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The Believer Presents: Mitchell S. Jackson

  • The Writer's Block 519 S. 6th Street, Ste. 100 Las Vegas, NV 89101 USA (map)

A conversation between writer Mitchell Jackson and Believer interviews editor Niela Orr, in support of Jackson’s new nonfiction book, Survival Math.

This event is scheduled for our new location—519 S. 6th Street, at the corner of Bonneville Avenue.

The Black Mountain Institute, The Writer’s Block, and The Believer are proud to present Whiting Award-winning writer, renowned speaker, and criminal justice reform advocate Mitchell S. Jackson—in support of his upcoming nonfiction book, Survival Math. Jackson will discuss his work with interview wizard, Believer editor, and BMI Eleanor Kagi Foundation writer-in-residence Niela Orr.

Mitchell S. Jackson’s honors include fellowships from TED, the Lannan Foundation, the BreadLoaf Conference, and the Center for Fiction. His writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, Salon, and Tin House. Jackson is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Writing in the Liberal Studies Program of New York University.

Niela Orr, a writer from Philadelphia, is the Eleanor Kagi Foundation Writer-in-Residence at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.  She is an interviews editor of The Believer, a columnist for The Baffler, and a contributing editor of The Organist podcast. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Elle, BuzzFeed, and McSweeney's Quarterly.

Copies of Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family, as well as Jackon’s novel, The Residue Years, will both be available for purchase at the event. This event is free, but it helps us greatly if you RSVP at the following link.

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