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.
Serrana Laure Gay

Faculty Profile

Meet Serrana Laure Gay

“Teaching creative writing, watching students absorb and grow,” says Gotham Teacher Serrana Laure Gay, “feels like magic.”

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Andrew Collins

Faculty Profile

Meet Andrew Collins

For a writer who edits and publishes travel guides, including the first mainstream LGBTQ travel guidebook, home is a collage of places which provide inspiration for his work— currently, Mexico City and New Hampshire.

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The teacher set up a lovely, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment that made for a true writer's haven.

Beth Friedman, psychotherapist

Faculty Excerpts

Ultimate Road Trips: USA & Canada

Ultimate Road Trips: USA & Canada

Andrew Collins
From the Introduction:As I write this in February 2022, I’m sitting on a hotel balcony in Biloxi, Mississippi. A ribbon of white-sand beach and, beyond it, the azure Gulf of Mexico stretch out before me as far as the eye...
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Sandman: A Golf Tale

Sandman: A Golf Tale

David Berner
An excerpt from the first part of David Berner’s novella Sandman: A Golf Tale:Most everyone called him Jimmy. A few called him Jack. There were those at Old Elm who were unsure if either was his real name, but he...
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Faculty Articles

N. West Moss

The Perils of Settling Scores in Your Writing

N. West Moss
Readers can feel when they’re being manipulated, and they don’t like it. Make a character too pure, and watch readers revolt. An example of this is the death of Little Nell in Charles Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop. As Oscar...
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Social Media: Does it Really Sell Books

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Most writers I know have a love-hate relationship with social media. I know I do. I love seeing what friends are up to, but I’m often reluctant to do what it takes to post regularly.When my first book, Pen on...