Geri Lipshultz


I grew up in a small town nestled in wilderness once inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape of New Jersey. Like many a girl torn between career and love, I came to writing when the world let me down. I wanted to recreate the world, and I began to love words—just as a child I had fallen in love with the piano. I have traveled and have married and have been blessed with a son, daughter, and daughter-in-law who are all musicians, as well as a grandchild, who will likely find his way into the arts. 

I have written for radio, I have written publicity, and I have tried my hand at literature. I have taught college writing, and I have been a writer-in-residence in the schools. I have also performed my work. I stand on a stage or in front of a classroom, and I am overtaken by love. I sit with a pen or at the terminal with its maze of letters that my fingers have learned to caress, not so different from piano, except that the melodies are imagined.

Geri Lipschultz has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as well as a Ph.D. from Ohio University. She teaches writing at Hunter College and Borough of Manhattan Community College. Some of her publications include work in New York Times, College English, Kalliope, Black Warrior Review, Great Weather for MEDIA,and The Toast. She has a story and poem in Pearson’s college anthology, Literature: Introduction to Reading and Writing, as well as a story in Spuyten Duyvil’s The Wreckage of Reason II.  She has blogged at Her novels have been finalists for Eyewear Publishing, Subito Press, and others. She was awarded a Creative Artists in Public Service (CAPS) grant from New York State for her fiction, and her one-woman show (titled Once Upon the Present Time) was produced in NYC by Woodie King, Jr.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightOnce Upon the Present Time 1985-86 Season
Director Once Upon the Present Time 1985-86 Season
Actor Once Upon the Present Time 1985-86 Season