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.
Divya Sood

Faculty Profile

Meet Divya Sood

What’s your name? Where are you from? What do you want? What are you all about? Why are you in my head?

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Matthew Lippman

Faculty Profile

Meet Matthew Lippman

“Poetry is about sustaining a piece of my existence in the world. It’s about survival,” says Gotham teacher Matthew Lippman. “I do it like I do anything else in my day. It calms me down. It’s like prayer and making a sandwich at the same time.”

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Ranjan Das, vice president, software company

Faculty Excerpts

<em>Legacy</em>

Legacy

Brendan Halpin
I decided to skip the preliminaries and go directly to the inevitable fight. I put a bite of pasta into my mouth, chewed for a second, and through the half-chewed remains of the bite, said, “I’m sorry I disappointed you....
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<em>When Women Invented Television</em>

When Women Invented Television

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Gertrude Berg entered a room like the prow of a ship, commanding attention to match her ambition. She wasn’t arrogant; she just carried her accomplishments with her. She dressed her matronly figure in dark, dignified dresses and furs that showed...
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Faculty Articles

Josh Sippie

The Snapshot Theory

Josh Sippie
Many writers have heard Ernest Hemingway’s “Iceberg Theory” of writing from Death in the Afternoon. It goes like this: If a writer of prose knows enough of what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and...
Josh Sippie

A Surefire Technique for Finding Your Voice

Josh Sippie
No matter what stage in the writing process you’re at, it’s hard to describe what your own writing voice is. From beginners to experts. It’s an abstract concept. Like, what makes your favorite pizza unique? Great question. Because you may...