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.
Dan Lopez

Faculty Profile

Meet Dan Lopez

For Gotham teacher, Dan Lopez, sailing is kind of like writing. “I like the angles. I like the precision. It doesn’t allow for a lot of gray area,” he says and then adds, “At the same time it allows you to do a lot of wandering and a lot of introspection.”

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Beth Livermore

Faculty Profile

Meet Beth Livermore

As a child, Beth Livermore used to collect greeting cards in a scrapbook—any card that had poetry or a clever turn of phrase or a deep moment. She loved language that much.

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The teacher's real-world experience made her advice very credible.

Carrie Black, student

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Find Someone to Love</em>

Find Someone to Love

Divya Sood
My memory is a sieve and all that has happened slips through to a floor of slippery consequences. But then the large recollections, the important dates and names and numbers, they get caught in the glistening mesh of this sieve...
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<em>I'm Trying to Tell You I'm Sorry</em>

I'm Trying to Tell You I'm Sorry

Nina Boutsikaris
The good thing is no one sees me up close. No one watches me shake when my skin tingles or when my mouth goes dry, or when I double check my wrists for hives while I’m eating. It’s exhausting, being...
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Faculty Articles

Josh Sippie

A Writer’s Online Presence

Josh Sippie
Most writers are, by nature, a reclusive bunch. They sit at their computer, their typewriter, their notepad, and they scribble away at their own version of brilliance. The phone rings, they ignore it. The sun rises and sets, they don’t...
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

A Candid Talk About Agents

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Authors Guild member Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, a California-based writer, writing teacher and host of a weekly radio program, Writers on Writing, rounded up three successful authors and two literary agents to trade advice on one of the biggest challenges in an...