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.
Elane Johnson

Faculty Profile

Meet Elane Johnson

Elane Johnson is rattling off a list of all the accidents she’s ever been in.

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Dana Miller

Faculty Profile

Meet Dana Miller

When we say that Dana Miller has talked to a lot of Gotham students over the years, we mean a lot. And her advice to them has always been conscientious, charming, and imbued with yogic wisdom.

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I was initially fearful about exposing my writing to others, but the instructor made me feel safe and comfortable.

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Faculty Excerpts

<em>Chemistry</em>

Chemistry

Weike Wang
Part 1 The boy asks the girl a question. It is a question of marriage. Ask me again tomorrow, she says and he says, that’s not how this works. Diamond is no longer the hardest mineral known to man. New...
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<em>The Subway Stops at Bryant Park</em>

The Subway Stops at Bryant Park

N. West Moss
Excerpt from “The Absence of Sound” in The Subway Stops at Bryant Park by N. West Moss Timothy walked quickly through the tunnel, up two sets of stairs, and then over to the main part of the library, just below...
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Faculty Articles

Michaela Roessner

Advanced Degrees in Writing Genre Fiction

Michaela Roessner
In the Science Fiction & Fantasy courses I teach here at Gotham, I’ve experienced something I’m sure other genre faculty have too: Students mentioning in their bios that they have advanced degrees in Literature, English, or Creative Writing. I always...
Robert Repino

The Value of Both Showing and Telling

Robert Repino
“Show, don’t tell” is perhaps the most effective piece of advice a writer can follow—until it isn’t. (By “showing,” we typically mean action, sensory descriptions, and dialogue, usually. By “telling,” we mean exposition, summarization, and explanation—i.e. why someone is doing...