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. My nonfiction and humor writing has appeared in Topic, BOMBElectric Literature, Columbia JournalToday's ParentMcSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Fametracker, and I'm at work on a novel and a nonfiction book. 

 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. For eight years, I directed the Writing Center at Baruch College, CUNY, where I supported both student and professional writers.I hold an MFA in Writing from Columbia, and a BA from Vassar College. 

My son, Sullivan, is in third grade; my daughter, Willa, is four years old.