I'm a physician in Washington DC who was introduced to Gotham Writers' Workshop through a local course that used the GWW book, Writing Fiction. It was so good, I started to plan trips to New York to take some of your one-day intensives. My first one, in 2008, was on essay writing, taught by Kelly Caldwell.
Kelly is a superb teacher. Her down to earth style combined with huge enthusiasm made the class last far longer for me than the hours I spent in class. Months afterward, I contacted Kelly once more for help composing a query letter. She generously gave her time and expertise.
This year, I've taken her excellent teaching to heart and published opinion pieces-on medical and non-medical issues in the news-in several outlets, including the New York Times, McClatchy News, the Stockholm daily The Local, and, most recently, the Washington Post.
It's been a good year for writing for me, and I'd like to thank Gotham Writers', and especially Kelly Caldwell.
With best wishes,
Andrea Meyerhoff MD