Mack at Fall for the Book in Fairfax, VA

Fall For The Book, the best literary festival in the world (what?), is starting, and many of my life roles come together! Here is a schedule of where I will be in the next week in official capacity as author, gallery curator, and small press editor.
Sunday, September 25, 3:00 p.m.
Sherwood Center: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA.
Gazing Grain Press book launch for Brianna Low’s Drift, also featuring Kelly Lorraine Andrews
Wednesday, September 28, 3:00 p.m.
Fenwick Library, GMU campus, Fairfax
main reading room (2001)
Call and Response Artist and Writers’ Discussion
The gallery show, an annual exhibition from the School or Art and the MFA program in creative writing, is up in Fenwick Gallery (in the new wing, on the first floor, by the circulation desk) from today until October 30. This year we’ve put our collaborative show together in conversation with The 100th Meridian Project, an interdisciplinary arts and science performance, which will be happening on Thursday the 29th at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Theater.
Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.
Epicure Café, 11104 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030
Poets Night Out with M. Mack, J.K. Daniels, and Nancy K. Pearson
This event means the world to me. Dream come true.
And finally, I will also definitely be attending ***PATRICIA HILL COLLINS*** on Tuesday the 27th at 1:30 pm in Research 163 and Natalie Diaz and Oliver Bendorf on Thursday the 29th at 6:00 p.m. at George’s in the Johnson Center (both on GMU Fairfax campus).

Mack at AWP 2016 in LA

I’ll be in Los Angeles next week for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference. I’m still working out where I’ll be other than these times, but here is my official list!

Thursday, March 31, 3 to 5 pm
Signing Theater of Parts at Sundress Publications bookfair table 1438

Thursday, March 31, 7 to 9 pm
City Tavern Downtown Los Angeles
735 S Figueroa St Los Angeles CA 90017

Thursday, March 31, 9 to 10 pm
Reading from Theater of Parts at
The Lexington
129 E. 3rd St Los Angeles CA 90013

Friday, April 1, 2:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Gazing Grain Press bookfair table, George Mason University booth 708

Saturday, April 2, 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Gazing Grain Press bookfair table, George Mason University booth 708

I’ll have copies of Theater of Parts, Traveling, and Imaginary Kansas with me. If you want to meet up, let me know!
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Knoxville mini-tour: Pop-up Poetry, Monsterworks Workshop, SAFTA Reading Series

This weekend February 6 through 8, Sarah Ann Winn and I will be on a mini tour of Knoxville, Tennessee thanks to Sundress Academy for the Arts and Sundress Publications!

On Friday, we will participate in the Dirty Laundry First Friday Reception at Paulk+Co. The event features the photography of Diane Corey, community arts projects from KnoxKnowHow and Breaststrokes Knoxville, and, of course, pop-up poetry from SAFTA.

originalOn Saturday, we will give a writing workshop at SAFTA. In Monsterworks: Hybrid Genres and Revision, we will explore collage, remix, and a little bit of book arts to revise stuck projects in any genre and to create new pieces. We did a mini-sode of the SAFTAcast to talk about the workshop and…other things. A lot of other things.

On Sunday, we will join Artress Bethany White in the SAFTA Reading Series at The Birdhouse.

This weekend is the launch of Sarah’s chapbook from Sundress Publications, Portage. My full-length collection Theater of Parts is forthcoming from Sundress in 2016. I’m so excited for this trip and to hang out with the wonderful folks of SAFTA and Knoxville!

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Reading: Poets Tent at Court House Arts & Craft Beer Festival

I will be taking part in the Poets Tent at this weekend’s Court House Arts & Craft Beer Festival. The festival features beer, of course, and also musicians, food trucks, arts, and poets! The Poets Tent is curated & hosted by Meg Ronan and Dan Gutstein; the twenty-ish featured poets and writers will be active from 1 pm to 6 pm. Check out the poets here and the festival features here.  The festival takes place on Sunday, October 12th from noon to 7 pm at the municipal parking at the top of the Arlington Courthouse Metro. This will be a fun time!

Reading: The Inner Loop, May 13

The Inner Loop is a new reading series that I am unabashedly thrilled about. I recently watched an episode of some house show where a woman who really, really wanted to buy a historical farmhouse left presents on the porch each morning: home-canned jam, vase of fresh-cut flowers, platter of scones. I was sort of like this with The Inner Loop, but with tweets and emailed sweet nothings about how glad I was that they decided to exist.

Despite all that, I’ll be reading there on May 13! This is their second event after an awesome debut last month. I’m performing a feat of genre switching (which just comes down to naming) and reading as a fiction writer. Sweet. I’ll read some flash fiction prose poem things.

Interested in reading for this great new series? Submit some work for a five-minute feature to theinnerlooplit@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at:

The Madhatter in Dupont
1319 CONNECTICUT AVE NW,
WASHINGTON DC 20036

Here’s the full line-up:

Featured Reader:

Elizabeth Arnold

Fiction:
M. Mack
Daniel Beels
David Pfeferman

Poetry:
KC Stover
Matilda Young
Diana Smith Bolton

Nonfiction:
Clinton Herget
Jessie Rothwell
Courtney Sexton