Wood, (David) Ira

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WOOD, (David) Ira

WOOD, (David) Ira. American, b. 1950. Genres: Novels, Plays/ Screenplays. Career: Writer, director, actor, playwright, drama coordinator, and stage hand, 1972-77; writer-in-residence and playwright-in-residence at public schools in Massachusetts, 1977-; Meta Information Applications, technical writer, 1978-79; Coleco and Grolier Education Corp, software designer and author of interactive computer-based fiction, 1983-84; talk- show host, 1985-86; book critic, 1992-; writing workshops teacher; Leapfrog Press, editor and publisher, 1997-. Publications: The Kitchen Man (novel), 1985, (screenplay), 1987; Going Public (novel), 1991; (with M. Piercy) Storm Tide (novel), 1998; (with M. Piercy) So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and the Personal Narrative, 2001. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of short fiction to periodicals, author of poems and essays. STAGE PLAYS: It's Not the Bus, 1976; (with M. Piercy) The Last White Class: A Play about Neighborhood Terror, 1980; The Escape of Ellen Craft, MA, 1980; Dracula (adaption), 1981; (with S. Gould) The Wall (musical comedy); (with G. Bruskin) The Stolen Bicycle Blues. INTERACTIVE COMPUTER-BASED FICTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS: Treasure Hunter, 1984; Max Dublin's Treasure, 1984; Wacky Word Games, 1984; The Lost Dinosaur, 1985; Hospital, 1985; Farewell, Alaska!, 1985. Address: PO Box 1473, Wellfleet, MA 02667, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]