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New Full-length Play Set for World Premiere

YourFloridaFantasyThe new full-length comedy by Zachary Michael Jack, Your Florida Fantasy, is set for world premiere at Florida Gulf Coast University this Spring. Check out the complete listings for the upcoming theatre season  in the News-Press preview by Charles Runnells.

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

New Nonfiction Book Named Reviewer’s Choice by Midwest Book Review

midwestbookreviewlogoZachary Michael Jack’s new memoir Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland has been selected as a Reviewer’s Choice  by the Midwest Book Review, who says of the 2017 release “Heartwarming, candid, and penned directly the depths of the soul, Wish You Were Here is highly recommended.”

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 to debut at Tampa Bay Theatre Festival

TampaBaylogoZachary Michael Jack’s one-act play Hurricane Andrew will be performed 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. Tickets for the event are available now from the festival website.

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

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. An associate professor of English and a member of the graduate faculties in Liberal Arts Studies (MALS) and Leadership Studies, Zachary teaches aspiring writers and future leaders at North Central College.