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.
Cleve Lamison

Faculty Profile

Meet Cleve Lamison

“If you want to write great characters,” advises Gotham teacher and interdisciplinary artist Cleve Lamison, “study acting.”

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Angie Chatman

Faculty Profile

Meet Angie Chatman

“When you have the threat of imminent death,” says Gotham teacher Angie Chatman, “you’re like, all the things I promised myself that I would do, I better do them now. It’s like a warning.” Angie is familiar with the ways personal and global crises have the potential to alter the course of one’s life and turn it toward art.

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The instructor was down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and accessible for questions.

Jen Hilt, nurse

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Daddy</em>

Daddy

Michael Montlack
Ancient AliensWhile you’re Just doin’ weekend choreswith your boyfriend (or is it fiancé now?), I’m gorging again on The History Channel, trying to convince myself I might meet someone at the gym if only I could levitate from my sofa...
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<em>Camp</em>

Camp

Lev AC Rosen
The smell wraps around me like a reunion between old friends when I step off the bus. That dark soil smell, but mixed with something lighter. Something green that immediately makes me think of leaves in rain, or trees in...
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Faculty Articles

Josh Sippie

How to Stop Worrying and Love the Query

Josh Sippie
Writing a novel is one thing. You set aside months, years of your life to flesh out characters, twist and bend the plot, build a world that is so believable that readers could practically live in it, and then you...
Josh Sippie

Improving Dialogue Through the Art of Eavesdropping

Josh Sippie
You’d be surprised what people say. I know I was. When I took my first Memoir class at Gotham Writers Workshop, the third week of class was designated to dialogue and the homework assignment was to go eavesdrop on a...