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.
Miriam Datskovsky

Faculty Profile

Meet Miriam Datskovsky

Miriam Datskovsky, Gotham TV Writing and Creative Nonfiction 101 teacher, got her very early start as an eleven-year-old short story writer.

“I have a very vivid memory of when I first knew I wanted to write,” Miriam says. Her mother was having a baby and Miriam was not thrilled.

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Lara Ewen

Faculty Profile

Meet Lara Ewen

“I don't think that you should let somebody else tell you what your writing career looks like,” Gotham teacher and multi-hyphenate Lara Ewen says. As the former editor in chief of a fashion magazine, a journalist who has worked with publications including Women's Wear Daily and Rolling Stone, and a musician who’s released three albums, Lara has much to say about a creative career in the writing world.

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We were given clear, concrete tools. The course did a great job demystifying the art of fiction writing and fostering confidence. The instructor brought complex concepts down to earth. I will miss coming here every week.

Miguel Ferrer, actor

Faculty Excerpts

Smart Girl Summer

Smart Girl Summer

Kristin Rockaway
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe in treating others with respect and decency, and those who have zero qualms about backstabbing their way to the top. I used to think, perhaps naively, that the...
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The Nobodies

The Nobodies

Alanna Schubach
Jess reentered her life without ceremony. She just walked up the street while Nina was taking out the trash. It was 10:00 a.m. and she came from the east, her features shadowed, but there was no question it was her....
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Faculty Articles

N. West Moss

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N. West Moss
I was in my forties when I became aware that, as a writer, I was at the edge of my ability. I had stories and books I wanted to write but was unable to accomplish what I was able to...
N. West Moss

Happy Writing

N. West Moss
My first rule of writing is to never beat myself up about the work, and I don’t. I don’t beat myself up if I sit down and write something lurid, crappy, sentimental, or incomprehensible. I don’t beat myself up if...