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Memoir Writing Faculty
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   Humor Writing   Write-In  
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 dean of faculty at Gotham Writers Workshop. She holds a BJ from the University of Missouri and an MS from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Creative Nonfiction 101   Creative Writing 101   Essay & Opinion Writing   Personal Essay Writing  
Marie Carter is the author of the memoir The Trapeze Diaries (Hanging Loose Press). Her work has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Bloom, Spectacle, Turntable + Bluelight, and in the anthology Best Creative Nonfiction (W.W. Norton). She serves as associate editor of Hanging Loose Press, where she has edited the anthologies Word Jig and Voices of the City. She holds an MA in English Literature from Edinburgh University. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
Roohi Choudhry has published fiction and nonfiction in Callaloo, Bitch, Hyphen, Desilicious, Fiction Writers Review, and the anthology 21 Under 40.  She has taught at the University of Michigan and led workshops for the New York Writers’ Coalition. She holds a BSc from Lahore University of Management Sciences, an MS in Marketing Research from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan.   Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Write-In  
Elizabeth Cohen is the author of the memoir The Family On Beartown Road (Random House), the short story collection The Hypothetical Girl (Split Oak Press), the poetry collecitons The Economist's Daughter (Ecstatic Utterance) and What the Trees Said (Split Oak Press), and co-author of the nonfiction book The Scalpel and the Silver Bear (Bantam).  Her essays, articles, and poetry have appeared in Newsweek, People, the New York Times Magazine, Yale Review, among others. She has taught at Binghamton University, University of New Mexico, the New School for Social Research, and Western Connecticut State University. She holds a BA from University of New Mexico, an MA in Documentary Filmmaking from Temple University, and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Fiction Writing  
Kerry Cohen is the author of the memoirs Seeing Ezra (Seal Press) and Loose Girl (Hyperion) and the young adult novels Easy (Simon & Schuster), The Good Girl and It's Not You, It's Me (Delacorte). She has taught at Clark College, Mt. Hood Community College, and City University in Vancouver, Washington. She holds a BA from Clark University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon.
Meredith Franco Meyers has held editorial positions at Ladies’ Home Journal, Fitness, Lifetime and iVillage. She is a contributing editor for eurocheapo.com. Her articles have been published in Huffington Post, Self, Modern Bride, and Time Out New York, among others. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Creative Nonfiction 101  
Shahnaz Habib has published fiction and nonfiction in the anthologies Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House) and 21 Under 40 (Zubaan). She is a regular contributor to the New Yorker online, the Guardian blogs, and Of Note magazine. She holds a BA from Mahatma Gandhi University, and MA in English Literature from the University of Delhi, and an MA in Media Studies from the New School. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Essay & Opinion Writing   Write It Right!  
Lindsay Harrison  is the author of the memoir Missing (Simon & Schuster), which was named a Top Ten Memoir choice by Publishers' Weekly. She has written for Fast Company, and is a writer for Oyster Books. She holds a B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, and an MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia University.  Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
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:  Article Writing   Creative Writing 101   Travel Writing   Unbound: Creative Writing   Write It Right!  
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   Humor Writing  
Fran McNulty is the co-author of the nonfiction book Powerplay (Simon & Schuster). She has written features and food reviews for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, New York, The Nation, Barrons, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Boston Globe, and New York Woman. She has taught at City University of New York and William Paterson College. She holds a BA from Harvard. Also Teaches:  Creative Nonfiction 101   Creative Writing 101   Essay & Opinion Writing   Food Writing  
Kyle Minor is the author of the short story collections Praying Drunk (Sarabande) and In the Devil's Territory (Dzanc Books). He has published fiction and nonfiction in the New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. He has taught at Ohio State, Antioch, and Capital Universities, and the University of Toledo. He holds a BA from Anderson University, an MA in Creative Writing from Antioch, and MFAs in Creative Writing from Ohio State and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. 
Also Teaches:  Fiction Writing  
Nan Mooney is the author of the memoir My Racing Heart: The Passionate World of Thoroughbreds and the Track (HarperCollins), and the nonfiction books (Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents (Beacon Press) and I Can't Believe She Did That: Why Women Betray Other Women at Work (St. Martin's Press). Her work has also appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, Slate, the Seattle Weekly, and Hamptons Jitney Magazine. She holds a BA from Scripps College.
Stacy Pershall is the author of the memoir Loud in the House of Myself (W.W. Norton), selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Program, and her work is included in the anthology Lost and Found (W.W. Norton).  She has taught at Writopia, Pratt Manhattan, and City College of New York. She holds a BA from the University of Arkansas and an MFA in Performance Art from the University of Cincinnati.  Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Unbound: Creative Writing   Write It Right!   Write-In  
Melissa Petro has published nonfiction in New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, Salon, Daily Beast, Narratively, Jezebel, xoJane, Frisky, The Fix, and Rumpus. She is the editor of two anthologies: Pros(e): Writings by Individuals with Experiences in the Sex Industries and Corner Stories: Writings by the Washington Heights CORNER Project Community. She holds a BA from Antioch, an MS in Education from Fordham, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the New School.  Also Teaches:  Essay & Opinion Writing   Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction   Personal Essay Writing   Prompt-a-thon   Unbound: Creative Writing   Write-In  
Julie Powell is the author of the memoirs Julie And Julia (Little, Brown and Company) and Cleaving (Back Bay Books). Her work has appeared in the New York Times MagazineBon Appetit and Slate, among others,  and anthologized in Altared and Behind The Bedroom Door. Two of her essays have been included in the Best Food Writing series. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College.
Emily Rapp is the author of the memoirs The Still Point of the Turning World (Penguin) and Poster Child (Bloomsbury). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, SalonCimarron Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Silent Voices, Terminus, The Sun, and StoryQuarterly. She has received awards and recognition from the Atlantic Monthly and StoryQuarterly, and she is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. She has taught at Antioch University Los Angeles, Bucknell University, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and the Provincetown Adult Education Program. She is a Fulbright scholar and holds a BA from Saint Olaf College, an MTS from Harvard University, and an MFA in Fiction and Poetry from the University of Texas. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
Domenica Ruta is the author of the memoir With Or Without You (Spiegel & Grau/Random House), which was a Barnes & Novel Discover selection. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Indiana ReviewThe New York Times Sunday Book Review, PEN America, and Epoch, among others. She holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.  Also Teaches:  Write-In  
Martha Schulman has published fiction and nonfiction in the The Seattle Review, The Beacon Street Review, Gulf Stream, Jewish Currents, The Kings English and the 2003 Bridport Prize Anthology. She also reviews nonfiction for Publishers Weekly. She has taught at Columbia University and is a writing tutor and humanities instructor at The Cooper Union. She holds an AB from the University of Chicago, an MAT from Brown University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  Fiction Writing   Write It Right!  
David Seigerman is the co-author of Under Pressure, as well as the best-selling Take Your Eye Off the Ball (both Triumph books). He is the NFL Draft Senior Analyst for Football.com. He has served as managing editor of College Sports Television and as a producer/writer for CNN-Sports Illustrated. He was the senior writer at College Sports Magazine, an award-winning sports reporter and columnist for the Jackson Sun, and a sports reporter for Newsday. His freelance work has appeared on ESPN, CNNSI.com and various newspapers, magazines and websites. He co-produced and co-wrote the feature-length documentary The Warrior Ethos: The Experience and Tradition of Boxing at West Point. David holds a BA from Ithaca College.
Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Creative Nonfiction 101   Creative Writing 101   Documentary Films   Essay & Opinion Writing  
Jessie Sholl is the author of the memoir Dirty Secret  (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster). She has published fiction and nonfiction in Fiction, Lit, CutBank, Other Voices, the New York Times, Experience Life, and Ladies Home Journal. She is the co-editor of Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic  (Travelers’ Tales Press). She has taught at the New School University. She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School University.  Also Teaches:  Dialogue Writing   Fiction Writing  
Cullen Thomas is the author of the memoir Brother One Cell (Viking). His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Salon, World Hum, Current Biography, and Penthouse. He holds a BA from Binghamton University. Also Teaches:  Creative Nonfiction 101   Personal Essay Writing   Travel Writing   Unbound: Creative Writing  
Clifford Thompson is the author of Love for Sale and Other Essays, (Autumn House Press, 2013) and the forthcoming memoir Twin of Blackness (Autumn House Press). He served for more than ten years as editor in chief of Current Biography magazine and Wilson Biographies. His articles and essays have appeared in The Iowa Review, The Threepenny Review, Commonweal, Film Quarterly, and have been anthologized in Best American Movie Writing, among others. He is a winner of the Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction. He has taught at Columbia University, and holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Oberlin College.
Pat Willard is the author of the nonfiction books: America Eats! (Bloomsbury), Pie Every Day (Algonquin), A Soothing Broth (Broadway Books), and Secrets of Saffron (Beacon Press). She is a contributor to the recently released Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, (Oxford University Press) and her work has been anthologized in Best Food Writing of 2001 (Marlowe & Co.), and Best American Recipes 2002-2003 (Houghton Mifflin). She has published nonfiction in Topic, Garden Design, American Heritage, New York Newsday, Brooklyn Bridge, Los Angeles Times, Ladies Home Journal, Bon Appetit, and Food History News. She holds an MFA in Literary Nonfiction from Goucher College.

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