WATCH: ZYZZYVA’s 35th Anniversary Celebration
With Readings From Lysley Tenorio, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Dave Madden, Kristen Iskandrian, and Meg Hurtado Bloom
On Tuesday, April 7, ZYZZYVA held its first ever virtual reading. It was in celebration of the San Francisco literary journal’s 35th Anniversary Issue, which came out that same day, and featured short readings by contributors Lysley Tenorio, Meg Hurtado Bloom, Dave Madden, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, and Kristen Iskandrian. ZYZZYVA Managing Editor and Lit Hub Contributing Editor Oscar Villalon was the host, and the event was produced by Litquake, as part of its Litquake on Lockdown programming of virtual readings and literary events carried through Zoom.
Featuring readings of poems, essays, and fiction, the nearly hour-long event also provided talk of coyote sightings, John Cougar Mellencamp, Zachary’s Pizza, bookstore openings, and ginger beer, and perhaps a small technical difficulty or two.