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.
Meet Sarah McColl
“I don’t really remember a beginning to writing,” says Gotham Nonfiction and Article Writing teacher Sarah McColl. When she was young—aside from participating in the normal kid stuff like running around with her siblings, riding bikes, building forts, and watching fine television (programs like Hey Dude and Murder She Wrote)—Sarah also loved school. Sarah is the kind of person who can say simply “I’ve always really loved school,” and make it sound, well, cool.Read More View All
Meet Lisa Kaufman
In 2002, online Gotham teacher Lisa Kaufman was at the crossroads of an intercontinental romance.
She was a recent Columbia graduate writing a feature screenplay in LA. Her soon-to-be husband was a business owner in Tel Aviv. “We had been corresponding by email for six months,” she says, “and we were kind of like, what is this thing?”
“This thing” turned out to be the start of a new life for Lisa. Halfway across the world, in Israel.Read More View All
The instructor was a constant source of inspiration, a supportive and perceptive critic. Thanks again for a course that has been very important to me...as a person, as a student, and as a teacher.
Harvey-Ann Ross, teacher
Bird LightLast Bird of the Day It has to do with the way it flings, madly, a shot punctuation mark. It has to do with the way it leaps branches and telephone wires to ride the air to an invisible height....
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