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Meet Jay Dixit

Jay Dixit is an award-winning writer, speaker, and storyteller whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Slate, Wired, and Psychology Today.

Jay studied psychology at Yale University, then went on to write for The New York Times and Rolling Stone before being named Senior Editor at Psychology Today, where he covered neuroscience, decision making, persuasion, and consumer behavior. His writing appears in Best of Technology Writing.

Jay teaches creative writing at NYU and Columbia University, and leads training workshops for Amazon, IMDB, NeuroLeadership Institute, and Citibank. Jay is the winner of The Moth, and his story “My Father’s Love” appears on NPR and The Moth Radio Hour and forms the basis for the motion picture In Transit. He can be reached at jay@storytelling.nyc.


How can we help you?

Students come to Jay for various reasons and often for specific help with their writing techniques. He works closely with each of them so that they get the support that they are looking for. Read what former students had to say about his classes and workshops!

Jay’s class is the perfect place to workshop an essay, short story, screenplay, or anything in between. You can’t leave this class without learning at least one new thing about writing, regardless of your writing background or how long you’ve been pushing the pen. Jay pulls in lessons from movies, novels, and poems. I came out of Jay’s class with a creative energy that is rare in my day-to-day. I highly recommend Jay’s class for aspiring storytellers of all types!
— Erica Swallow, former student
This workshop was absolutely fantastic. Jay was extremely knowledgable of the components of good storytelling, and along with great media usage he helped connect his students to what truly pulls a reader into a story. Highly recommended!
— Daniel Ali
I couldn’t be happier. Jay’s material is broadly applicable beyond writing; I find myself using Jay’s techniques when composing important work e-mails and especially when connecting with clients. Everybody left the workshop visibly excited and more confident in their ability to engage audiences in any medium.
— David Quaid, Google