NEW PUBLICATION IN THe WORKS!
In celebration of Mary Shelley's incption of Frankenstein we will be publishign a collection of short "monster stories." Deadline for receiving submissions is June 16. For more information go to Monster Stories.
UPCOMING SPRING 2016 CLASSES!
I will be teaching more courses at the Multnomah Arts Center this fall. Below is the course description.
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.
1048587 Tu. 7 - 9 pm Apr. 5 - May 24 $152 [8 classes]
Writing the Ten-Minute Play Ages 16 & Up
Discover the art of playwriting and create a ten-minute play from scratch. Experiment with various forms of theater—if you can imagine it, you can put it on the stage! See how your words look dramatized. Delve into topics such as characterization, plot, dialogue, and more through in-class exercises. Come out of the course with confidence and a finished script.
All levels welcome.
1048685 Mon. 7 - 9 pm Apr. 4 - May 23 $152 [8 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).