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- Randall Brown
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"The instructor had an almost uncanny ability to spot the key elements necessary to make a good story great."
- Robert Watson
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"The teaching is some of the very best I have ever experienced. Far superior to much of what was given to me in graduate school or seminary. The teacher is gifted, gracious, patient, perceptive, and makes the craft accessible and doable."
- Thomas Farrington
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"The instructor was amazing. She was always positive, insightful, encouraging, and tremendously knowledgeable. She pushed us to do more than we believed we could and gave us the benefit of both the breadth and the depth of her knowledge, understanding, and experience of the craft."
- Anne Woods
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At Gotham, we believe that teaching is every bit as much of an art as writing, and we know through vast experience that the ability to teach creative writing is a unique and valuable skill. That's why all of our teachers are professional writers and professional teachers. They know what it means to work at the craft of writing - they've been in the trenches - and they are expert at conveying the larger concepts and nuances to students of writing. And, most importantly, they don't just talk about writing, they get you writing.

Faculty Focus By Britt Gambino

Gotham teacher Roohi Choudhry is a prismatic person. She is neither a left nor right-brain person, but equal parts analytical and creative. She was born in Pakistan, raised in multiple countries in Africa, and now resides in Brooklyn (which she calls Brooklynistan).  And she is not confined to any one literary genre, writing both fiction and nonfiction. In fact, she’s not confined to any one thing, period.

Originally, Roohi moved to the US for graduate school where she studied market research. “I knew I wanted to be a writer,” Roohi says, “but I didn’t think I could do it as a career of any kind. I was good at statistics and logistics and I just ended up in that field.” She took an internship in market research as part of her degree, but later realized she want...
MORE | ARCHIVE Read On Gotham Teacher Kody Keplinger has recently seen the release of her middle grade children’s book The Swift Boys and Me. It tells the story of 11-year-old Nola and how her world is turned upside down when her best friend, a boy, drifts away from her. After success in the Young Adult world, Kody seems to be doing equally well in the middle grade range, with Kirkus Reviews calling her new book, an “honest and heartfelt coming-of-age tale.”
 
Here’s a glimpse from the first chapter:
 
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I never told the boys I saw their daddy leave that night.
 
I was outside getting the mail for Mama. I was supposed to check the mailbox when I got off the bus in the afternoon, but it was the last day of sixth grade, and I was so excited to be free for the summer that I’d completely forgot about the mail. It was always just bills, anyway. There was never anything for me except on my birt...
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Recent News
Edan Lepucki: Edan Lepucki and novelist Bill Morris, who both recently published novels, compare notes about abadoned drafts, multiple revisions, and burning through agents in a conversation about publishing at The Millions
John Kachuba: John Kachuba has won the Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest with his story "Patron Saint of the Confederacy." 
David Seigerman: David Seigerman wrote "2015 NFL Draft Prospects You Need To Know: Small Schools" for Football.com.
David Farley: David Farley reviewed the restaurant Travail Kitchen & Amusements for the New York Times.
Michelle Knudsen: Michelle Knudsen's young adult novel Evil Librarian will be published September 9th by Candlewick Press
Edan Lepucki: Edan Lepucki's essay "Taking Marriage One Year At A Time" appeared in the New York Times' Modern Love column. 

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