ZYZZYVA EventsJanuary 13, 2015
ZYZZYVA's Winter Issue / 30th Anniversary Event in San Francisco
Location: 7 p.m., City Lights Books, San Francisco
Description: We kick off our 30th anniversary with readings from our Winter issue contributors, including Josh Emmons and Octavio Solis, who will perform his story "Retablos." Free. For more information, go to http://www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=2228January 29, 2015
ZYZZYVA's Winter Issue / 30th Anniversary Event in NYC
Location: 7 p.m., McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St., NYC
Description: ZYZZYVA goes to New York for an event with recent, future, and past contributors and friends of the journal. Featuring readings by Paul Beatty, John Freeman, Dani Shapiro, Ben Greenman, Kathleen Alcott, and Daniel Tovrov. Hosted by BuzzFeed Books' Isaac Fitzgerald. Free. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/134HcpD
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Chaney Kwak is an award-winning travel writer living in San Francisco whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Condé Nast Traveler, among other places.
“Oh, Oh, Oh” is his first work of fiction in print and appears in ZYZZYVA’s Winter 2012 issue. Told in a cheeky, wised-up voice, it is the moving and hilarious tale of two very different men who share (mostly) the same first name. Despite the gulf separating their worlds, they are destined to meet–right at Christmas, making “Oh, Oh, Oh” perhaps the best holiday story ever involving furtive rest stop sex, over-the-top decorations, and online hustling.
The following is an excerpt.