- Short, Short Story (with a Twist!) with Léna Roy
Léna Roy, a resident of Katonah, New York, is the author of the novel Edges (FSG) and coauthor of a middle grade biography of her grandmother Madeleine L 'Engle to be published by FSG in 2018. She is the Regional Manager for Writopia Lab in Westchester and Connecticut.
- Inventing Stories with Lauren Acampora
Lauren Acampora lives in Katonah, New York. Her book of linked stories, The Wonder Garden, published by Grove Atlantic in 2015, was highlighted as one of the best books of the year by Amazon and NPR. Her daughter, Amity Doyle, is a second grader at IMES.
- Creating Colorful Characters with Kim Kovach
Kim Kovach, a resident of South Salem, New York, is the author of six fiction books including Welcome to Appletown!, Surviving Vertigo and The Adventures of Kitchawan Kenny and Friends chapter books.
- Gods, Goddesses, Heroines and Heroes: Greek Myths and the Power of Stories with Peter Meineck
Peter Meineck, a resident of Katonah, New York, is Professor of Classics in the Modern World at New York University and a published translator of ancient drama. He has worked as a mythological consultant for film projects including Disney, Will Smith, and Frances Lawrence.
- Write the Script with Joanne Hudson
Joanne Hudson, a resident of Ridgefield, Connecticut, is a Fulbright scholar in Creative Writing and an NEA-funded playwright and theatre director. Her plays have been developed and produced by Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights Theatre, and others. She is also the founder and creator of the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival.
- What Happens Next: Creating Suspense, Mystery and Magic in Your Writing with Matt Costello
Matt Costello, a resident of Katonah, New York, has written and designed dozens of award-winning and best-selling games including The 7th Guest, G-Force. Pirates of the Caribbean and the upcoming War for Planet of the Apes. His children's books include the series The Kids of Einstein Elementary (Scholastic) and Magic Everywhere (Random House).
- Journaling with Kelly Schwark
Kelly Schwark, a resident of Katonah, New York, is a KES mom, blogger, and artist. “I am passionate about connecting people with the beauty they are surrounded by at any given moment, and encouraging them to find common connections with those around them.”
- Journalism and The Practice of Finding Great Stories with Elizabeth Harris and Dan Bigman
Elizabeth Harris and Dan Bigman are residents of Katonah, New York. Harris is a regular contributor to Forbes online and her work has appeared in The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report. Bigman, a former managing editor at Forbes and editor or NYTimes.com, is currently publisher of Verse, a pioneer of interactive video storytelling. Their daughter Emily is a first grader at KES.
- Finding The Real Story with Gia Miller
Gia Miller is a freelance writer living in Katonah, New York. She covers health and wellness, lifestyle and parenting topics and has worked at O, The Oprah Magazine, and ELLE Decor. Her work has been published in WebMD.com, USNews.com, HealthDay.com, Bedford Magazine and The Record-Review.
- How to Find Your Voice with Jennifer Lyne
Jennifer Lyne is a resident of Katonah, New York, and a KES parent. She is the author of the novel Catch Rider, published by Clarion Books/ Houghton Mifflin.
Photo: left to right, back row: Joanne Hudson, Matthew Costello, Peter Meineck, Elizabeth Harris, Lena Roy, Jennifer Lyne
Front row: Kim Kovach, Kelly Schwark, Lauren Acampora, Gia Miller, Ellie Prusko
(not pictured: Dan Bigman)