Welcome! My name is Gemma Cooper-Novack, and my life and work revolve around writing.
As an education researcher, currently a doctoral student at Syracuse University, I focus on the intersections of writing pedagogies and social justice, the development of writer identity in community, and the significance of arts education and creative writing in literacy education in and out of school.
As a practicing writer—a poet, a playwright, a fiction writer, and an academic writer-researcher—I derive joy and purpose from my connection with a range of academic, literary, and artistic communities.
As a writing educator and writing coach, I am invested in supporting writers who struggle with structure and practice and teaching in both community education and school settings.
I would love to talk to you! Please feel free to look around the site and contact me below!
Gemma has really gotten to know my daughter and her way of working. It's all going in the right direction for her, and we really have Gemma to thank for that.
parent of 8th-grader
Gemma knife (n.) 1. An effective and systematic approach to meeting grade goals without spontaneously combusting, pioneered by Gemma Cooper-Novack.
Whenever I create a document that I feel needs a second eye to make it the best, I contact Gemma first! Go with Gemma if you are going for a great paper!
"[W]ith Gemma's coaching, I will be on my way to digging into writing — a place I had been struggling to get to for over a year. Thank you, Gemma!"
Gemma sets reachable weekly goals that have helped me a leave a serious year or two of writer's block.
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