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.
Erik Kraft

Faculty Profile

Meet Erik Kraft

By Britt Gambino

Gotham teacher Erik Kraft gets easily interested in things. He’s currently fixated on acting. Before that, it was improv. A couple years before that, it was haiku.
 
This past winter, Erik decided to vent his frustrations over Boston’s public transportation troubles by writing a haiku a day via Twitter and compiling them on his Tumblr.

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Mo Krochmal

Faculty Profile

Meet Mo Krochmal

By Britt Gambino

Gotham teacher Mo Krochmal is a self-proclaimed hybrid: a combination of old-school journalism chops with the digital savvy of a Millennial.
 
He founded the consultancy/strategy firm, Social Media News NY in 2011, with the intention that it would exist solely on Facebook. But, Mo points out, “As we all know, the rules of Facebook have drastically changed in that short amount of time.” The company no longer shows all of an individual’s or organization’s posts to all of his or her friends or followers. Once that happened, Mo built a website to compensate. Today, socialmedianynews.com constantly imports from various social media channels—Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flipboard, to name a few. And the most impressive part? Mo maintains the site by himself.

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Try to imagine the Lord of the Rings trilogy without Gandalf. That's what my life was like before I met my instructor.

Rois Beal, housewife

Faculty Excerpts

<i>Into the Dangerous World</i>

Into the Dangerous World

Julie Chibbaro
Gotham teacher Julie Chibbaro has recently seen the release of her YA novel Into the Dangerous World (art by JM Superville Sovak). Ror, a New York teenager growing up in the 1970s/80s, has never attended a day of school. She...
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<i>Ruby on the Outside</i>

Ruby on the Outside

Nora Raleigh Baskin
Gotham teacher Nora Raleigh Baskin has just seen the release of her middle-grade book Ruby on the Outside. Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes is about to enter middle school with a big secret: she’s been living with her aunt for the past...
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Faculty Articles

Lev AC Rosen

How a Novelist Learned from a Book Cover

Lev AC Rosen
Year after year, my creative writing students are shocked when they learn that most authors (except ones who are already hugely successful) don’t have approval over their book covers. My students are working on their novels, trying to break into...
Megan Kruse

The Questions That Made Me a Writer

Megan Kruse
I was eighteen when I met my friend Katie at a summer camp in Washington. I must have been doing some work then, but even now it seems that my main occupation was trying to romance the other counselors, to...