David Surface, founder and instructor of the Veterans Writing Workshop, has 20 years of experience teaching writing to all age levels in a wide variety of community settings, including public and private schools, adult education programs, and social service organizations.
He is also founder of the F•E•G•S Writing Project for the Federation of Employment Guidance Services, a major social service organization, designing and creating writing programs for adults in behavioral health settings throughout New York City.
David also helped to launch Writing for Social Change, an initiative of the Hudson Valley Writers Center, establishing writing programs in non-traditional community settings in Westchester County, including homeless shelters, domestic abuse shelters, and reintegration programs for formerly incarcerated adults.
He also serves as a consultant and writer-in-residence in the public school system, teaching writing residencies in public and private schools throughout New York City and Westchester County. He designs and leads professional development programs for teachers and administrators, focussing on Special Education and ESL students. He currently leads fiction and creative non-fiction writing workshops for adults at the Hudson Valley Writers Center and is a published author and recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts.