Doug Cooper-Spencer is a novelist, essayist and short fiction writer living in Cincinnati. He is the author of two novels, ‘This Place of Men’ and ‘People Like Us’, (books I and II of the ‘Place of Men Trilogy’) as well as a short story for Amazon Shorts (Bad Damon). He has also just finished his most recent story, ‘The Wounded Gardner’.
His writings and numerous articles have appeared in anthologies, reference books ('Carry the Word'), magazines and online sites including his blog: The View From Here (www.Dougcooperspencer.Blogspot.Com) and at his Face Book page. In 2006 Doug was nominated by Clik Magazine as one of the ‘Elite 25’ black gay writers.
Currently, he serves as in-house lecturer at the Cincinnati branch of The National Urban League’s Leadership Training Forum, and The University of Cincinnati. Doug is also producer of The Eyes Open Festival and President of The Eyes Open Festival Organization, a non-profit organization that uses the arts in the black LGBT community to educate and inspire all communities to wellness. He also appears in the award winning 1996 documentary, “All God’s Children”, a film that looks at the role of black gays and the black church.
Currently, Doug is at work on the third book of the 'Place of Men Trilogy' as well as a screenplay. Join us in discussing that and much more.
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