Irwin R. Lewis

Irwin Ray Lewis wrote and produced the independent feature film Nobody Rides for Free and the short film The Blair Bitch Project. A play he co-wrote, Unrelenting Dreams, was produced at Western Oregon State College, and his one-act play Responsible Men was produced at the University of Southern California, where he earned his Masters Degree in Professional Writing. Irwin's experiences growing up in the seventies drug culture in rural Oregon, surviving four years in the Marine Corps (with an honorable discharge) and working for Larry Flynt as a web designer during the internet bust all worked their way into his short stories, novels and nonfiction. His work never failed to make people laugh, wince when it hit a nerve, and think more clearly about their world. He died in 2003.