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Join us for a group reading to celebrate the launch of ZYZZYVA's LA Issue. 

ZYZZYVA was founded in 1985 in San Francisco with the goal of publishing a superb literary journal shining a spotlight on West Coast poets, writers, and artists from a wide range of backgrounds, many of whom were otherwise overlooked by established publications, and providing them with a much needed platform.

Since then, the journal has evolved into a nationally distributed, widely acclaimed publication showcasing contributors from across the country and around the world. As the journal marks 35 years of continuous publishing in 2020, we celebrate more than three decades of enriching contemporary literature and supporting literary communities in the Bay Area and beyond.

Douglas Manuel is the author of Testify (Red Hen Press) and Trouble Funk, forthcoming from Red Hen Press. He is a recipient of the Dana Gioia Poetry Award and of a fellowship from the Borchard Foundation Center on Literary Art.

Michelle Latiolais is the award-winning author of Even Now (FSG), A Proper Knowledge (Bellevue Literary Press), Widow (Bellevue Literary Press), and She (Norton). She is a Professor of English at the University of California at Irvine.

David Hernandez is the award-winning author of the poetry collections Dear, Sincerely (University of Pittsburgh Press), Hoodwinked (Sarabande Books), Always Danger (SIU Press), and A House Waiting for Music (Tupelo Press). He teaches creative writing at California State University, Long Beach.

Victoria Chang’s poetry books include Barbie Chang (Copper Canyon Press), The Boss (McSweeney’s), Salvinia Molesta (University of Georgia Press), and Circle (Southern Illinois University Press). Her most recent book is Obit (Copper Canyon Press), which was long-listed for the National Book Award for Poetry. She lives in Los Angeles.

Henry Lara is a photographer whose work can be found on Instagram on @angelenoheart. His black-and-white photographs and accompanying texts are featured throughout ZYZZYVA's L.A. Issue.

L. Marvin Metz L. is the best selling author of The Europa Nights™ series, which includes Vespers in Vienna, Madness in Madrid, The Antwerp Affair, and most recently, Operation Oslo. His novels have been translated into nineteen languages, including Esperanto, and in 2010 he received the coveted Prix de la Mouceh d'Or (the Golden Maggot), awarded each year by the regional parliament of Wallonia for outstanding achievements in the field of literature. He splits his time between Gainesville and Pensacola.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The L.A. Issue - ZYZZYVA #119 Cover Image
By Laura Cogan (Editor), Oscar Villalon (Editor)
ISBN: 9781732980815
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zyzzyva Inc - November 3rd, 2020