It was Oliver Mayer’s birthday yesterday, and luckily our class with him is on Mondays, and so we got him a cupcake.

I mean, it was the freaking LEAST we could do. I think we all agree that he’s just been an astounding teacher, surprising us each week with stories and insights and philosophies that not only made us do our best work so far, but made us love doing it.

I’m so happy and excited about the play that I’ve written, and I could never have written it outside his class. I know of that for a fact.

So I’m very grateful to have him as a teacher, very privileged to be in this MFA program, super excited about our next class with him in the fall, and dearly hoping that he’s not the type to periodically Google himself.

If he is, though, hi Oliver. *waves*