Gary Earl Ross and The Writer's Den

Gary Earl Ross

Professor Emeritus, University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (UB/EOC).
555 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Ujima Company Resident Playwright, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Public Radio Essayist, Popular Culture Scholar, Speaker,
Writing Workshop Leader, Editor and Manuscript Consultant, Occasional Actor.
The Writer's Den, 228 Highgate Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215, (716)308-0807


The Just Buffalo Literary Center workshop Gary leads has resumed. For information and registration, contact Just Buffalo at (716)832-5400.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Having been selected a Playwrights' Platform festival favorite, The Mark of Cain, Gary's new courtroom drama, will have a full production at the 2nd Street Theater in Bend, Oregon, next season. Inspired by the landmark Ossian Sweet murder case, during which Clarence Darrow defended a black Detroit doctor and his family on murder charges after they defended their home against a white mob, The Mark of Cain, like Inherit the Wind, is historical but not history. In defending Dr. Ossian Cain, attorney Charles Durham raises a question fundamental in our divisive political atmosphere: What does one have to do to be accepted as American? Interested theater companies should contact the playwright at

ANNOUNCEMENT: Gary will direct Katori Hall's The Mountaintop for Subversive Theatre (255 Great Arrow in Buffalo), running January 23 - March 1, 2014. Set at the Lorraine Motel, this widely praised play is a provocative account of the last night of Martin Luther King, Jr.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Gary has accepted a role in the May 2014 New Phoenix Theatre (95 Johnson Park in Buffalo) production of A.R. Gurney's Buffalo Gal.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Writer's Den has just published WordCraft, A Concise Handbook for the Everyday Writer. WordCraft is a compact guide for the writer intimidated by 800+ page grammar tomes. This handbook offers simplified explanations of basic grammar, systematic tips for producing the best writing possible, and an introduction to creative writing techniques that make everyday writing shine. At just 100 pages, WordCraft is especially useful for students who must compose essays, workers and others required to produce reports, and the ordinary person who dreams of writing stories or poetry.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Writer's Den has just published Queen City Flash, a collection of flash fiction by Buffalo area writers.

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Last Updated November 13, 2013