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Gwendolyn Hooks


Gwendolyn Hooks

Contact Information:

Gwendolyn Hooks

Phone:

(405) 672-6085

Email:

gwendolyn@gwendolynhooks.com

Discipline:

Creative Writing

Participants:

Early childhood, childhood, adolescents, intergenerational, adult, older adult, youth at risk

Settings:

Schools: pre-k, elementary, middle schools, alt-ed
Community Sites: parks & recreation centers, arts centers, libraries, senior centers

Availability:

Statewide, year-round

Bio:

Gwendolyn Hooks is a published author with eleven books for children, both fiction and nonfiction. She earned a B.S. in Secondary Education-Mathematics from the University of Missouri St. Louis. Hooks taught middle school math until she realized her passion for creative writing. Now she writes, teaches writing, and presents writing and inspirational programs to students, teachers, librarians and parents.

Hooks teaches pre-school through middle school students, and enjoys teaching writing to adult audiences. Using her own nonfiction books as examples Hooks explores the parts of a nonfiction book and leads students through the process of writing their own nonfiction.

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