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A Day of Writing and Remembering Professor Jennifer Cook



The RIC community remembers the late Jennifer Cook, associate professor of English and secondary education, for the passion, power and joy she had for writing. Cook died suddenly on March 14, 2014, at age 43.

On Friday, April 25, 2-5 p.m. at the Faculty Center Main Dining Room, a writing marathon will be held in Cook’s honor, sponsored by RIC’s English and educational studies departments and the Rhode Island Writing Project. 

Participants will begin by writing outdoors, weather permitting, and then visit campus sites that are reminders of Cook. They will reconvene at 4 p.m. at the Faculty Center to read their writings. The event is open to all.

Cook, who taught at RIC for 10 years, received her B.A. from American University and her M.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was also executive director of the Rhode Island Writing Project, a program at the college that aims to improve reading and writing in the state and that trains young teachers. The project organizes an annual summer writing camp for students and a summer institute to teach writing.

For more information on the writing marathon, contact the English Department at 456-8028.