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.
Beth Livermore

Faculty Profile

Meet Beth Livermore

As a child, Beth Livermore used to collect greeting cards in a scrapbook—any card that had poetry or a clever turn of phrase or a deep moment. She loved language that much.

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Kim Liao

Faculty Profile

Meet Kim Liao

Gotham nonfiction teacher Kim Liao tasted the glory of writing for a captive audience at an early age.

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I have taken three or four classes at Gotham and have found each instructor extremely well-qualified and a great person.

Jo (Ann) LoCicero, educator

Faculty Excerpts

<em>A Little Gut Magic</em>

A Little Gut Magic

Matthew Lippman
ROLLING DOWN THAT WINDOW IN ROBERTA FLACKEverybody’s got something to say about something I say. I am not saying I have anything to say but it feels like every time I open my mouth there is another mouth trying to...
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<em>The Municipalists</em>

The Municipalists

Seth Fried
On August 7 of 1904, a flash flood hit the No. 11 Missouri Pacific Flyer as it crossed a trestle bridge on its way to Pueblo, Colorado. A wall of water carried off four of the train’s six cars and...
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Faculty Articles

Kim Liao

The Beauty of Rejection, part 2

Kim Liao
My official New Year’s resolution, this year, was to drink more water. My unofficial (i.e., secret and therefore unenforceable) New Year’s resolution was to lose some weight before my wedding this summer. My super-unofficial-very-secret-and-even-embarrassing New Year’s resolution was to become...
Kim Liao

The Beauty of Rejection, part 1

Kim Liao
Last year, I got rejected 43 times by literary magazines, residencies, and fellowships—my best record since I started shooting for getting 100 rejections per year. It’s harder than it sounds, but also more gratifying. In late 2011, a writer friend...