Ongoing Intensive Writing Workshop

Ongoing Intensive Writing Workshop
by Oliver Mayer

Oliver Mayer leads an ongoing writing workshop. Playwrights, screenwriters, novelists, poets, short story writers, and journalists were all welcome to start with any next session.

Oliver Mayer is the author of “Blade to the Heat,” which premiered at the Public Theatre, with subsequent productions in San Francisco, Chicago, and Mexico City; “Joe Louis Blues,” which was shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Atlanta; “Conjunto,” developed at the Sundance Lab and presented at the Mark Taper Forum New Work Festival; “Ragged Time,” a work which has been widely seen and is anthologized in “Out of the Fringe (TC 2000)”; and “Joy of the Desolate,” which premiered in Chicago and was produced at Cal Arts. His other plays include, “The Road to Los Angeles,” “Young Valiant,” “Bold as Love,” “Laws of Sympathy,” “The Righting Moment,” and “Dias y Flores.” Mayer, who is an Assistant Professor of Dramatic Writing at the University of Southern California’s School of Theatre, is the recipient of a Gerbode Grant, which he used to write the libretto to “America Tropical,” a new opera composed by David Conte which will premiere in 2006. He is a graduate of Cornell and Columbia Universities, and attended Worcester College, Oxford. His literary archives can be accessed through Stanford University Libraries.

This ongoing workshop was held the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in Westwood. IWOSC members $30 per month; Non-members: $40 per month.