Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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I was apprehensive at first about taking an online class since I am not a computer expert, and also because I wondered about a class with no face-to-face interaction. However, taking this class on the computer was so simple, I never felt intimidated. I also felt like I came to know both the instructor and the other students through their comments and class discussion.
Memoir Writing
Julia Gentile
retired attorney
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The day was a wonderful introduction to writing a memoir with topics covered thoroughly and interspersed with excellent exercises.
Memoir Writing
Pamela Markham
visual artist
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I look at my creative writing after just 10 weeks and am amazed at what I can do and how proud I feel about my writing.
Memoir Writing
John Furth
management consultant
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The instructor was better than my college professors. He really cared about my writing and made suggestions to improve the content and flow of all my submissions. He was very inspiring and motivatingr!
Memoir Writing
Patricia Minichiello
communications Leader
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Our class participants had a wide range of writing experience, and personalities, and the teacher was effective at engaging every single person during each class.
Memoir Writing
Kathryn Foreman
marketing director
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The teacher was kind but thorough. She would ask why a character would say or do something, or point out that the dialogue was good, but there was too much of it, or a scene needed to be grounded so the reader would know where it was, what it looked like, etc. And she would ask "how did you feel about that?" I learned a tremendous amount from this.
Memoir Writing
Joanne Lupton
distinguished professor, emerita
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A soul searching, cathartic, life changing, validating experience that was way more than just a writing course.
Memoir Writing
Chantal Hewitt
nanny
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The course changed my view of writing and living.
Memoir Writing
Xingchen (Adrian) Liu
graduate student
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The instructor created an atmosphere of trust and helped students grow as writers and thinkers.
Memoir Writing
Mary Ellen Murray
tutor
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A full house of all the things a writer needs to be a better writer.
Memoir Writing
Darrin Pruitt
public health preparedness
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This is a terrific opportunity to get in there and write in a supportive, engaging, constructive environment.
Memoir Writing
Maggie Morth
freelance copy editor
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I’ve taken many writing workshops since the age of 20, and this was the best I ever participated in.
Memoir Writing
Erin Dow
public interest lawyer
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This is by far the best writing course that I have ever taken.
Memoir Writing
Linda Gask
doctor
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An emotional rollercoaster that everyone should ride.
Memoir Writing
Jonathan Stark
director
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Eye-opening. Addictive, in a very healthy way. Life-changing.
Memoir Writing
Dina Shalaby
senior research analyst
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A really interesting way to get at your own personal history.
Memoir Writing
Joanna Patton
ad agency owner, retired
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She is one of the kindest, most supportive instructors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her knowledge of craft coupled with her passion for helping people create stories made for an excellent class.
Memoir Writing
Claire Tomasi
cartoonist
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A great opportunity to learn memoir writing, using many examples from famous memoirs, supported by the detailed structure and focus needed to convey a compelling life story.
Memoir Writing
Lizzie Belden
project manager
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The teacher creates community in her classroom; I look forward to each class as a gathering of friends working together to improve each other's work. It is really a magical experience.
Memoir Writing
David Denaci
marketing executive
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Inspiring. Encouraging. Affirming. Well worth the time, effort, and tuition.
Memoir Writing
Melanie Brake
stay at home mother
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