Wednesday September 6, 2017, Oakland CA: Mary reads poems from her forthcoming collection The Culling (Marsh Hawk Press, Fall 2018) as part of the Pandemonium Press series, which has recently relocated from the Spice Monkey to the wonderful Octopus Literary Salon. Time: 7 to 9 pm. Place: Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170, Oakland, CA 94612. Come to hear the poets and sign up for the Open Mic.
Saturday September 23, 2017, Sebastopol, CA: Join me for the kick-off reading for Know Me Here – An Anthology of Poetry by Women, edited by Katherine Hastings. Poets in this incredible anthology include:
Devreaux Baker, Ellen Bass, Elizabeth Bradfield, Janine Canan, Maxine Chernoff, Susan Cohen, Elizabeth J. Coleman, Gillian Conoley, Lucille Lang Day, Sharon Doubiago, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Camille Dungy, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Sandy Eastoak, Terry Ehret, Annie Finch, Molly Fisk, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Judy Halebsky, Elizabeth Herron, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Jodi Hottel, Maya Khosla, Lynn Knight, Danusha Lamerìs, Kathleen Lynch, Mary Mackey, Colleen McElroy, Jane Mead, Toni Mirosevich, Rusty Morrison, Gwynn O’Gara, Connie Post, Kim Shuck, Hannah Stein, Melissa Stein, Jennifer K. Sweeney, Julia Vose, Laura Walker, Gillian Wegener, Arisa White, Toni Wilkes, Leonore Wilson, Kathleen Winter and Pui Ying Wong. How can you possible miss this event! TIME: 7 PM. PLACE: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA.
(More Events Coming Soon: New York, San Francisco, and maybe Rio. Please stay tuned.)
Tuesday April 25, 2017, Oakland CA: In celebration of National Poetry Month Mary will read her poetry at the Montclair Library along with poets Sheryl Bize Boutte (MC), Grace Marie Grafton, Stewart Florsheim, Katayoon Zandvakili, Ralph Dranow, and Grace Morizawa. Time: 6 to 8 pm. Place: Montclair Branch, Oakland Public Library, 1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland 94611. Phone: 510-482-7810. Free and open to the public.
Sunday March 25, 2017, Mary and Director/Scriptwriter Renee De Palma will speak at the Women’s National Book Association’s annual Pitch o’ Rama on the topic: “From Page to Screen: How to Turn Your Novel into a Screenplay.” Time: 12:00 to 12:30 pm. Place: The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St #8, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Sunday, March 5, 2017, San Francisco, CA: Mary presents the 2017 Mary Mackey Short Story Awards at the Keats Soul Making Competition Awards Ceremony. Hosted by Eileen Malone. Time: 1:00 pm Place: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Free and open to the public.
On Friday, February 17, 2017, San Francisco, CA: Mary will be at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference taking part in three panels: “Now Is the Best Time to Write Poetry;” “Taking Readers to Other Worlds” (Science Fiction and Fantasy); and “Creating Settings Worth Seeing.”
Friday, February 10, 2017: Hear New Dimensions Radio founder Justine Willis Toms interview Mary in a wide-ranging conversation that will include descriptions of the peaceful Goddess-worshiping cultures of Stone Age Europe as they are portrayed in Mary’s most recent novel The Village of Bones. Time: 1:00 pm. Place: KALW 91.7 FM (San Francisco Bay Area) and on public radio stations world-wide (click here to find the station closest to you).
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Oakland CA: Mary reads in the Pandemonium Press Series to celebrate the Day of the Dead. TIME: 6:30 pm. PLACE: Spice Monkey Cafe, 1268 Webster St., Oakland Ca.
November 9, 7:00 PM: Time Tested Books hosts the Sacramento launch of the paperback edition of Mary Mackey’s new novel The Village of Bones as a celebration of Mary’s 40 years involvement in the Sacramento literary community. Reading with Mary are Sacramento poets Tim Kahl, Susan Kelly DeWitt, Joshua McKinney, Mary Zeppa, and Trina Drotar. Address: Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95811 (Between L and K)
Friday, November 11, 2016, San Francisco CA: Mary joins Great Weather for MEDIA authors for a reading at the Beat Museum in North Beach to celebrate the publication of Great Weather’s new anthology The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker. TIME: 7:00 pm. PLACE: Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133.
Friday, November 18, 2016, Portland OR: A celebration of Great Weather for MEDIA’s new 2016 anthology The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker. Mary will read with Great Weather authors and editors Jane Ormerod, Richard Loringer, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, and others. TIME: 7 P.M. PLACE: Another Read Through Books, 3932 North Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR.
October 25 – November 8, THE WELL Inkwell.vue Conference (Online): WELL member Phil Catalfo interviews Mary about The Village of Bones and invites readers to weigh in with questions and comments. The WELL is usually a membership only group, but this 2 week, on-going interview is open to and viewable by everyone. To be admitted to Inkwell.vue and have your comments posted to the conversation, email the hosts at http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/participate.html
Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Mary will discuss The Village of Bones with members of North Oakland Village. Hosted by Alta Gerrey. Time: 2 PM. Place: North Oakland Village Office, 2501 Harriston St. Oakland, CA. Limited to members of North Oakland Village.
October 10-14, 2016: Guest speaker in Professor Mara Keller’s course “Women’s Visionary Fiction and Poetry Part I.” California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. Required reading Mary Mackey’s Travelers With No Ticket Home and The Year the Horses Came. Online course. Limited to officially enrolled CIIS students.
Monday, October 10, 2016, Visionary Fiction Alliance Website: Mary’s guest post “Using Creative Trance To Write Visionary Fiction” goes live at 8:00 am PST.
Saturday, October 8, 2016, San Francisco CA: Major Author Event: Celebrate WNBA National Reading Group Month and Kick off San Francisco Litquake with bestselling authors Mary Mackey, Cara Black, Jessica Chiarella, Patricia V Davis, and Mary Volmer. Moderated by novelist Laurie R. King. Co-sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter and Litquake. FREE book club materials. Refreshments catered by Max’s Opera Cafe. TIME: 2:00 to 4:00 pm PLACE: Books, Inc, Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco CA. FREE and open to the Public.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, KDVS Radio 90.3 FM: Poet Andy Jones interviews Mary on “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour. 5:00 pm PST (available streaming and in Dr. Andy’s archives after the live show).
Saturday, September 24, 2016, Sacramento CA: Mary will join Sacramento poets at the Sacramento Poetry Center to celebrate the launch of the anthology Sacramento Voices IV. TIME: 12 noon – 4:00 pm. PLACE: Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, 25th and R Complex, Sacramento CA.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Berkeley, CA: Celebration of the paperback edition of The Village of Bones. Mary will read selections from The Village of Bones and sign books. There will be time to have fun, browse the books in one of the West Coast’s finest bookstores, and talk to interesting people. TIME: 5:30 to 7:00 pm. PLACE: University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA
Saturday, September 17, 2016, San Francisco CA: Synchronized Chaos Reading Series. Mary will read selections from The Village of Bones. TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm. PLACE: Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Thursday, September 15, 2016, San Francisco, CA: Mary will read selections from The Village of Bones and sign books at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco’s Mission District. TIME: 7:00 PM. PLACE: Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, September 11, 2016: Mary reads her poetry at the Valona Deli. This is the Valona Deli Second Sundays Poetry Series. Hosted by Connie Post. TIME: 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Valona Deli, 1323 Pamona Street, Crockett, CA.
August 14 – 22, 2016: Eurofurence 2016, Berlin, Germany: Mary Mackey and Dorothy Hearst will be Guests of Honor at Eurofurence, the largest Furry Con in Europe. Dorothy will do three presentations on her Wolf Chronicles. Mary will speak on “Shapeshifting in The Village of Bones,” and “How to Get Your Novel Published.”
Tuesday, July 5, 2016: Mary will be the guest speaker at the Left Coast Writers Literary Salon at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, CA, a world-renown community bookstore that has hosted major literary events for over forty years. Mary will talk to the Left Coast Writers about her new novel, The Village of Bones, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both traditional publishing and self-publishing. TIME: 7:00 PM. PLACE: Book Passage Bookstore,51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera CA. (415) 927-0960. Order your copy of The Village of Bones from Book Passage now by Clicking Here.
Sunday, May 22, 2016: Interested in the subject of Money and the Literary Arts? Mary joins Al Young and Lucha Corpi on a PEN Oakland Panel entitled “Working Writers.” Issues to be discussed include; Working Writers, undervalued, underpaid, unappreciated: this is the writer’s life. Is it worth it? Could it be any different? Should it be any different? Has the new technology changed the relationship between money and the literary arts? TIME: 12:30 to 1:45. PLACE: Oakland Book Festival, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA. Free and open to the public.
April 11-21, 2016: FREE Awaken Magic Summit. Mary will speak about her new novel The Village of Bones on April 15. Please note: Mary’s talk will be available for replay after the Summit. A number of other interesting speakers will also present on the topic of Awakening Magic. This is a free Teleseminar. To find out exact times and dates of specific speakers, visit the Awaken Magic website.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016: Mary reads from her new and collected poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. With poets Grace Marie Grafton; John Rowe; Sheryl J. Bize Boutte; Grace Morizawa; William Winston; and Carol Pingree. TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 pm. PLACE: Montclair Branch/Oakland Public Library, 1687 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94611. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 3, 2016: Mary hands out the Mary Mackey Short Story Award prizes to winners at the 24th annual Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition Award Ceremony. TIME: 1:00 pm. PLACE: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (Lower Level), 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. This is an Extended Community Arts Outreach Program of the National League of American PEN Woman. Free and open to the public.
Friday, April 1, 2016: Mary Mackey reads her poetry with Marsh Hawk Press poets Sharon Dolin, Tana Jean Welch, Sandy McIntosh, Jane Augustine, George Quasha, Christina Olivares, and Paul Pines. Moderated by Burt Kimmelman. This reading is a memorial to Marsh Hawk Press poet and book designer Claudia Carlson. TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. PLACE: Opulen Studio, 1309 South Flower Street, Los Angeles CA. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 2, 2016: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference: “California Poets Consider the Wider World,” Panel discussion and poetry reading. Mary Mackey, Alice Templeton, Lory Bedikian, Carol V. Davis, and Andrea Carter Brown read and discuss recent work that looks at areas of the world that are less frequently the subject of poetry: Siberia and Russia, Brazil, a remote corner of Southwest France, and the Armenian diaspora settled in California. Each explores how history influences the way she sees the world and how family stories are integral to this work. AWP Panel 163. TIME: 10:30 am to 11:45 am. PLACE: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 513. 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA. Only open to registered members of AWP Conference
Friday, February 12, 2016: Mary Mackey at San Francisco Writers Conference. PLACE: The Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco, 999 California Street. San Francisco, CA. TIMES of Mary’s Events as indicated below. Please note that these sessions are only open to registered conference attendees.
11:45 Now Is The Best Time To Write Poetry
2:00 Crowd Sourcing Your Poetry
3:45 Writing Historical Fiction
Book Parties, Sunday December 13 and Wednesday December 16, 2015: You’re invited to join me in Berkeley, California, on either Sunday December 13th or Wednesday December 16th to celebrate the launch of a new anthology of essays Foremothers of Women’s Spirituality: Elders and Visionaries co-edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter & Vicki Noble. I will be reading from my essay “My Muses: Glinda The Good, Merlin Stone, and Marija Gimbutas.” Others reading include Vicki Noble, Miriam Robbins Dexter, Starhawk, Luisah Teish, Judy Grahn, Joan Marler, Max Dashu, Karen Vogel, Z Budapest, Mara Keller, Musawa, Hallie Austen Inglehart, and Lydia Ruyle. There will be music and sacred rituals performed by Jennifer Berezan, Melanie Demore, Gina Breedlove, Evelie Posch, Arisika Razak, Carolyn Brandy, and Julie Felix.. TIME (Both evenings): 7:00 pm. PLACE: Rudramandir Center For Spiritual Healing, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA.Tickets $20. These major events sell out fast, so if you want to come, you need to buy your tickets now by clicking here.
Sunday, November 1, 2015, Seattle WA: Halloween is over. You’ve picked up the pieces of smashed pumpkin, stored your costume in the closet and eaten all your candy. Now come to Hugo House to hear Mary Mackey, Jane Ormerod, Richard Loranger, and other Great Weather for Media authors read from their work. TIME: 4:00 pm. PLACE: Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 24, 2015, Oakland, CA: Mary Mackey joins Lauren Marie Cappello, Paul Corman-Roberts, Cassandra Dallett, Wil Gibson, Jane Ormerod, and Floyd Salas at the Octopus Literary Salon for a reading to celebrate the publication of Great Weather For Media’s new anthology Before Passing an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond. Contributors include Edgar Oliver, Penny Arcade, Floyd Salas, Steve Dalachinsky, Jennifer Blowdryer, Joseph Keckler, and Rich Ferguson. The anthology also contains an interview with the legendary Anne Waldman conducted by Aimee Herman, author of meant to wake up feeling. TIME: 5:00 pm. PLACE: Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170, Oakland, CA 94659. Free and open to the public.
Monday, October 19, 2015, San Francisco, CA: Mary Mackey will read and discuss her work with the students in Professor Ingrid Keir’s class Introduction to Creative Writing. TIME: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. PLACE: San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132. Open only to students enrolled in the course.
Saturday, October 17, 2015, San Francisco CA: Celebrate Litquake San Francisco with Sharon Coleman and Mary Mackey who will read together in the Generations Series. TIME 6:00 pm to 7:00pm . PLACE: Skunk Funk, 302 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA (at 14th Street). Curated by Sandra Wassilie and Charles Kruger. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Oakland CA: Mary Mackey reads her poetry at the Spice Monkey Restaurant in Oakland as part of the Pandemonium Press Series “Our Beautiful Blue Planet.” Reading with her are Kirk Lumpkin, Patricia Bulitt, and Fred Dodsworth. Curated by Leila Rae. Time: 6:45 pm. Place: The Loft at the Spice Monkey Restaurant and Bar, 628 Webster Street, Oakland (at 17th St, 2 1/2 blocks from the 19th Street BART). This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 17, 2015, San Francisco, CA: Mary Mackey will be the guest author in Professor Diane Frank’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Creative Writing Workshop. Place: Westfield Campus of San Francisco State University, 835 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. Time: 2:30 pm. Open to enrolled students only.
Sunday, July 26, 2015. The famously strange and wonderful Viracocha in the SF Mission District is closing; and on Sunday at 8:00 pm I’m going be part of one of the very last events: a panel of 4 poets, each talking about the best poem they’ve ever read. There will be laughing, moaning, possibly howling. Come on over and join in the fun before time runs out. Sunday July 26, 2015. Place 998 Valencia, San Francisco (on the corner of 21st Street). Time 8:00 p.m. Poets Paul Korman Roberts, Richard Loranger, Ingrid Keir, and Mary Mackey with host Stolmar Tomas.
Saturday, July 11, 2015. Come to the Spice Monkey Restaurant in Oakland and hear Mary Mackey read her poems as part of Oakland’s 4th Annual Beast Crawl Literary Festival. With novelist/non-fiction writer Miah Jeffra, and poets Kirk Lumpkin, and Maw Shein Win. Curated by Leila Rae, publisher/editor Pandemonium Press. Theme: The Unrestrained Beast. TIME: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. PLACE: The Loft at the Spice Monkey Restaurant and Bar, 1628 Webster Street, Oakland (at 17th St, 2 1/2 blocks from the 19th Street BART). This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 25, 2015: April is National Poetry Month, and Mary Mackey is celebrating by reading her poetry at Copperfield’s Books in Santa Rosa with poets Terry Ehret, Joan Gelfand, and Indigo Moor. TIME: 6:30 pm. PLACE: Copperfield’s Books (Montgomery Village), 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, CA.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: Mary hands out the Mary Mackey Short Story Award prizes to winners at the 23rd annual Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition Award Ceremony. TIME: 1:00 pm. PLACE: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (Lower Level), 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. This is an Extended Community Arts Outreach Program of the National League of American PEN Woman. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 9, 2015: Mary Mackey reads from her novels and poetry collections at U.C. Merced at a luncheon honoring Graduate Students. TIME: 11:30-1:00 pm. PLACE: University of California, Merced; 5200 Lake Rd, Merced, CA 95343. Event limited to U.C. Merced Graduate Students and U.C. Merced Faculty.
Saturday, March 14, 2015: Come to the Mythos/Hilgard Gallery and hear Mary Mackey read new poems plus poems from Travelers With No Ticket Home and Sugar Zone, winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. Mary will be reading with Native American poet Luke Warm Water. TIME: 2:30 pm. PLACE: 2725 Hilgard Street at La Vereda Road, Berkeley, CA.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Come to the Spice Monkey Restaurant in Oakland and hear Mary Mackey read her poems in the Pandemonium Press Reading Series “Hot! New Books!.” Mary will be reading with poets Indigo Moor, Jon Sindell, and Wayne Goodman. There will also be a musical performance by guitarist Hao C. Tran. Curated by Leila Rae, publisher/editor Pandemonium Press. TIME: 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm. PLACE: The Loft at the Spice Monkey Restaurant and Bar, 1628 Webster Street, Oakland (at 17th St, 2 1/2 blocks from the 19th Street BART). This event is free and open to the public. Sign up for the open mic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 13, 2015, San Francisco, CA: Mary Mackey at the San Francisco Writers Conference. PLACE: The Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco, 999 California Street. San Francisco, CA. TIMES and PLACES As indicated below.
10:45 to 11:45 am. FROM VERSE TO PROSE: How Your Poetry Can Strengthen Your Prose: Mary Mackey, Lucille Lang Day, Aya de Leon. Moderator: Andy Jones. Bardroom M.
2:00 to 3:30 pm. THE BEST TIME FOR VERSE? Being a Poet in the Digital Age: Mary Mackey, Chris Cole, Kirk Lumpkin, Andreana Zawinski. Moderator Guest Rebecca Foust. Bardroom M.
3:45 to 4:30 pm. FINDING YOUR FUTURE IN OUR PAST: The Pleasures of Writing Historical Fiction: Mary Mackey, Selden Edwards, Laurie King, Monte Schultz. Moderator: Irene Goodman. Six Continents M.
8:00 pm. Mary Mackey reads her poetry with other SFWC poets and presenters. Location TBA in SFWC 2015 Schedule.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Berkeley City College: Mary will be reading some of her new poems plus poems from Travelers With No Ticket Home and Sugar Zone winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. She will be reading with a great crew of fine poets, namely: Floyd Salas, Jack and Adelle Foley, Lucille Lang Day, Claire Ortalda, Kirk Lumpkin, Tony Rodriquez, Richard Silberg, Devorah Major, and Rafael Jesús González. The reading will be hosted by poet Sharon Coleman. Pegasus Bookstore will be selling the poets’ books. TIME: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. PLACE: Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704.
December 12, 2014, San Francisco, CA: Turn your radios on and Mutiny with Pirate Cat! Mary Mackey and 7 other Sparring With Beatnick Ghosts poets will be reading on Diamond Dave’s show on Pirate Cat Mutiny Radio at 3:00 pm on December 12th. You can catch it live or later at mutinyradio.org. Remember “Mutiny Radio is Pirate Cat Radio’s nonstop punk rock radio station!“
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Sacramento, CA: Mary Mackey reads poems from Travelers With No Ticket Home with poet Dennis Schmitz. TIME: 3:00 pm. PLACE: Library Gallery, California State University Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA. Free and open to the public.
Come to the Spice Monkey Restaurant in Oakland this Wednesday, Nov. 5th and hear Mary Mackey read her poems about the jungles of the Amazon from Travelers With No Ticket Home in the Pandemonium Press Reading Series “Out of Paradise Into Wilderness.” Mary will be reading with poets Kirk Lumpkin, Maw Shein Win, and Sarah Fran Wisby. There will also be a musical performance by guitarist Hao C. Tran. Hosted by Leila Rae, publisher/editor Pandemonium Press. TIME: 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm. PLACE: The Loft at the Spice Monkey Restaurant and Bar, 1628 Webster Street, Oakland (at 17th St, 2 1/2 blocks from the 19th Street BART). This event is free and open to the public. Sign up for the open mic at email@example.com.
Sunday (Nov 2, 2014) Mary Mackey reads her poetry at the Art House in Berkeley with Great Weather For MEDIA editor Jane Ormerod (NY/London) and poets Daniel Yaryan (Santa Cruz), Lauren Marie Cappello (Upper Lake, CA), Kit Kennedy (SF), Clive Matson (Oakland), and Julia Vinograd (Berkeley) to celebrate the release of the new Great Weather For MEDIA Anthology I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand. TIME: 5:00 pm. PLACE: The Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705. There will be a brief open mic.
Turn those radios on, folks! WordTemple on KRCB 90.9 and 91.1 FM, October 19, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Mary Mackey and Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet: WordTemple host Katherine Hastings speaks with Mary Mackey who is celebrating her seventh collection of poems, Travelers With No Ticket Home (Marsh Hawk Press 2014) and Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet , author of The Greenhouse (Bull City Press, 2014), winner of the Robert Frost Place Chapbook Competition.
To listen on-line, or to the archived program, go to http://radio.krcb.org/programs/wordtemple
Saturday October 11, 2014, San Francisco, CA: Mary reads poems from Travelers With No Ticket Home as part of San Francisco Litquake. Event: “Off With Your Heads and Off the Richter Scale.” Mary Mackey reading her poetry with Litquake authors Judy Berhnard, Maggie Glover, David Koehn, and Aimee Suzara. TIME: 12:20 pm. PLACE: Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA (at Powell Street). Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Sacramento, CA: Mary Mackey speaks to California State University Creative Writing Students about the poems in Travelers With No Ticket Home. TIME: 10:00-10:50 am. PLACE: California State University, Sacramento. Limited to students officially enrolled in Professor Joshua McKinney‘s English 30C: Introduction to Writing Poetry.
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).
Saturday September 13, 2014, Berkeley, CA: Listening To The Soul: Mary Mackey speaks to seminar of experienced clinicians and reads from her work. Time: 10:00 to 12:30 PM.PLACE: Berkeley Psychotherapy Institute, 2232 Carleton Street, Berkeley, California 94704. Limited to enrolled members of TPI seminar.
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.
Thursday September 5, 2014, Davis CA: Mary Mackey reads poems from Travelers With No Ticket Home at the John Natsoulas Center for The Arts. TIME: 8:OO pm. PLACE: John Natsoulas Center for The Arts, 521 First Street, Davis CA (at the corner of E and First). Joining her will be Sacramento poet Andrew Williamson. This reading is curated by Dr. Andy Jones, host of the popular radio show “Doctor Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour.” (KDVS 90.3). After Mary and Andrew read, there will be an open mic. Free and open to the public.
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). Free and open to the public.
Music, Fun, and Poetry! Saturday, August 23, 2014, Berkeley, CA: Mary Mackey and former California Poet Laureate Al Young will read their poetry at the burgeoning cultural arts center Ohmega Salvage, one of Berkeley, Calif.’s oldest antique and salvage stores. Famed Berkeley slide guitarist, Freddie Roulette will perform along with other musical guests. TIME: 1:00 PM; PLACE: Ohmega Salvage, 2407 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:05 PM: Live and Streaming at KDVS 90.3 FM: Radio host Andy Jones interviews Mary Mackey on Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour. Mary will be reading poems from Travelers With No Ticket Home, Sugar Zone, and Breaking The Fever.
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: 11:15 am (lunch); PLACE: Zio Fraedo’s Italian & Continental Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523,(925) 933-9091,
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. For more information see http://pegasusbookstore.com/event/mary-mackey
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
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)