Learn More
Student Quotes
"This was one of the most impressive instructors I've ever had (either as an undergrad at Sarah Lawrence, a grad student at Harvard, a med student at Einstein, or a psych resident at NYU). He's very knowledgeable, approachable, encouraging, enthusiastic, and his lectures in and of themselves could constitute a textbook in the vein of Robert McKee's Story or Lajos Egri's Principles of Dramatic Writing."
- David Salvage
 Student
"The teacher was absolutely fantastic! His feedback was detailed, constructive, and encouraging. His lessons were informative, easy to follow, and so very entertaining. Finally, his sense of humor is priceless. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for him."
- Karen Savin
 Consultant
"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
 Writer
"The teacher is amazing. My work with her has led to several publishing credits and a much greater understanding and mastery of the craft."
- Randall Brown
 English Teacher
More Student Quotes Here

Gifts For Writers
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 Edward Einhorn has two major influences: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco. It’s hard to imagine what one has to do with the other, but Edward grew up listening to his older brother read both (along with Samuel Beckett, for good measure). While reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Edward discovered an afterword written by Edward Wagenknecht. “He stated that he always wanted to be writer after he read Oz,” Edward says. “And I thought I could do that as well.”

And in fact, he did. In 2000, Edward wrote a new Oz book in honor of the one-hundredth anniversary of the original series (there were fourteen altogether) and a year later, he hosted an Ionesco theate...
MORE | ARCHIVE Read On Gotham teacher Michael Harvkey recently saw the release of his novel, In the Course of Human Events. Set in the post-economic collapse of 2008, the novel follows Clyde Twitty, a down-on-his-luck Midwesterner who is taken under the wing of a charismatic anti-government extremist. Electric Literature says, "It feels as contemporary as news read on a Twitter feed, with the kind of ending that makes a reader want to hit ‘refresh’ again and again, hoping that something will change.”

Get a quick fix with this excerpt. 

###

Clyde stared at the fire through the glass of the wood stove. He hadn’t prepared, didn’t know what to tell his uncle. “I might not, uh . . . ” A log shifted in the stove, bumping the door and settling. “I might not be seeing you for a little while.” Clyde wanted to look up, t...
MORE | ARCHIVE
Recent News
Melissa Petro: "Let's Get Real When Discussing Complicated Sexual Experiences," writes Melissa Petro, for the Frisky
Amy Shearn: Parent & Chld magazine published Amy Shearn's article "Parenting Styles: Is Strict or Lenient Better?" 
Adelle Waldman: The New Yorker.com's blog Cultural Comment published Adelle Waldman's essay, "An Answer to the Novel's Detractors."
Ryan Britt: "DC Continues Its Wacky Television Empire With Krypton," but will it pronounce the name correctly? asks Ryan Britt for Sparknotes
Melissa Petro: Al Jazeera America published on its website Melissa Petro's essay "A day to respect and understand sex workers." 
Lev AC Rosen: Knopf will publish Lev AC Rosen's middle-grade novel The Memory Wall in 2016. 

Browse Faculy Bios
 or browse by subject:
 •
Article Writing
 •
Business Writing
 •
Character Development
 •
Children’s Book Writing
 •
Comics and Graphic Novels
 •
Creative Nonfiction 101
 •
Creative Writing 101
 •
Dialogue Writing
 •
Documentary Films
 •
Essay & Opinion Writing
 •
Fiction Writing
 •
Food Writing
 •
Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction
 •
How To Blog
 •
How To Get Published
 •
Humor Writing
 •
In(verse): Poetic Techniques for Non-Poets
 •
Jumpstart Your Writing
 •
Memoir Writing
 •
Mystery Writing
 •
Nonfiction Book Proposal
 •
Novel Writing
 •
Online Video
 •
Personal Essay Writing
 •
Playwriting
 •
Poetry Writing
 •
Prompt-a-thon
 •
Reading Fiction
 •
Romance Writing
 •
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing
 •
Screenwriting
 •
Script Analysis
 •
Social Media
 •
Songwriting
 •
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
 •
The Editor’s Eye
 •
The Writer’s Mind
 •
Travel Writing
 •
TV Writing
 •
Unbound: Creative Writing
 •
Write It Right!
 •
Write-In


Copyright © 1997-2014 Gotham Writers Workshop Inc.
WritingClasses.com™, Gotham Writers Workshop® and Gotham® are
registered trademarks of Gotham Writers Workshop, Inc.