Winter Edition of ZYZZYVA


ZYZZYVA at Diesel BookstoreDIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland is pleased to host the release of ZYZZYVA: The Winter Issue on Friday, January 22nd at 7pm. Copies of this issue will be available for purchase at the event.

Come celebrate ZYZZYVA's Winter issue with a reading featuring contributors, Heather Altfeld and Dan Alter, as well as past ZYZZYVA contributors David L. Ulin, Elizabeth Tallent, and Anthony Marra. We promise a night of exemplary prose and verse, as well as warm cheer and good wine to kick off your weekend. 

Heather Altfeld’s first book, The Disappearing Theatre, won the 2015 Poets at Work Prize, judged by Stephen Dunn.  Her poems, Blueprint for the Infinite and Two Pockets won the 2015 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry with Nimrod International Magazine. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and lectures in English and the Honors Program at California State University, Chico and at Butte Community College.

Dan Alter is published in Camelia, Southern Lights; Pen South Anthology and Zeek's Fall 2009 print issue. Dan was a finalist for the 2008-2009 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience and has been a Fellow on the Arad Arts Project, 1992. He lives in Oakland with his wife Jess, and makes his living as a union electrician.

David L. Ulin is the author or editor of eight previous books, including The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time and the Library of America's Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is book critic, and former book editor, of the Los Angeles Times.

Elizabeth Tallent is the author of the story collections Honey, In Constant Flight, and Time with Children, and the novel, Museum Pieces. Her latest collection of stories is Mendocino Fire. Since 1994 she has taught in the Creative Writing program at Stanford University. She lives on the Mendocino coast of California.

Anthony Marra is the author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, which won the National Book Critics Circle's inaugural John Leonard Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and appeared on over twenty year-end lists. He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he teaches as the Jones Lecturer in Fiction. He has lived and studied in Eastern Europe, and now resides in Oakland, California.

Event date: 
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618-1502