Meet our talented family of teachers—each an accomplished writer and trustworthy guide. Leaf through our faculty bios, profiles, book excerpts, and writing advice articles. You’ll like the people you meet.
Susan Breen

Faculty Profile

Meet Susan Breen

There aren’t many creative writing journeys that hinge on a master’s degree in Russian economics, but that is exactly where the career of Susan Breen began.

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Mara Reinstein

Faculty Profile

Meet Mara Reinstein

Let’s play a game. Think of a recent movie star, any movie star. Say their name quietly in your head. Got it? Good.

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This was one of the most enjoyable and expertly directed classes I have ever taken. I look forward to being in one of this instructor's classes again.

Sebastian Mondrone, teacher

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Edinburgh Dusk</em>

Edinburgh Dusk

Carole Bugge
Ian arrived at the White Hart half an hour late, exhausted and famished. His brother had commandeered a corner table and was studying an anatomy book. Donald Hamilton swiveled his bulky body around to face his brother. “Hello there.” Ian...
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<em>Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts)</em>

Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts)

Lev AC Rosen
You are so cute. I smile. A secret admirer? That’s sweet. Or creepy, maybe? I look up and down the hall, but no one is looking at me, waiting to see my reaction. I look back down at the paper....
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Faculty Articles

Margaret Meacham

Six Steps Towards Finding Your Inner Child on the Page

Margaret Meacham
“Childhood is another country.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Even if you haven’t been a child for decades, if you want to write for middle grade and YA readers, you need to find a way to see the world...
Susan Breen

How to Deal with Criticism

Susan Breen
Fourteen people sit around a table. The room is spare, decorated with only a few New Yorker posters and a splash of yellow paint. Every so often an ambulance screams by. We’re only a few blocks from Times Square. The...