We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

10500378_262707873915960_7744504931458226889_nAward-winning writer, artist, and educator, MARCUS LYONShas something to say to the world, and about the world. He does so in novels, screenplays, poetry, and creative essays published here and there around the world.

First of all, you simply cannot process him with a normal brain. He’s quite mad, but it might be madness brought on by genius, how would anyone know? We’re all a bit mad in varying degrees.

He is a monthly columnist for Boulder-based Rooster Magazine, daily astrology columnist for Higher Perspective, former columnist for The Ark Magazinean arts, entertainment, and culture publication, and his work has appeared in The Bark, New York Magazine, Westword, Babel, Over the Edge, Straylight, Shock TotemFreelancersUnion.org, in the fiction anthologies Pull the Trigger and Darker Times, and in the non-fiction anthology, Aging: An Apprenticeship, alongside authors Ursula Le Guin, Judy Blume, Kate Clinton, Gloria Steinem, David Bradley, Donald Hall, Hilary Mantel, Achy Obejas, and others.

See the source imageMarcus’s screenplays have been considered by some of the thoroughbreds of the film industry: James Cameron, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jim Carrey, Martin Scorsese, Ryan Reynolds, and James Franco, and mentored under prolific television writer Clyde Phillips (Nurse Jackie, Dexter, Suddenly Susan, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Police Story, Trapper John, M.D., and Feed the Beast).

He adapted and produced Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit, presented as a stage play, and has worked with numerous playwrights on various writing projects.

He is former editor for the Freelance Writers Organiztion International, education editor and writer for The Good Men Projectand associate editor for Spiral Nature Magazine

He is owner and Creative Director for Barking Dog Media U.S.professional Hollywood script consultantwrote a television pilot that was the bastard child of Saturday Night Live and Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and writes comedy for several stand-up comics in the U.S.

He teaches creative writing, philosophy, and metaphysics at the high school and college levels, both online and in brick-and-mortar institutions. He is a poet-in-residence with the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Poetry Out Loud program, and teaching artist with the same organization. Prior to moving to North Dakota, he was writer-in-residence for Colorado Humanities’ Writers in the Schools program.

He has been a radio and television writer and personality, fitness coach, 9-1-1 operator, waiter, cook, personal trainer to the stars, exotic dancer, courier, camp counselor, private investigator, paralegal, nightclub and underground DJ, night club owner, and a number of other sundry occupations.

He holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s in Marketing & Communications.



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