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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The instructor loves his material and his students.

Erin Bekowies, book publishing production associate

Faculty Excerpts

<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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<i>Spark and the League of Ursus</i>

Spark and the League of Ursus

Robert Repino
OneSpark rested her head on Loretta’s chest, with her paw on the girl’s rib cage as it rose and fell with each breath. Loretta’s eyelashes fluttered, tickling Spark’s fuzzy ear. Spark liked it. Teddy bears like her were meant for...
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Faculty Articles

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...
Melissa Petro

Four Steps to Publishing Articles and Essays

Melissa Petro
Having worked as a full-time freelance writer for just shy of a decade, I often find friends reach out to ask me how I do it, hoping that they, too, can get published.A part of me wants to take umbrage—after...