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Creative Nonfiction 101 Faculty
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:  Article Writing   Creative Writing 101   Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction   Nonfiction Book Proposal   True Story: Creative Nonfiction  
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 Writing 101   Essay and Opinion   Memoir Writing   Personal Essay Writing  
Meredith Franco Meyers has held editorial positions at Ladies’ 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. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Memoir Writing  
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:  Article Writing   Essay and Opinion  
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 Writing 101   Food Writing   Memoir Writing  
Meredith Phillips has published essays and reviews on food and other topics for Texas Monthly, Time Out New York, the Austin Chronicle and the Columbia Journal, and she blogs at Church Avenue Chomp. She is the author of numerous nonfiction children’s books (Scholastic and Compass Point Press). She has served as an editor for Harcourt Trade Publishers and worked in both product development and implementation for Scholastic Education Group. She holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MFA in Nonfiction from the New School. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   How To Blog  
Heather Wood Rudulph is the co-founder and editor of the website Sexy Feminist, and co-author of the nonfiction book Sexy Feminism  (Mariner Books). She has published articles and essays for Seventeen, Elle, Glamour, Details, the Los Angeles Daily News,the Chicago Sun-Times, Salon, and the Huffington Post. She holds a BS from Syracuse University.  Also Teaches:  Essay and Opinion   True Story: Creative Nonfiction  
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 Writing 101   Documentary Films   Essay and Opinion   Memoir Writing  
Ashley Shelby is the author of the nonfiction book Red River Rising: The Antatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City (Minnesota Historical Society Press). Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Nation, Gastronomica, E: The Environmental Magazine, Post Road, Babble, and the Third Coast, as well as the anthology Falling Backwards(Hourglass). She served as an associate editor at Penguin Group (USA). She holds a BA from Indiana University and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University. Also Teaches:  True Story: Creative Nonfiction  
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:  Article Writing   Essay and Opinion  
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:  Article Writing   Business Writing   Character Development   Children's Book Writing   Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Gotham at-a-Glance   Screenwriting   TV Writing   Write-In  
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:  Memoir Writing   Personal Essay Writing   Travel Writing   True Story: Creative Nonfiction   Unbound: Creative Writing  

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