Laurence Overmire reads “An Actor Prepared”, a poem from his new book, “Gone Hollywood”, part six the ongoing Writers Read series. Overmire is a former professional actor and now poet. This segment also features music by Todd Barton, resident composer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Barton composed the music for OSF’s Language Archive. Overmire’s book was released May 14 at the Singer Hill Cafe.

Writers Read 6

Laurence Overmire began his career as an actor, studying theatre throughout college and graduate school. He has acted in New York, Hollywood, and elsewhere across the country, taking on everything from Shakespeare to soap operas. Overmire turned to poetry to create what he calls “a diary in art”. In his poetry, Overmire says he aims to take on many voices and styles, and to write accessibly, yet deeply. You can purchase “Gone Hollywood” online from Indelible Mark Publishing.

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