Gotham Writers' Workshop

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Gotham Writers Workshop is the United States' largest adult-education writing school.[1] Founded in New York City in 1993 by writers Jeff Fligelman and David Grae, it's a creative home in New York City and online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship. It was one of the first schools to offer online education, launching its online creative writing classes in 1997.[2]

The workshop offers courses in most of the major genres including fiction and novel writing, screenwriting and television, poetry, and several forms of creative nonfiction, including essay writing and memoir.[3]

Gotham faculty are all working writers, published in their fields and experienced teachers. Recent faculty include: Novelist Susan Breen,[4] playwright Richard Caliban, memoirist and novelist Kerry Cohen, travel writer and novelist James Bernard Frost, television writer Kellye Garrett, fiction writer Manuel Gonzales, young-adult novelist Kody Keplinger, screenwriter and director Jennifer Lee, poet and writer Kamilah Moon, memoirist Julie Powell, science fiction writer Michaela Roessner, fiction writer Hasanthika Sirisena,[5] journalist Steven James Snyder,[6] and fiction writer and humorist David Yoo'.

Gotham Writers Workshop has produced three books, edited by school President Alexander Steele: Writing Fiction, Fiction Gallery, and Writing Movies. All the U.S. versions were published by Bloomsbury USA. They've also been translated and published in several languages.


  1. ^ New York Press, April 15, 2003
  2. ^ Byles, Jeff. The Write Stuff The Village Voice, August 05, 2003
  3. ^ "Gotham Writers' Workshop - Creative Writing Classes in NY and Online". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Susan Breen - The Fiction Class". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  5. ^ "Hasanthika Sirisena Faculty Biographies at Gotham Writers' Workshop and". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  6. ^ "Steven James Snyder |". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

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