Gemma Cooper-Novack is a writer, playwright, literacies scholar, arts and writing educator, and writing coach. New York City-born and currently anchored in Syracuse, New York, she has also lived and worked in Chicago, Accra, and Boston. She has coached hundreds of clients, published work in more than fifty journals both literary and academic, and received a PhD with distinction in Literacy Education from Syracuse University in 2022.
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The thought-provoking script [of Gemma Cooper-Novack's Blindside] clearly illustrates how the level of violence in war affects all of us long after the actual events.
Chi-Town Daily News
"Gemma has helped me break down seemingly huge projects into manageable pieces that I can act upon. … She understands how people with ADHD operate with work and academics. She gets it and provides concrete help."
Gemma helped me pass the writing portion of the communication/literacy MTEL! She provided me with useful strategies that made the test so much easier.
Working with Gemma has transformed my writing process.
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