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"The teacher was absolutely fantastic! His feedback was detailed, constructive, and encouraging. His lessons were informative, easy to follow, and so very entertaining. Finally, his sense of humor is priceless. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for him."
- Karen Savin
 Consultant
"The teaching is some of the very best I have ever experienced. Far superior to much of what was given to me in graduate school or seminary. The teacher is gifted, gracious, patient, perceptive, and makes the craft accessible and doable."
- Thomas Farrington
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"Our instructor was one of the most patient, thorough, and articulate teachers I've ever had. The amount of work she tackled—and the way she tackled it—was astounding. True grace under pressure."
- Robert McGuill
 Writer
"The teacher was one of the great teachers of my life (including my Yale professors!). He takes such tremendous care with each submission—it's as if he were preparing the students' novels for publication himself!"
- Dolly Reynolds
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Gifts For Writers
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 Edward Einhorn has two major influences: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco. It’s hard to imagine what one has to do with the other, but Edward grew up listening to his older brother read both (along with Samuel Beckett, for good measure). While reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Edward discovered an afterword written by Edward Wagenknecht. “He stated that he always wanted to be writer after he read Oz,” Edward says. “And I thought I could do that as well.”

And in fact, he did. In 2000, Edward wrote a new Oz book in honor of the one-hundredth anniversary of the original series (there were fourteen altogether) and a year later, he hosted an Ionesco theate...
MORE | ARCHIVE Read On Gotham teacher Nora Raleigh Baskin has just seen the release of her latest YA novel. Subway Love tells the story of two teenagers who fall in love after meeting in a New York City subway station. But this is not your average “boy-meets-girl” love story—while Jonas exists in the present day, Laura lives in 1973.

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Before you come into this world, while your body is floating safely inside the mother womb waiting to be born, your soul is introduced to its mate, your soul mate. This is your beshert. Before you are born, all knowledge of the universe is yours so that when you met this person on earth, you will be able to recognize them.  However, for most people, the trauma of their birth is so great it causes nearly all that understanding to be forgotten immediately, and babies come into the world knowing nothing, completely helpless and totally dependent. ...
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Lev AC Rosen: Knopf will publish Lev AC Rosen's middle-grade novel The Memory Wall in 2016. 
Robert Repino: Tor.com publshed an excerpt of Ropert Repino's novel, Mort(e), to be published later this month by Soho Press. 

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