UPCOMING FALL 2015 CLASS!
I will be teaching another course at the Multnomah Arts Center this fall. Below is the course description.
Should you have questions contact me HERE.
Fiction Writing Ages 16 & 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. Class focus will be on writing fiction for novels, though all fiction writers are welcome.
Class Activity #1035803 Tu. 7-9 pm Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 $133 [7 classes] Michael Cooper
Want to sign-up? Call the Multnomah Arts Center at 503-823-3187.
For more informatioin on the Multnomah Arts Center, 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).