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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gerard Wozek  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1960 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Wozek was born in Chicago and raised in Aurora, Illinois. He currently resides in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gerard Wozek is a teacher and writer. Since 1994, he has been a Professor of English and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Robert Morris University Illinois. The courses he has taught include Introduction to Communication, Basic Composition and Rhetoric, Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, Comparative Contemporary Global Literature, and Film Studies. Wozek holds a B.A. in Communication from Loyola University of Chicago with a second major in Literature, an M.A. in Dramatic Theory from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.A. in Writing and Rhetoric from DePaul University. Wozek also holds a Certificate in Secondary Education from Loyola University of Chicago. Wozek is the author of the short story collection, ''Postcards from Heartthrob Town''. His debut book of poems, ''Dervish'' won the Gival Press Poetry Book Award. His work has appeared in many anthologies and journals.

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-- Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, 2003 Gival Press Poetry Award for ''Dervish''