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Matthew Cody is the author of the middle grade novels Powerless and The Dead Gentleman (both Knopf), and he has published pieces in McSweeney’s and Opium Magazine. He has taught at Laguardia Community College. He holds a BFA from Webster University and an MFA in Theater from the University of Alabama. Also Teaches:  Children's Book Writing  
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   Humor Writing   Poetry Writing  
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 and Opinion   Memoir 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   Dialogue Writing   TV Writing   Unbound: Creative Writing   Write-In  
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.
Chip Livingston is the author of the story collection The Naming Ceremony (Lethe Press, 2014) and the poetry collections Crow-Blue, Crow-Black (New York Quarterly Books) and Museum of False Starts (Gival Press). His fiction and non-fiction are also widely published, in journals including Ploughshares, Cincinnati Review, Potomac Review, Court Green, Subtropics, and Crazyhorse. He has taught writing at the University of the Virgin Islands, the University of Colorado and Brooklyn College. He holds a BS and a BA in English from the University of Florida, an MA in Fiction Writing from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Poetry Writing from Brooklyn College.
Stephanie Paterik is a media consultant for companies, authors, and magazines, and a freelance writer and poet whose work has appeared in PARADE, Glamour, Adweek, The Arizona Republic, and The Best American Poetry blog, among many others. She is a former staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and the former managing editor of PHOENIX magazine. She has taught at Arizona State University. She holds a BA in journalism from Arizona State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.  Also Teaches:  Business 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  
Jason Schneiderman is the author of the poetry collection Sublimation Point (Four Way Books). He has published poetry in such literary magazines as Columbia, Tin House, Grand Street, and Story Quarterly, and his work is included in the anthologies The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (Penguin), Bend, Don't Shatter (Soft Skull), and The New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians II (Windstorm). He has taught at Hofstra University. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland and an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU.
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.

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