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Humor Writing Faculty
Kimberlee Auerbach Berlin is the author of the memoir The Devil, the Lovers & Me (Dutton), which is based on her one-woman show. She has written for The Frisky and Salon. She has also performed her comedic monologues throughout New York City, competed in the Moth GrandSLAM Storytelling Championships, and appeared on such radio shows as Sex, Success and Sensibility with Candace Bushnell and Wake-Up with Cosmo. She has taught at Mediabistro and the Bank Street College of Education. She holds a BA from SUNY Purchase. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Memoir Writing  
Sara Barron is the author of the essay collections The Harm in Asking and People Are Unappealing (both Three Rivers Press) and her fiction appears in the anthology Mortified: The Big Book of Angst (Spotlight Entertainment). Her work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, NPR's Weekend Edition, Showtime's This American Life, and NBC's Today Show. Her solo performance acts have appeared at venues such as the HBO Comedy Festival, the UNO Festival for Solo Performances, and the People's Improv Theatre, and she is a host at The Moth: Urban Storytelling. She holds a BA from New York University.
Ryan Britt is the author of a forthcoming essay collection (Plume, 2015). He has published fiction and nonfiction in The New York Times, Nerve, The Rumpus, Vice Motherboard, The Awl, and The New Inquiry, among others.  His plays and performances have been seen at numerous venues, and he blogs for Tor.com. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Essay & Opinion Writing   Memoir Writing   Write-In  
BC Edwards is the author of the short story collection The Aversive Clause (Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc) and the poetry collections From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes (Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc), and To Mend Small Children (Augury Books), and his work is included in the anthologies Diving Divas and Zombiality. He has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in The New York Times MagazineLa Petite Zine, Freerange Nonfiction, Sink Review, Pax Americana, and Brooklyn Rail. He also serves as an executive producer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York.  He holds a BA from Reed College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.  Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Poetry Writing   Take Away   Write It Right!  
John Kachuba is the editor of How to Write Funny (F & W Publications), Why Is This Job Killing Me? (Dell), Ghosthunters, Ghosthunting Ohio, and Ghosthunting Illinois (Emmis Books). His nonfiction and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications, including: Tin House, Connecticut Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Poets & Writers, and America's Civil War, garnering him the Thurber Treat Prize and the Dogwood Fiction Prize. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University. He holds a BA from Sacred Heart University and Mas in Creative Writing from both Antioch University and Ohio University.
Scott LaCounte is the author of the humor memoir Quiet, Please (Da Capo Books). He has published humor pieces in McSweeney's, The Door, Campus Life, Morning News, Pacific Review, and Orange County Register. He holds a BA from California State University, Fullerton, and an MLIS in Library Science from San Jose State University. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Memoir Writing  
Kurt Opprecht has written articles and essays for such publications as the New York Times, the Economist, TimeOut New York, Glamour, World Art, PDN, Women's Own, the New York Sun, Look Japan, Tokyo Journal, Honeymoon, Endless Vacation, Wired, Swoon, and MinorityInterest. He is the editor of the satirical book Billionaires for Bush: How to Rule the World for Fun and Profit (Thunder's Mouth Press). He holds a BA from Reed College and a BS from Southern Utah University. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Travel Writing  
Amy Shearn is the author of the novels The Mermaid of Brooklyn (Touchstone) and How Far is the Ocean From Here (Crown). Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, The Millions, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, Opium, Five Chapters, and she is regular contributor to Oprah.com and RedbookMag.com. She has taught at the University of Minnesota. She holds a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota.
Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Write-In  
David Yoo is the author of the YA novels Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before (Hyperion) and Girls for Breakfast (Delacorte), the middle grade novel The Detention Club (Balzer + Bray), and the essay collection The Choke Artist (Grand Central). He has published fiction and nonfiction in Massachusetts Review, Rush Hour, Maryland Review, and the anthology Guys Write for Guys Read (Viking). He has taught at Pine Manor College and CU-Boulder. He holds a BA from Skidmore College and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Also Teaches:  Fiction Writing   Novel Writing   Unbound: Creative Writing  

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