NEW PUBLICATION IN THe WORKS!
As a homage to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we will be creating an online magazine focusing on the "monster story." For more information go to Monster Stories.
UPCOMING FALL 2016 CLASSES!
I will be teaching more courses at the Multnomah Arts Center this fall. Below is the course description.
Script Polishhing for the Playwright Ages 18 & Up
Do you have a script that needs a bit of work before you submit it or produce it for Fertile Ground? We will read and analyze scripts, discussing how to most effectively edit and enhance them. We will also explore staging techniques, venues, how to find actors and directors, and the rehearsal/production process. All levels.
1061088 Sat. 10 am - 12 pm Oct. 15 - Nov. 17 (5 classes)
Fiction Writing Ages 18 & Up
Do you have a story to tell? Have you dreamt up characters that you want to write more about? Do you want to use your imagination to create fictional worlds? Whether you have great ideas for stories but no idea how to start telling them, or drafts of stories you’ve written that don’t quite feel finished, this workshop is for you. Together, we’ll explore how language, character, and narrative structure work in each other’s writing as well as in published works. All levels.
1060954 Tu. 7 - 9 pm Oct. 4 - Dec. 6 $152 [10 classes]
Should you have questions contact me HERE.
Want to sign-up? Call the Multnomah Arts Center at 503-823-3187.
For more informatioin on the Multnomah Arts Center, click HERE.
THE CHATEAU PROJECT!
A great and grand new endeavor--The Chateau Project is a newly established writer and artist retreat. To learn more about The Chateau Project and how you can help and get involved just click HERE. Thank you!
POETRY COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE
Circumnavigating the Archipelago of Desire, a collection of poems, is now available on Amazon.
If interested in purchasing please click HERE.
A few companies directors have been kind enough to send some production photos to me. Want to see them? Of course you do! So click HERE!
ABOUT ME, M. THOMAS COOPER
I am a novelist, playwright, and Portland Area Theatre Alliance board member residing in Portland, Oregon.
I received my undergraduate degree from Portland State University, where I worked on the college's newspaper, The Daily Vanguard. During my career at The Vanguard I edited, wrote news and A&E articles, and had a sports column (Cooper's Town).
In 2008 my first novel, 42, was published by Ooligan Press, the university press at Portland State.
My play, Tongue, Tied, was presented at the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays, which led to a collection, Tongue, Tied and Other Short Plays, being published by Samuel French. Numerous other plays have been presented here and there across the country.
I have traveled extensively throughout Europe (mostly via bike), been a category 3 bike racer for many years, and served on the Willamette Writers board of directors.
I hope you enjoy the site and my writings. Should you have questions or comments please feel free to contact.
p.s.--Should you be producing a play, I would love to receive a photo or two or a dozen (jpgs please) and info regarding the production. Thanks.
Humana Festival 2008:Myself, Elain Jarvik (Dead Right), and Michael Lew (In Paris You Will Find Many Baguettes but Only One True Love).