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.
Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Faculty Profile

Meet Blaise Allysen Kearsley

“Just like you do on the page, you have to pull the audience in right away,” says Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Gotham teacher and host of How I Learned, a live storytelling series.

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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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The Instructor is a joyful and energetic raconteur who entertains, educates and always encourages. He is the Big Bang of ideas.

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Faculty Excerpts

<em>Good Neighbors</em>

Good Neighbors

Sarah Langan
“Is it a party? Are we invited?” Larry Wilde asked.They weren’t invited. Gertie Wilde knew this, but she didn’t want to admit it. So she watched the crowd out her window, counted all the people there. The Wildes had moved...
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<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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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...