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Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the co-founder and editor of the website Sexy Feminist, and co-author of the nonfiction book Sexy Feminism  (Mariner Books) and author of the nonfiction books Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted  (Simon & Schuster) and  Why? Because We Still Like You (Grand Central Publishing). She served as senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, and she has written for Glamour, Salon, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, Fast Company, and New York‘s Vulture, as well as numerous daily newspapers. Her work is included in the anthologies Altared and Coffee At Luke's. She holds a BS from Northwestern University. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Nonfiction 101  
Kelly Caldwell has written for New York Newsday, House Beautiful, Time Out New York, The Writer, The Huffington Post,  and others. One of her essays was named a Notable Essay by the editors of the Best American Essays series and anthologized in If These Walls Could Talk: Thoughts of Home. She is also the associate dean of faculty at Gotham Writers' Workshop.  She holds a BJ from the University of Missouri and an MS from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Essay and Opinion   Memoir Writing  
Steven Cherry is the director of TTI/Vanguard. He is a former senior editor of IEEE Spectrum, and his work has appeared in Computer Shopper, Interactive Week, and the National Public Radio shows Living on Earth and Here & Now. He has taught at the College of New Rochelle, the University of Iowa, and William Patterson University. He holds a BA from Geneseo College and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
Andrew Collins has served as editor and writer on more than 200 guidebooks for Fodor’s Travel Publications, including the Arizona, Caribbean, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, and Pacific Northwest titles. He has also written for Moon Handbooks, and contributed to a number of Zagat guides. He has served as editor-in-chief of the travel/lifestyle magazines OutAlohaand OutCity Northwest. He’s the expert “guide” on gay and lesbian travel for About.com, and has written for Orbitz.com, Travel + Leisure, The Advocate, Sunset, New Mexico Magazine, and various AAA publications. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University. Also Teaches:  Food Writing   Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction   Travel Writing  
Ken Derry is the deputy editor of Yankees Magazine, the magazine of the New York Yankees. He has written articles for the New York Times, ESPN.com, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Runner’s World, Bicycling, AM New York, the Times of Trenton, Blue, the Rough Guides, and Shecky’s Nightlife Guides. He holds a BA from Old Dominion University and an MFA in Fiction from the New School.   Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Essay and Opinion  
David Farley is the author of the travel memoir An Irreverent Curiosity (Penguin) and the co-editor of Travelers’ Tales Prague and the Czech Republic. He is a Contributing Editor at AFAR magazine and writes regularly for the New York Timesthe Washington PostTravel + Leisure, National Geographic TravelerSlate, and WorldHum.com. He holds a BA from University California, Santa Cruz and an MA from San Francisco State University. Also Teaches:  Travel Writing  
Porter Fox has published articles, nonfiction, and fiction in The Believer, New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Salon, Story Quarterly, Northwest Review, and Third Coast. He is the founder of Nowhere magazine, served as features editor for Powder magazine, and as fiction editor for LIT, and is a contributing editor for Hemispheres. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA in Fiction from the New School.
Meredith Franco Meyers has held editorial positions at Ladiesí Home Journal, Fitness, Lifetime and iVillage. Her articles have been published in Self, Modern Bride, InStyle Specials, Bridal Guide, and Time Out New York. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Writing from The New School.
Colleen Kinder s the author of the guidebook Delaying the Real World (Running Press), and she co-edited the essay anthology Confessions of a High School Nerd (Penguin). Her essay "Blot Out" was included in the Best American Travel Writing, and her articles and essays have been published in the New York TimesNational GeographicSalonCreative Nonfiction, the New RepublicTransitions Abroad, Ms., Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Quarterly WestNinth LetterA Public Space, and Prairie Schooner.  She also contributed to the anthologies A Woman's World Again (Traveler's Tales) and 20-Something Essays by 20-Something Writers (Random House). She has taught at the University of Iowa. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa.
Also Teaches:  Travel Writing  
Patty Lamberti has served as an editor with Playboy, Latina, and Lifetime online. She has written nonfiction for Maxim, New York Metro, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, and Satisfaction. She has taught at the University of Illinois. She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MA in Writing from the University of Illinois.
Jonathan Mandell has written articles for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and websites, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Esquire, New York, ArtNews, Good Housekeeping, Reader's Digest, Disney.com, and TheFasterTimes.com. He has served as editor-in-chief of GothamGazette.com, NYC editor of Culturemob, producer for CBSNews.com and CNN.com, and as a staff writer for Newsday and the New York Daily News. He has taught at the Columbia School of Journalism. He holds a BA from Yale and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Essay and Opinion   Nonfiction 101  
Pauline Millard serves as an editor and writer for the Associated Press, where she has covered breaking news and features ranging from music to publishing to style. She holds a BA and BS from Syracuse University and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Nonfiction 101  
Sarah Norris is the arts editor for The Villager and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Village Voice, and TimeOutNY, among others. She holds a BFA from NYU and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence.
Erik Rhey has published nonfiction in Swindle, The Brooklyn Rail, Digital Life, EWeek, The Herald Times, Shepherd Express, and Milwaukee Magazine, and he is a former senior editor for  PC Magazine. His fiction has appeared in Plum Biscuit, The Melic Review, The Copperfield Review, and The Attic. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA in fiction from The New School.
Beth Schwartzapfel has written articles for The New York Times, the American Prospect, the Nation, and Ms. And has served as a fact-checker for Esquire. She has taught at Brooklyn College and La Guardia Community College. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.
David Seigerman is co-author of the nonfiction book Take Your Eye Off the Ball  (Triumph Books). He has served as managing editor of College Sports Television as well as a field producer at CNN-Sports Illustrated, senior writer at College Sports Magazine, and sports reporter/columnist at Newsday and the Jackson Sun. His freelance work has appeared on ESPN and in many newspapers and magazines. He co-produced and co-wrote the documentary film, The Warrior Ethos: The Experience and Tradition of Boxing at West Point. He holds a BA from Ithaca College. Also Teaches:  Documentary Films   Memoir Writing  
Steven James Snyder has written articles for USA Today, Newsday, the Newark Star-Ledger, L Magazine, the Villager, and Art Forum. He has served as associate editor at Time magazine, film critic for the New York Sun, arts reviewer with Downtown Express Collider, film editor for SOMA magazine, and is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle. He holds a BS from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Essay and Opinion   Nonfiction 101  
Alexander Steele is the president at Gotham Writers' Workshop. He is the editor of Writing Fiction, Fiction Gallery, and Writing Movies (all Bloomsbury USA). He is the author of numerous children's books, including titles in the Wishbone series (Lyrick Publishing) and the Hardy Boys series (Pocket Books). His plays include One Glorious Afternoon, Lightning and Frenzy, and King of Ragtime, and he scripted the documentary World War II: It Happened in Color. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt University. Also Teaches:  Character Development   Gotham at-a-Glance   Screenwriting   TV Writing  

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