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.
David Kuelz

Faculty Profile

Meet David Kuelz

Growing up as an only child “way out in Wisconsin,” Gotham Video Game Writing teacher David Kuelz was very into two things: musical theater and video games.

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Christine Reilly

Faculty Profile

Meet Christine Reilly

“I carry the compulsion to record every original thought that occurs to me,” says Gotham teacher Christine Reilly.

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The instructor was extremely insightful and offered meaningful, individualized commentary designed to allow for the tremendous growth of each and every potential writer.

Susan Avery, journalist

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Sunday's On the Phone to Monday</em>

Sunday's On the Phone to Monday

Christine Reilly
Mathilde's father, James Spicer, had been the last person she’d known to use a shoehorn and a handkerchief, archaic tools gone the way of arrowheads and telegrams. He’d been an art dealer. Mathilde’s father, who’d been polite when sober, was...
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<i>100 Days of Cake</i>

100 Days of Cake

Shari Goldhagen
Day 12, Cherry Berry Bundt CakeIt’s been summer break for four hours, and Alex McDermott and I are already on our third Golden Girls rerun and our second container of house special lo mein. Sitting cross-legged on the counter at...
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Faculty Articles

David Ebenbach

Should I Take Their Advice?

David Ebenbach
It’s like when someone on TV interviews a hundred-year-old woman. They always ask her the same thing: What’s your secret? We’re all worried about the future; we want to know what she’s done to live so long. And she never...
Melissa Petro

Writing My Way to Sobriety

Melissa Petro
They say a recovering alcoholic’s primary purpose is to stay sober and help another alcoholic. I’m in a unique position to do this every day since I teach memoir writing to adults at a continuing education writing school in New...