Mason Jar Press Presents


September 29, 2018




The Ivy Bookshop Stage

Mason Jar Press is dedicated to finding new and exciting work by writers who push the bounds of literary norms. This year, The Ivy Stage is excited for Mason Jar to present:

Erin Dorney, I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems After Shia LaBeouf  
Erin Dorney’s writing has been featured in numerous digital and printed literary publications, such as Juked, Hobart, Paper Darts, The Found Poetry Review, The Pinch, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Birdfeast. Her newest collection of poetry, I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems After Shia LaBeouf, has been published by Mason Jar Press. Erin is the recipient of numerous grants and writer-in-residency awards and was  the first Modern Worker: Writer in Residence at Modern Art in Lancaster, PA.

Erin is one half of FEAR NO LIT, curator of the "From the Desk of..." series at Real Pants, former poetry editor for Third Point Press, founder emeritus of The Triangle, and a former assistant professor and outreach librarian. Since 2014 she has been a volunteer with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

celeste doaks, Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Joy & Sexuality
Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields, Wrecking Ball Press, UK, March 2015. She’s the editor (and contributor in) of the poetry anthology Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Joy, & Sexuality, Mason Jar Press, May 2017. Cornrows was listed as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2015” by Beltway Quarterly Poetry. Her poem “For the Chef at Helios…” received a 2015 Pushcart Prize nomination.
celeste’s multiple accolades include a 2017 Rubys Grant in Literary Arts and a Lucille Clifton Scholarship to attend Squaw Valley Writers Workshop. Her journalism has appeared in the Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, and QBR (Quarterly Black Book Review).Her poems have been published in multiple on-line and print publications, such as the Chicago Quarterly Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Bayou Magazine and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. She holds an MFA from North Carolina State University and is the 2017-2018 Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Delaware.

Anthony Moll, Out of Step
Anthony Moll is a Baltimore-based writer and educator. He writes about Queer life and occasionally reviews books for both national and local publications. His creative work has appeared in Gertrude Journal, Assaracus, jubilat and more. Anthony holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts and has taught writing at both public and private universities.

Anthony is the winner of the 2017 Non/Fiction Collection Prize from The Journal and Ohio State University Press for his memoir Out of Step. His 2015 chapbook, a collection of poems entitled Go to the Ant, O Sluggard, is available now from Akinoga Press.

Victoria Zelvin, Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was
Victoria Zelvin is a writer living and working in Washington D.C. Her speculative short fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Shoreline of Infinity, and numerous anthologies including Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was from Mason Jar Press, Love Hurts from Meerkat Press, Love and Bubbles from Jaylee James, and others. She is a graduate of Roanoke College's inaugural Creative Writing program and lives with two cats who have taken over her social media. Her work can be found at: victoriazelvin.com.


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