Philip Suggars

Philip Suggars

Dear Gotham,

I just thought I'd write to let you know about the success I've had as a writer after taking my first online Gotham Workshop with Chip Livingston in mid-2005. The feedback that I got from the Booth sessions with Chip and the other students was invaluable and I placed my first story, "Hijos de la Chingada" with Espresso Fiction before that first course had even finished.

Buoyed by that success, I carried on reading and writing and the following year enrolled in Michaela Roessner's Science Fiction/Fantasy I class, which was a marvelous experience, so much so that I took the Advanced class next. I really can't praise Michaela enough. She is a wonderful teacher, a generous mentor and great fun as a collaborator. Again feedback from the Booth sessions was a key part of the creation and revision process for me, and as a direct result of those classes, I've since had the following pieces published:

"The Light Pours Out of Me" - Everyday Weirdness (2009)
"H=G+V+C" - BFS's New Horizons (2010)
"An Unnatural History" - Derailed (Inwood Indiana Anthology 3, 2011)
"Boys Keep Swinging" - Silverthought Press (2011)

So I'd just like to thank Gotham for running such practical and fun workshops and especially thank Michaela for being such an exceptional and inspirational teacher. Keep up the good work.

Phil Suggars