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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   Memoir Writing  
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   Memoir Writing  
Britt Gambino has published poetry in anderbo, decomP, SpringGun PressArmchair/Shotgun, and the blog at Visual AIDS, among others. She is also a contributing writer at The Sexy Feminist blog and previously served as the Associate Poetry Editor at The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review. She has taught at Education Unlimited, Brooklyn Brainery, and 826NYC. She holds a BA from Drew University and an MFA in Poetry from The New School. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   In(verse): Poetic Techniques for Non-Poets   Poetry Writing  
Pete Jensen 
has developed original TV series for diverse production companies and he wrote the feature screenplay Derwin's Shadow, which won a development grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He wrote and directed the award-winning short film "Charlie Primitive," which screened at over twenty festivals across the U.S. and Europe. His prose has been published in such literary magazines as Swink. He holds an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University.
Also Teaches:  Character Development   Creative Writing 101   Dialogue Writing   Screenwriting   TV Writing   Unbound: Creative Writing   Write It Right!  
Thaïs Miller is the author of the novel Our Machinery and the short story collection The Subconscious Mutiny and Other Stories (both Brown Paper Publishing). Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Nautilus, Bleak House Review, AmLit, and the anthology  Lethal Rejection(Carolina Academic Press). She holds a BA from American University and an MA in Creative Writing for Social Activism from NYU.  Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Novel Writing  
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   Memoir Writing   Take Away   Unbound: Creative Writing   Write It Right!  
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   Memoir Writing   Personal Essay Writing   Prompt-a-thon   Unbound: Creative Writing  
Robert Repino is the author of the novel Mort(e) (Soho Press), and he has published fiction in Literary Review, Coachella Review, Wild Violet, Juked Nickel Steak, Knee Jerk, Night Train, Hobart, Ghoti, Furnace Review, and Word Riot. He has served as an editor with the Oxford University Press. He holds a BA from St. Joseph’s University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College.  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:  Memoir Writing  
Alexis Schaitkin has published fiction and nonfiction in Southern Review, Southwest Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gastronomica, the New York Times, and Ecotone. She has served as an editor with Meridian. She has taught at the University of Virginia and WriterHouse. She holds an AB from Princeton University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia.  Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction 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   Humor Writing  
Hasanthika Sirisena has published fiction in Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Narrative and other magazines. Her work has been anthologized in Best New American Voices, and named a notable story by Best American Short Stories in 2011 and 2012. She is an associate fiction editor at West Branch literary magazine. She has taught at the City College New York. She holds a BA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and an MFA in Creative Writing from City College New York.
Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing  
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 Nonfiction 101   Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Gotham at-a-Glance   Screenwriting   TV Writing  

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