Erik Cork

Nationally Recognized Writing Consultant

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Erik Cork is a nationally recognized writing consultant. He is the creator of the lively workshop entitled Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation, as well as the founder of International Write Now, Inc. He is a former writing instructor for the University of Houston's BRIDGE and MESET (Minority Enrichment Summer Engineering Training) programs, as well as a former writer-in-residence for the nationally–acclaimed WITS (Writers-In-The-Schools) organization. Mr. Cork has conducted writing workshops for more than 300,000 students, parents and professional educators, representing over 250 school districts and universities throughout the United States and beyond.

He has presented seminars showcasing a wealth of English/Language Arts essential skills at major educational conferences, including the National Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the National Association for Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the Texas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TEX-TESOL), the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), the Association of Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET), the Virginia Elementary Principal's Association and the Texas Middle School Association (TMSA). Mr. Cork was given the prestigious honor of being a featured speaker for the annual Asa G. Hilliard, III, Ed. D. Seminar held at the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) conference in Washington, D.C.. Mr. Cork was appointed to serve on a national 'Musication' committee, chaired and organized by world-renowned musician extraordinaire and peacemaker, Stevie Wonder.

As a former feature editor for Houston Style magazine, Mr. Cork published interviews he conducted with Susan Taylor, Editor-In-Chief of Essence Magazine, as well as actress/talk show healer & living legend Oprah Winfrey. Constantly an advocate for children, Mr. Cork was named Community Volunteer of the Year by the Fort Bend School District of Texas.

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