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"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
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"I could not have expected more from an instructor. She was not only skilled and knowledgeable in the subject matter, but she paid a level of attention to the needs of each student that is seldom found in an instructor in any venue."
- Ben Tilley
 Retired
"The instructor's lectures were well crafted, and he expanded on his ideas throughout the week. The notebook assignments were extremely useful in fleshing out the characters in my book, and establishing a trigger for their conduct in my plot. But above all that, his comments on my work were stellar, he helped me to understand what I was writing, and motivated me to keep going."
- John Fetto
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"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
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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

Tom Brennan teaches Gotham’s Comics & Graphic Novels One-day intensive, but much like Clark Kent/Superman, he embodies more than one identity. “What I’m teaching at Gotham is that comic books don’t always have to be about a superhero,” Tom says. “Action and adventure-themed stories defined the genre because they had great designs that allowed for the illusion of movement. But we can also make a compelling image of two people having coffee and reach a broader audience.”

After his first year as an editor at Marvel Comics, the only criticism Tom received was that he needed to improve his presentation skills. His boss suggested taking an acting/improv class and so, Tom enrolled in classes at New York hotspots like Upright Citizens’...
MORE | ARCHIVE Read On Gotham teacher R. Dean Johnson has recently seen the release of his short story collection Delicate Men. Within each story, he explores modern-day pressures and expectations that both men and boys face. Pulitzer Prize Finalist author Lee Martin calls it, “…a hard look at men caught in that land between here and there, men on the move, men on the verge of what comes next.”

Here’s a shared moment amongst men in the story “A Second Delay”:

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It was fall in ways I hadn’t experienced since I was a kid—crisp air and crunchy leaves on the sidewalk. Patrick and I were out from California to visit Jim, still in the first semester of his starving artist experiment. 

Jim took us to the street where all the cool kids hung out, to the Aqua Lounge, a dark chamber lit only by the fish tanks embedded in the velvet walls. It was four in the afternoon and empty except for the band...
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Recent News
Kody Keplinger: The Rotten Tomatoes podcast interviewed Kody Keplinger about her young-adult novel The Duff, recently adapted to a film of the same name. 
Diana Spechler: Diana Spechler's story "Son of the Celebrity" won the 2015 Nonfiction Prize at the San Miguel Writers' Conference. 
Michael Harvkey: Michael Harvkey's novel In the Course of Human Events will be released in paperback by Soft Skull Press in April.
Alison Stein: Worth magazine published Alison Stein's travel article "Pacific Time." 
Melissa Petro: "This Guy Writing About Porn Addiction Doesn't Have A Clue," writes Melissa Petro for After Party Chat
Lev AC Rosen: Lev AC Rosen's noir novel Depth will be released in April by Regan Arts

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