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Meet Jay Dixit

Jay Dixit is an award-winning writer, storyteller, and writing teacher whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Slate, Wired, and Psychology Today. As an interviewer, Jay has spoken to Spike Lee, Tim Roth, Willem Dafoe, and Tony Robbins. Jay also conducted George Carlin’s last interview—which George Carlin called the “most complete interview” of his life.

Jay has taught creative writing at Columbia University, and leads regular classes in writing and storytelling through the New York Writers’ Intensive. Jay is also the winner of The Moth, a live stage storytelling competition based in New York, and his story “My Father’s Love” appears on The Moth Radio Hour and NPR. 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. The material is broadly applicable beyond writing; I find myself using Jay’s techniques when crafting work e-mails and even when figuring out how to tell a story in a relatable way to friends and family. Everybody left the class with a better grasp of storytelling, and more confidence and ability to engage an audience in any medium.
— David Quaid, Google