Board of Directors

Teachers & Writers Collaborative is seeking new board members to help us craft a vision for the future!  Learn more here.

Adrienne Brodeur
Author of the forthcoming memoir, Wild Game; founder of the literary magazine Zoetrope: All Story; executive director, Aspen Words.

Gabriel Brownstein (Secretary)
Author of the short story collection The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award; and the novel The Man from Beyond, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice; associate professor of English at St. John’s University.

Patricia Hampl
Regents professor of English at the University of Minnesota; author of Blue Arabesque, I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory, Virgin Time, and A Romantic Education; recipient of numerous awards, including MacArthur, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships.

Luis Jaramillo (Chair)
Author of the novel The Doctor’s Wife; director, School of Writing, The New School.

Toni Katz
Retired principal/director for institutional equity sales at various investment firms, including LF Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin; Wasserstein, Perella; and Dresdner, Kleinwort, Wasserstein.

Bernard Levine
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors.

Steven Schrader (Treasurer)
Author of the short story collections Crimes of Passion, On Sundays We Visit the In-laws, and Arriving at Work, and the memoir What We Deserved; publisher of Cane Hill Press; former Teachers & Writers Collaborative director.

Nancy Larson Shapiro (Vice Chair)
Director of Teachers & Writers Collaborative from 1979-2005; co-editor of The Point: Where Teaching & Writing Intersect.

Tiphanie Yanique 
Author of How to Escape a Leper Colony: A Novella and Stories and the children’s picture book I Am the Virgin Islands; recipient of the 2011 BOCAS Fiction Prize for Caribbean Literature, the 2010 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for fiction, and a 2008 Pushcart Prize; visiting associate professor of English, Wesleyan University.


Teachers & Writers Collaborative is seeking new board members to help us craft a vision for the future!  Learn more here.


Board Members Emeriti
Wesley Brown

Herbert Kohl

Phillip Lopate

Walter Dean Myers

Ron Padgett

David Rogers

Robert Silvers

Carmen Valle