My name is Keri Bertino. I'm a writer, teacher, and mother.


I launched Writing Through Motherhood in the fall of 2016, when my daughter was eight weeks old. I teach in the MFA Writing program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. I've written a novel, and my nonfiction and humor writing has appeared in Topic, Electric LiteratureToday's ParentMcSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Fametracker.

For eight years, I directed the Writing Center at Baruch College, CUNY, where I supported both student and professional writers. I’ve taught fiction, nonfiction, poetry, humor, journalism, academic writing, and professional development for teachers of all kinds of writing at Columbia University, Baruch College, The Cooper Union, New York City Public Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, and in many other settings. I hold an MFA in Writing from Columbia, and a BA from Vassar College. 

My son, Sullivan, is in second grade; my daughter, Willa, is three years old.