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!
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.
“Thank you for the impact you have made in my education.”
Gemma is a kind and attentive teacher. … Any student of hers will no doubt be successful in the future.
Working with Gemma has transformed my writing process.
You were my favorite enrichment teacher that I ever had.
student, age 10
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