One-act play “Wake-up Call” debuts in St. Louis

FirstRunTheatreCome see Zachary Michael Jack’s new one-act play “Wake-up Call” in its debut at First Run Theatre in St. Louis. Show runs until November 19. First Run Theatre is supported by the Missouri Arts Council and the Regional Arts Commission. Come  enjoy the show!

Zachary Michael Jack Reads on California Coast

cropped-old-capitol-books-banner-jan-2016Zachary Michael Jack stops by Old Capitol Books in Monterey, California on Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. to sign copies of his latest book Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland. Learn more about the event here

Zachary Michael Jack reads new book at Truman State University

tsup_logoZachary Michael Jack reads from his latest book Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland as part of the Truman State University spring 2017 reading series. Check out the coverage of the event here

Zachary Michael Jack publishes op-ed in Des Moines Register

New DesMoinesRegister logoZachary Michael Jack’s widely shared op-ed on sustainable farming “We Live and Die by Chemical Agriculture” appeared in the June 8 edition of Iowa’s newspaper of record, the Des Moines Register. Read it here.

Read one of the many thoughtful responses this editorial generated across the region here 

One-act play set to debut at Tampa Bay Theatre Festival

TampaBaylogoZachary Michael Jack’s one-act play Hurricane Andrew will debut at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival on Sunday, September 3 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts as part of the short play showcase.

Directed by Gabe Brazil, Hurricane Andrew stars Jakob Nordstrom and Hannah Richardson. Visit the show’s webpage at

cropped-ZJack-Headshot.jpgZACHARY MICHAEL JACK has published more than twenty award-winning books in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, literary journalism, creative nonfiction, and personal essay for adults and young adults alike, in addition to his work as an active playwright. Zachary’s fiction has earned national runner-up honors in its class in the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award; his poetry has been awarded the Prentice Hall Prize, and his nonfiction has been shortlisted for best books of the year. The author and his work have been featured in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and the Washington Examiner, among many others. Zachary’s eclectic books have been favorably reviewed by industry-leading opinion-makers such as The New York Review of Books, Publisher’s Weekly, Choice, Kirkus, and Foreword Reviews. 

New Nonfiction Featured on National Radio

SF logoWish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland by Zachary Michael Jack was featured on this week’s Successful Farming Radio Magazine. Hosted by Darrell Anderson, the show, now in its twentieth year, is syndicated on over 360 stations across the nation.