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Peter Cook

Peter S. Cook is an internationally-reputed Deaf performing artist whose works incorporate American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement. Peter has traveled extensively around the country and abroad with the Flying Words Project to promote ASL Literature with Kenny Lerner since 1986. Peter has appeared in Live from Off Center's "Words on Mouth" (PBS) and" United States of Poetry" (PBS) produced by Emmy winner Bob Holman. Peter teaches in the ASL-English Interpretation department at Columbia College Chicago, where he received the 1997 Excellence in Teaching award. In 1998, Peter also set up a video production company called PC Production.

Peter was featured nationally in festivals such as the Jonesboro National Storytelling Festival, Oklahoma City Winter Tales, Illinois Storytelling Festival, Indiana Hoosier Storytelling Festival, Eugene Oregon Multi-Cultural Festival, and The Deaf Way II at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. Peter was invited to the White House to join the National Book Festival in 2003. Internationally, Peter has worked with Deaf storytellers/poets in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Japan. 

Peter also loves to tell stories to his son. 

Peter Cook, wearing a fedora, blows a cloud of dust out of his hand.