Monday April 28, 2014: KPFA Radio, Hear Denny Smithson interview Mary Mackey live about her new collection of poetry Travelers With No Ticket Home on his literary show Cover to Cover. TIME: 3:00 pm Pacific Time. PLACE: KPFA Radio 94.1 FM. Podcast: http://kpfa.org/podcast/pod.php?show_id=27
Sunday May 4, 2014, Berkeley, CA: Mary Mackey reads from Travelers With No Ticket Home. This reading will be the West Coast launch of Mary Mackey’s new collection of poetry Travelers With No Ticket Home (Marsh Hawk Press, 2014). We will also be celebrating PEGAPALOOZA, the 45th Anniversary of the founding of Pegasus, one of the Bay Area’s great independent Bookstores. TIME: 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704. Free and open to the public.
Saturday June 14, 2014, Pleasant Hill,CA CA: Mary Mackey talks about “How To Travel Like A Writer.” The Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club has invited Mary to speak to them about how traveling like a writer can make trips more interesting and exciting. She will address topics such as “How Travel Can Give You Ideas,” and “Why You Photos of Paris Will Be Like No One Else’s. TIME: 11:30 am (lunch); PLACE: Zio Fraedo’s Italian & Continental Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523,(925) 933-9091,
Monday August 25, 2014, Sacramento, CA: Hear Mary Mackey read from Travelers With No Ticket Home at the Sacramento Poetry Center. TIME: 7:30 PM; PLACE: 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA (at the corner of 25th and R).
Sunday September 7, 2014, Berkeley, CA: Mary Mackey reads her poetry at the Art House. TIME: 5:00 to 7:00 pm. PLACE: The Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705. Mary’s reading is part of the Poetry Unbound Series curated by Richard Loranger, Carla Brundage, and Clive Matson. There will be a brief open mic.
Saturday September 21, 2014, Berkeley, CA: Poets Mary Mackey and Dale Jensen read their poetry in the Alta Solano LIT OUT LOUD series. TIME: 7:15 pm. PLACE: Folk & Fine Art Gallery, 1861-A Solano Ave., Berkeley (in the small alleyway just above Pegasus Books).
Thursday, April 18, 2014, Chicago, IL: Poetry In Red Dress. Taking inspiration from the poetry and poetic manifestos of Muriel Rukeyser and Gertrude Stein, four contemporary poets Karren LaLonde Alenier (Chevy Chase, MD), Mary Mackey (San Francisco, CA), Evelyn Posamentier (San Francisco, CA), and Margo Taft Stever (Sleepy Hollow, NY) weave together the words of Rukeyser, and Stein with their own current day work presented as a collaborative 60-minute reading performance. Keying off the homophone redress, Poetry in Red Dress means to set the record straight about the power of women’s poetry and the social justice needed by women taking a stand for their beliefs and ways of working in the world. This theatrical style program includes solo and in unison readings along with a poem presented as a round. TIME: 1:15 to 2:45. PLACE: PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) Conference. Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. Open to the Public.
Sunday April 13, 2014, New York, NY: Hear Mary read poems from Travelers With No Ticket Home in the Great Weather For Media Spoken Word Sundays Series. With poet Joan Gelfand TIME: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PLACE: The Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002. In addition to the featured readers, there will be an open mic.
Friday April 11, 2014, New York, NY: PUBLICATION OF MARY MACKEY’S NEW POETRY COLLECTION TRAVELERS WITH NO TICKET HOME. Mary invites you to join her to celebrate the publication of Travelers With No Ticket Home at a poetry reading and party sponsored by Marsh Hawk Press. TIME: 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Poets House (Upstairs), 10 River Terrace, New York NY 20182.
Saturday April 5, 2014, Oakland, CA: Mary Mackey reads Environmental Poetry. With Joan Gelfand, Al Young, Kim McMillon, Genny Lim, Sharon Doubiago, Claire Ortalda, and Floyd Salas. TIME: 2:00 to 5:00 pm. PLACE: Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618. Free and open to the public.
Sunday March 30, 2014, San Francisco, CA: Presentation of the Mary Mackey Short Story Prize. The Mary Mackey Short Story Prize is one of the awards annually presented to outstanding writers at the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition Awards Ceremony. TIME: 1:00 pm. PLACE: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street (Civic Center), San Francisco, CA. Free and open to the public.
Friday February 14, 2014, San Francisco CA: Hear Mary Mackey read from her new collection of poetry Travelers With No Ticket Home at the 10th Annual San Francisco Writers Conference. Travelers With No Ticket Home will be published by Marsh Hawk Press on April 11, 2014, so this will be a sneak preview of Mary’s new poems. Mary will be reading with Peg Alford Pursell, Cedar Sigo, and Aya de Leon. There will be music by Michael Zapruder (Pink Thunder). This event is free and open to the public. TIME: 8:00 pm. PLACE: California Room, Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. Hosted by bookbaby. MC Chris Robley.
Friday February 14, 2014, San Francisco, CA: As part of the San Francisco Writers Conference, Mary Mackey will be appearing on two panels to discuss the nature and future of poetry. 2:00 to 2:45: Are Poets Better Off Now Than 200 Years Ago? (the answer may surprise you). 5:00 – 5:45 Cross Training: Using Poetry to Empower Your Prose. With writers Chris Robley, Cedar Sigo, Brian Felsen, Aya de Leon, Richard Loranger, and Andy Jones. PLACE: Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.
Tuesday November 12, 2013, San Francisco CA: Hear Mary Mackey read with other contributors to the anthology The Understanding Between Foxes and Light. Mary will read new poems including her environmental poem which appears in the anthology. TIME: 8:00 pm. PLACE: Downstairs @ 998 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110. Phone:(415) 374-7048.
Thursday November 14, 2013, Berkeley CA: Hear Mary Mackey read with other contributors to the anthology The Understanding Between Foxes and Light. Mary will read new poems including her environmental poem which appears in the anthology. TIME: 8:00 pm. PLACE: Art House Gallery and Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 . Phone: 510-472-3170
Saturday November 16, 2013, Sacramento CA. Hear Mary Mackey read from her ground-breaking eco-feminist novel Immersion and poems from her award-winning collection Sugar Zone. Crossroads Reading Series. TIME: 3:00 pm. PLACE: Center for Contemporary Art, 1519 19th St Sacramento, CA 95811. Phone: (916) 498-9811. With Lucy Corin. Hosted by Trina Drotrar
Wednesday November 20, 2013, Seattle WA: Hear Mary Mackey read with other contributors to the anthology The Understanding Between Foxes and Light. Mary will read new poems including her environmental poem which appears in the anthology. Breadline Reading Series. TIME: 7:00 pm. PLACE: Vermillion Gallery, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle WA 98122. Phone (206) 709-9797.
Friday November 8, 2013, Capitola CA: Capitola Book Cafe will host a party celebrating the release of Catamaran Literary Magazine’s fourth issue at 7 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013. A reception will be followed by presentations by poets, writers, and artists included in Issue Four, featuring Los Angeles poet Sholeh Wolpe, Northern California poet Mary Mackey, and Santa Cruz poet Dan Phillips. Address: Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010. Phone 831 462 4415.
Tuesday October 1, 2013, San Francisco CA. Join Mary Mackey and three other WNBA-San Francisco Chapter members – all with newly released novels – who will explore the “Ties That Bind: Relationships and Feminine Identity.” Moderated by Patricia Davis, author of Diva Doctrine. Mary will read from her recently released novel Immersion along with Meg Waite Clayton author of Wednesday Daughters, Tracy Guzeman author of The Gravity of Birds, and Amanda McTigue author of Going to Solace. Enjoy FREE wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win one of the authors’ books. Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Place: Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA. Free wine and hors d’oeuvres and a chance to win the author’s books.
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA), a dynamic group for readers and writers, was established in 1917, before women in America even had the right to vote. A broad-based nonprofit organization with members across the country, WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of books.
Saturday September 28, 2013, Berkeley CA: Hear Mary Mackey read her poetry twice at the 18th Berkeley Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival. TIMES AND PLACES: 9:45 am, Strawberry Creek Walk, and again at 12:45 pm on the Main Stage, Civic Center Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA (near Berkeley BART station).
Saturday September 28, 2013, Pacifica CA. Hear Mary Mackey read at the Oceana Art Gallery 100 Thousand Poets For Change Event with California Poet Laureate Emeritus Al Young, and Linda E. Norton. TIME: 4:30 pm. PLACE: Oceana Art Gallery, 150 Eureka Square, Pacifica, CA 94044. Phone: (650) 733-7029.
Saturday September 21, 2013, Santa Rosa CA: Hear Mary Mackey read from her award-winning poetry collection Sugar Zone at the Sonoma County Book Festival. TIME: 11:00 am. PLACE: Santa Rosa Junior College, Bertolini Student Center Lobby, 1501 Mendocino Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Saturday September 21, 2013, Santa Rosa CA: Check out the poster for Mary Mackey’s reading at the Sonoma County Book Festival and see what other poets will be reading.TIME: 11:00 am. PLACE: Santa Rosa Junior College, Bertolini Student Center Lobby, 1501 Mendocino Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95401
San Francisco, Monday June 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Mary Mackey will read new poems and poems from her prize-winning collection Sugar Zone. Open mic after
reading. Free and open to the public. This is part of the regular Caveat Lector reading series hosted by
Where: Arte Internationale Gallery and Art Lounge
963 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94113
San Francisco, Saturday June 29, 2013 4:15-5:00 pm
Litquake digilit.com Publishing Conference Panel Mary Mackey will talk about “How Digital Has Changed Authors’ Lives.” Other panelists are Keith Devlin,
Chris Colin, David Duncan and Denise Sullivan (moderator)