If I was to drive by John Waters with his thumb out, you can bet I'd be pulling over the car. And indeed, the film director, "Pope of Trash," and sometime SF resident was able to convince an assortment of Americans to do just that, as he embarked on a nationwide hitchhiking journey to our shores from his native Baltimore.
Since 1985, San Francisco-based literary journal ZYZZYVA has been promoting the best and brightest of West Coast writers and artists, publishing the work of everyone from Haruki Murakami to Sherman Alexie to Raymond Carver. The journal just issued their 100th edition, and the path to that achievement hasn't always been easy.
Every other week, we bring you our top picks for the four most intriguing literary events in the Bay Area. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise mentioned.
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