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Gary Earl Ross

Gary Earl Ross, American writing educator. Certified English teacher, New York. Local Incentive Funding Test fellow for fiction Buffalo Arts Council, 1989; recipient Excellence award New York State/United University Professions, 1990, Artist of Year Arts Council, 2003, Saltonstall Foundation grant.

Background

  • Ross, Gary Earl was born on August 12, 1951 in Buffalo. Son of Earl Ross and Marlene (Edwards) Anderson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1973. Master of Arts in Humanities, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1975.

    Career

    • Secondary English teacher Buffalo Public Schools, 1973-1976, Canisius High School, Buffalo, 1976-1977. Writing instructor Educational Opportunity Center State University of New York, 1977—1994, associate professor, 1994—2003, professor, since 2003. Writing instructor Upward Bound State University of New York, Buffalo, summers since 1980, acting director, summer 1984.

      Presenter in field, United States, Canada, Europe, since 1975. Reader various professional fiction readings, since 1985. Board directors Just Buffalo Literacy Center.

    Major achievements

    • Certified English teacher, New York.

    Works

    • Matter of Intent
    • WINNER of THE 2005 EDGAR AWARD for DRAMA from MYSTERY WRITERS of AMERICA, WINNER of THE 2005 EMANUEL FRIED AWARD for OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY, and a 2009 SELECTION for the NAAA PLAY READING FESTIVAL in London.
    • Nickel City Nights
    • Nickel City Nights is a collection of erotic writing--poetry and prose--from some of the finest writers in Buffalo and Western New York.
    • Murder Squared
    • Murder Squared-the play the Buffalo News called "a most entertaining evening of theater.

    Membership

    Board directors Ujima Theatre Company, 2005—2007. Member Niagara Erie Writers (chairman board directors 1987-1989), Just Buffalo, Inc. (fiction resident 1987, 92, board directors 2003-2009), Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (board member, president 2006-2007, film chair, comics chair), United University Professions, Association Teaching Artists (board directors 2003-2006).

    Personality

    Interests

    Computers, literature.

    Connections

    • Married Katharyn Ellen Ketter, December 23, 1970 (divorced 1993). Children: Colleen, Timothy, David. Married Patrice Lynette Cox, August 14, 1999, (divorced 2008).

      Children: Cody, Madelynne.
    • father: Earl Ross Anderson
    • mother: Marlene (Edwards) Anderson
    • spouses: Katharyn Ellen Ketter
    • Patrice Lynette Cox
    • children: Colleen Ross
    • Timothy Ross
    • David Ross
    • Cody Ross
    • Madelynne Ross
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    Born August 12, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      State University of New York
    • 1975
      State University of New York
    • 1973 - 1976
      Secondary English teacher, Buffalo Public Schools
    • 1976 - 1977
      Secondary English teacher, Buffalo Public Schools
      Buffalo, New York, United States