Elizabeth Hyde Stevens created the “Muppets, Mickey, and Money” research course at Boston University. Her analysis of Jim Henson’s career has appeared online at The Awl, The Millions, Electric Literature, Salon, and Rolling Stone. In 2011, her essay “Weekend at Kermie’s” was viewed over 160,000 times. Called “a long, brilliant thinkpiece" on Twitter, it was praised by Internet curators Brain Pickings, Mother Jones, Longreads, Longform, Wired, IMDB, IFC, Reader’s Digest, and Kurt Loder. Stevens attended public school in North Andover, Massachusetts and went on to study Art Semiotics at Brown University and Creative Writing at the Brooklyn College MFA program. She is a member of the Brooklyn writers’ collective The Kilgore Trout Home for Wayward Writers, and teaches fiction at Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Her writing has earned the Himan Brown Award and the Somerville Arts Council Fellowship for Literature. Everything she knows about business she learned from watching Sesame Street.









I teach "Muppets, Mickey, and Money" at Boston University as well as fiction writing at the Gotham Writer's Workshop. At Brooklyn College, I taught "The Rhetoric of Malcolm Gladwell" and "The Journey: Reading Joseph Campbell through The Odyssey, Moby Dick, and Video Games." 

I enjoy guiding writers through the stages of their projects. 


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I love speaking about Jim Henson's inspiring work and career to artist groups and creative businesses. If you would like to discuss an appearance, email me.

I am represented by Adam Cromy of Movable Type Management.

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Published fiction