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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 and journalist Frank Flaherty conducted his first interview with famed crossword puzzle editor Eugene Maleska. Frank was only in his early twenties then, yet to begin his career at the New York Times. “I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it was a lot of fun,” he says. “He looked just like you would imagine a crossword puzzle editor to look like: mismatched socks, tie thrown over one shoulder.” While the finished piece was never accepted for publication, Frank maintains it was a worthwhile experience: “I just had fun doing it.”
 
When Frank first began working at the Times, he was assigned to write an investment column for the Business section. “It’s quite difficult to write a compelling column about bond f...
MORE | ARCHIVE Read On Gotham teacher Sara Baron recently saw the release of her humorous essay collection The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race. It’s every bit as funny as Sara’s previous essay collection People Are Unappealing: Even Me.Entertainment Weekly says of the new book, “Whether [Barron is] moving into a friend’s walk-in closet because she’s priced out of Manhattan real estate, discussing her love of bad music, or going on a hot date at Chipotle, we’re lucky to squirm alongside her.” And the Los Angeles Times dares to call Sara “as funny as David Sedaris.”

Here is a sampling from the essay “My Son Has Asthma:”
 
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When I was ten-years-old, my six-year-old brother Sam was diagnosed with asthma. This diagnosis was the stone that built the fountain, and it was from this fountain that a neediness would spring. It wasn&rsq...
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Evan Rail: The Wall Street Journal published Evan Rail's article "An Ode To Outdoor Drinking." 
Evan Rail: Evan Rail wrote "36 Hours In Prague" for the New York Times Travel section. 
Kerry Cohen: Brain, Child published Kerry Cohen's essay "Things." 
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong: Jennifer Armstrong published her review of the TV series The Mindy Project,  "I Don't Know Why But I Still Want To Hit It," in New York Magazine
Hasanthika Sirisena: Hasanthika Sirisena's story "Alexithymia" appears in Jaggery
Matt de la Pena: CNN spoke to Matt de la Pena about diversity in young adult literature for the article "Where's The African-American Harry Potter Or The Mexican Katniss?" 

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