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.
Josh Sippie

Faculty Profile

Meet Josh Sippie

“About once a month I have to force myself to turn on my PlayStation,” says Gotham’s resident Blog and Podcast Expert, Josh Sippie. “I am rarely not writing.”

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Shamar Hill

Faculty Profile

Meet Shamar Hill

For Shamar Hill, being a writer started when he was 13, in a studio apartment in Brooklyn where he would close himself in the bathroom and write soap opera tele-novella stories, starring all of his school classmates.

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I'm 63, and with teachers of this caliber I could look forward to a lifetime of learning wherever I reside.

Marc Kouffman, student

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Holly's Hurricane</em>

Holly's Hurricane

Marie Carter
One minute I am sitting with my mum in the nursing home in Boston, England. The next I was transported to the Strid, the stream that lurks about a hundred yards from the nursing home, with all the danger signs....
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<em>e-DEMON</em>

e-DEMON

Jeremy Wechter
(Please note: this is not in proper screenplay format.)INT. SALEM HOUSE - GAMMA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT Mar approaches his elderly and practically blind GREAT GRANDMOTHER, GERTRUDE GUSCHWALD (101), sitting in her wheelchair. Frail, translucent pale skin, wispy white hair. Suzie's...
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Faculty Articles

Susan Breen

How to Deal with Criticism

Susan Breen
Fourteen people sit around a table. The room is spare, decorated with only a few New Yorker posters and a splash of yellow paint. Every so often an ambulance screams by. We’re only a few blocks from Times Square. The...
Gabriela Pereira

The Psychology of World Building

Gabriela Pereira
Most writers think world building is the artistry of creating a setting for your story. They imagine fantastical lands with dragons soaring over castle gates or the intergalactic battles in a “galaxy far, far away.” But the truth is that...