|Melissa Petro has published nonfiction in Salon, Rumpus, the Daily Beast, Penthouse, Bitch, The Nervous Breakdown, Whiskey Dregs, The Gloss, The Fix, xojane, and Post Road, and her work appears in the anthologies Sex Work Matters and Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys. She has taught in the New York City public schools. She holds a BA from Antioch, an MS in Education from Fordham, and an MFA in Nonfiction from the New School.
Also Teaches: Essay and Opinion
Personal Essay Writing
|Amy Shearn is the author of the novels The Mermaid of Brooklyn (Touchstone) and How Far is the Ocean From Here (Shaye Areheart/Crown). Her humor writing, fiction, poetry, and reviews have appeared inJane, Modern Painters, Elimae, Hobart Pulp, West Branch, 3rdBed, Salt Hill, Passages North, Lyric Poetry Review, GutCult, Mississippi Review, Surgery of Modern Warfare, Yankee Pot Roast, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, the anthologyHysteria, and the book Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the The Chosen People. She has taught at the University of Minnesota and was a writing mentor for SASE: The Write Place. She holds a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota.
|Alexander Steele is the Dean of Faculty 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: Children's Book Writing