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An Afternoon with Mason Jar Press

Mason Jar Press, a new, local independent press, is bringing together their authors in their second annual celebration of literature and art. Join the authors of the most recent and forthcoming MJP publications--the novel, The Bong-Ripping Brides of Count Drogado (2017) by Dave K., the poetry collection I am Not Famous Anymore (2018) by Erin Dorney and the fictional-memoir of short prose, How to Sit (2018) by Tyrese Coleman--for a reading, Q and A, and book signing. The afternoon will be hosted and moderated by Mason Jar Press authors.

Dave K. writes for Adweek and Barnes & Noble, and his fiction/essays/poetry have appeared in Front Porch Journal, Battered Suitcase, Cobalt, Artichoke Haircut, The Avenue, Welter, TRUCK, and on the LED billboard in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. He is also the author of stone a pig and MY NAME IS HATE, both self-published. He is also a very large outer main-belt asteroid.

Erin Dorney is the recipient of a 2017 Artist Career Development Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation; a 2017 Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center; a 2016 Spruceton Inn Artist Residency; and was the first Modern Worker: Writer in Residence at Modern Art in Lancaster, PA. Her literary erasure art was featured during the summer of 2017 as part of Made Here: Future, an urban walking gallery in the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. Her writing has been featured in Amazon’s Day One, Passages North, Bone Bouquet, Juked, Hobart, Paper Darts, The Found Poetry Review, The Pinch, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Birdfeast, among other publications. Erin is one half of FEAR NO LIT, former poetry editor for Third Point Press, founder emeritus of The Triangle, and volunteers with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Reach her at or @edorney.

Tyrese L. Coleman is a writer, wife, mother, attorney, and writing instructor. She is also an associate editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, an online journal dedicated to flash fiction. An essayist and fiction writer, her prose has appeared in several publications, including Amazon's Day OneCatapultBuzzfeedLiterary HubThe Rumpus, and forthcoming at the Kenyon Review. She is an alumni of the Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University, the Tin House and Virginia Quarterly Review writer's workshops, and a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. Reach her at

The Charm City Circulator: Purple Route stops across the street from the library and parking can be found in the West Street Parking Garage. Find more transportation information here.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

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1251 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

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