Since 1985, ZYZZYVA has been publishing an amazing array of the country’s (and world’s) best writers—from Haruki Murakami and Lucia Berlin to Sherman Alexie and Amy Tan. In celebration of its Winter issue—one of the most ambitious in ZYZZYVA’s history—the San Francisco journal returns to Brooklyn, offering an evening of readings by its contributors living out East. Emceed by Managing Editor Oscar Villalon, the lineup of readers features Bino A. Realuyo, author of the novel The Umbrella Country and the poetry collection The Gods We Worship Live Next Door; Annie DeWitt, author of the novel White Nights in Split City; Jenny Xie, author of the poetry collection Nowhere to Arrive and the forthcoming collection Eye Level, winner of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award; Kristopher Jansma, author of the novels The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and Why We Came to the City; and Greenlight’s own Melissa Hohl, poet and bookseller at our Prospect Lefferts Gardens store!
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