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At Gotham, we believe that teaching is every bit as much of an art as writing, and we know through vast experience that the ability to teach creative writing is a unique and valuable skill. That's why all of our teachers are professional writers and professional teachers. They know what it means to work at the craft of writing - they've been in the trenches - and they are expert at conveying the larger concepts and nuances to students of writing. And, most importantly, they don't just talk about writing, they get you writing.

Faculty Focus By Britt Gambino

Gotham teacher Lev AC Rosen will not tell you what the “AC” in his name stands for, but he will share his passion for science fiction, steampunk, video games, and film noir, among other things you. Oddly enough, of all Lev’s passions what he talks least about is writing.

“Answering questions in class makes it easier to talk about being a writer, which I’ve never been very good at,” Lev says. “When I’m talking to a bunch of inspiring writers, though, it doesn’t bother me because it doesn’t feel like ego-stroking. It’s more genuine than posturing.”

Lev got interested in the science fiction and steampunk genres by way of video games—Final Fantasy VI specifically. “My first book [MORE | ARCHIVE Read On Gotham teacher Robert Repino has just seen the release of his first novel Morte. A war on the human race has begun, brought forth by a race of intelligent ants known as the Colony. Time Out New York warns, “This debut novel makes us rethink our relationship to all of Earth’s creatures (since they may someday turn on us).”

Get a glimpse of how far the Colony will go in this excerpt.
 
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Chapter Two: “The Story of Hymenoptera Unus”

The Queen saw everything. Her eyes and antennae were greedy for more information, more scents, more colors, more words. Billions of her daughters extended the Colony’s reach into the world of the humans while she watched, gathering all their experiences, pleased that things had come to pass as she had envisioned. Her mind was the Colony’s mind, throbbing with growth, pulling light from the darkness.
 
And it was killi...
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