ZYZZYVA EventsOctober 11, 2015
Let's Get Uncomfortable and Talk About Race: Litquake Panel
Location: 2:30 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., San Francisco
Description: A conversation about identity and literature and publishing, with Ethar El-Katatney, Judy Juanita, and Kim Wong Keltner, moderated by ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. Free. For more info: http://bit.ly/1OYYh9eOctober 17, 2015
ZYZZYVA All-Stars Fall Celebration/Litcrawl
Location: 6 p.m., Casanova, 527 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Description: As part of our 30th anniversary celebration, past and recent contributors to the journal, from here and across the state, read from their work, including Glen David Gold, Melissa Yancy, Joe Donnelly, and Erika Recordon. Hosted by editors Laura Cogan & Oscar Villalon. Free. For more info: http://bit.ly/1Pj9P6mOctober 19, 2015
In Conversation with John Freeman
Location: 7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
Description: Managing Editor Oscar Villalon talks to author and ZYZZYVA contributing editor John Freeman about the launch of his new literary journal, Freeman's. Free. For more info: http://bit.ly/1Oe2rH1
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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.