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.
Pamela Harris

Faculty Profile

Meet Pamela Harris

“For a long time I was a painter who wrote,” says Gotham TV and Screenwriting teacher Pamela Harris. “Now I see myself more as a writer who paints.”

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Seth Fried

Faculty Profile

Meet Seth Fried

Seth Fried has always admired “funniness”.

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The instructor was very personable and gave intellectually stimulating lectures. He is one of the most exceptionally talented instructors I have ever encountered and that includes my college experience.

Gaye McKenney, retailer

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give</em>

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Ada Calhoun
I never give toasts at weddings. I prefer to sit quietly under the twinkling lights, enjoying other people’s efforts. Some are perfect mini-sermons—but better, because at the end there’s champagne. Some go rattling off the rails, and that’s fun, too....
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<em>Jazz Moon</em>

Jazz Moon

Joe Okonkwo
Harlem had been hit by a hurricane: it was raining cats and jazz. White folks called it race music. Old colored folks branded it the devil’s music because its saucy beats made men pump their hips in slow pirouettes and...
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Faculty Articles

Alanna Schubach

​How to Write the Personal Statement for College Applications

Alanna Schubach
If you’re seeing your high schooler through the college application process for the first time, you’ll probably find that few aspects of the process fill them with as much dread as penning the personal statement.It makes sense: The personal statement,...
Susan Breen

12 Techniques for Getting Un-stuck

Susan Breen
You started your manuscript with such enthusiasm. You wrote 20 pages in ONE NIGHT. Your brain was popping with ideas. Scenes flowed. You were sure you’d be done with the whole thing in a month. And then, one quiet morning,...