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.
Joselin Linder

Faculty Profile

Meet Joselin Linder

“When you’re supposed to be doing something in life, things kind of feel like smooth sailing,” says Gotham Memoir teacher Joselin Linder about writing her memoir The Family Gene.

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Benjamin Obler

Faculty Profile

Meet Benjamin Obler

Someone has to write all those interesting facts about emperor penguins in your grade school text books, and for a while, that someone was Ben Obler. Ben’s been cozied up with the writing world for his entire life, whether he was writing those factoids in the education side of publishing, or writing his novel Javascotia, or writing the closed captioning for movies.

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Jason Mulero, HR Trainer

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Nod</em>

Nod

Jessica Sticklor
Excerpt From JM Stephen’s Nod, published by DX Varos Publishing on June 2nd, 2020.NodWe have always been here. We have always lived this way. We were together, tightly compacted and then something shattered and went skipping about into so many...
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<em>The Last Bathing Beauty</em>

The Last Bathing Beauty

Amy Sue Nathan
PROLOGUESeptember 1951, South Haven MichiganBETTYAny other bride might have gazed into the mirror, stepped away, and then glanced back over her shoulder for another peek. Not Betty. She hadn’t looked at herself once today, and in fact she’d avoided her...
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Faculty Articles

Josh Sippie

Opening Lines as First Impression

Josh Sippie
It’s hard to argue that the whole “you only get one chance to make a first impression” logic doesn’t also apply to writing. The first line of a narrative is the first foray into the voice of the author, the...
Michael Dunphy

15 Tips for Writing Articles

Michael Dunphy
As an instructor in article writing, travel writing, and creative nonfiction at the Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City, I break a lot of hearts. Students arrive in my class bright in spirit, flush in inspiration, and steeped in...