Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Erik Kraft is the author of the chapter book series Lenny and Mel (Simon & Schuster), the picture book Chocolatina (Bridgewater Books), and the middle grade novel Miracle Wimp (Little, Brown). He has taught at Columbia University and Grub Street Writers in Boston. He holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College.

Josh Sippie is Gotham’s director of publishing guidance and host of Inside Writing. He has published short stories and nonfiction in Hobart, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Brevity, the Guardian, TheWriter Magazine, Bear Creek Gazette, Sledgehammer Lit, and Points in Case. He is an associate editor at Uncharted Magazine, has served as a developmental editor and proofreader for Del Sol Review and Writers Clearinghouse, and has overseen writers on numerous professional blogs. He holds a BA from the University of Central Missouri.