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ZYZZYVA 2018 Fall Issue Celebration

Come join ZYZZYVA for a celebration of the publication of their Fall Issue, which features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and more themed around the environment. Featuring readings by contributors Rebecca Foust, David Paul, Emily Pinkerton, Paul Wilner, and Louis B. Jones. Emceed by Managing Editor Oscar Villalon.


ZYZZYVA is San Francisco's acclaimed literary journal that's been publishing since 1985. Featuring a dazzling array of past and current contributors, it has been a vital publication in supporting the work of Bay Area and West Coast writers for decades.


Rebecca Foust’s
most recent book of poetry is "Paradise Drive" (Press 53).  She is Poet Laureate of Marin County.


David Paul lives in San Francisco. His story “Barbed Wire,” which appears in the Fall Issue, is his first fiction in print.


Emily Pinkerton is the author of the chapbooks "Natural Disasters" (Hermeneutic Chaos), "Bloom" (Alley Cat Press), and "Adaptations," to be published in September by Nomadic Press. She lives in Berkeley.


Paul Wilner is a Bay Area journalist, writer, and critic. His poetry was recently published in ZYZZYVA Issue No. 109.


Louis B. Jones is the author of several novels, most recently "Radiance" (Counterpoint) and "Innocence" (Counterpoint).


Mechanics' Institute Members Free
ZYZZYVA Subscribers Free
Public $15
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4th Floor Meeting Room
Pam Troy - 415-393-0116
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

Future Activities

Nov 15 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
A member-led writing group

Adrienne Major Gods and Robots

Nov 15 - 6:30pm

Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology
Author Adrienne Major in conversation with science writer Mary Ellen Hannibal

Photograph of an open book

Nov 19 - 2:00pm

Beta Reading Group

Nov 19 - 7:00pm

SFDebate: An open forum for discussing the issues of the day
Progressives are Bad for America