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 instructor is a master of her craft. Her understanding and insightfulness, combined with her vast knowledge, made this the most enjoyable writing class I have ever taken.

Thomas Rogers, sales trainer

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Pride, Prejudice, and Poison</em>

Pride, Prejudice, and Poison

Carole Bugge
Erin headed north, toward the North York Moors National Park. Clouds gathered over darkening hills, chased by the wind as it rolled over the fields. After pulling up at one of the trail head car parks, Erin struck out over...
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<em>Lilies From America</em>

Lilies From America

Carmen Bugan
MoonThe full sunlit side of the moon filledOur room with lightThat broke through autumn trees;We could have stayed awake all night tryingTo name it, as it lit up the clock, corners,Our heads on pillows.But we fell asleep with its lightOn...
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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...