to kill kids wasn’t how she wanted to spend most of her time. (Continue reading.)
Gotham teacher Emily Rapp recently released her memoir The Still Point of the Turning World: A Mother’s Story. The book recounts the months Emily and her husband spent with their child, knowing the child’s time on earth was limited. Emily kept notes, commenting that, “writing would not save Ronan. But, I thought, it might save me.” This is memoir at its most potent.
Here is the very opening:
This is a love story, which, like all great love stories, is ultimately a story of loss. On January 10, 2011, my husband Rick and I received the worst possible news: that our son, Ronan, then nine months old, had Tay-Sachs disease, a rare, progressive and always fatal condition with no treatment and no cure. (Continue reading.)
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has certified Gotham as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
We are proud to announce our new premium Fiction classes, conducted in partnership with the acclaimed literary magazine Zoetrope: All Story.
Our classrooms are not the only way to get the Gotham experience. We also have books.
10 & 6-Week Workshops