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ZYZZYVA Winter Issue Celebration
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 pm, at The Booksmith (1644 Haight St.)
This month marks the 93rd issue of the beloved local literary journal, and editor Laura Cogan and managing editor Oscar Villalon will join four contributors to the new issue for readings of their pieces: Karen Joy Fowler (The Jane Austen Book Club), Adam Johnson (Parasites Like Us), short-story writer Katie Chase, and poet Joseph Di Prisco. Wine and holiday cheer are both promised.
Kira Stackhouse (Project DOG)
Saturday, December 10, 4-8 pm, at WAG Hotel (25 14th St.)