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 Cooper-Novack … contributes a fine poem on the malleability of experience in the mind, “Yesterday and Australia.”
Gemma was incredibly patient and attentive. She helped me discover and develop my own personal writing process. She was a godsend for someone with LDs like mine.
From an actor's perspective, Gemma's ability to combine serious accountability with an encouraging, supportive rehearsal atmosphere makes her one of the best directors you'll ever work with.
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!
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
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