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Zyzzyva Spring Issue Release
Thursday, April 12, 7:30 pm, at The Booksmith (1644 Haight St.)
Tuesday, April 24, 7 pm, at Tosca Cafe (242 Columbus Ave.)
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.)
Last year, when editor Howard Junker wrote in Zyzzyva, his popular arts and literary magazine, that he was looking for a successor, an entry-level editorial assistant at another small pub in SF emailed him asking for the job. At 29, Laura Cogan wasn’t much older than the quarterly Junker founded in 1985 and operated out of the ground floor of his home near Golden Gate Park. But Cogan had been reading the journal since she was 8, after her parents moved the family to Sausalito and placed a subscription on the coffee table.
Beloved humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris is making a stop at the War Memorial to celebrate the release of his latest literary adventure Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. If you've never seen him share his stories live, get this special event on your calendar now. You'll laugh so hard that your face will hurt for hours after.
When: 7 p.m., Sun. 4/24
Where: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave.