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ZYZZYVA #120: The Technology Issue: Stories, Dreams, & Nightmares

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Booksmith is thrilled to host a virtual event to celebrate the latest installment of ZYZZYVA—The Technology Issue: Stories, Dreams, & Nightmares, which reminds us of the essential synergy between art and science—how important literature is, as a critical challenge to technology’s momentum, as a creative force driving innovation, and, sometimes, as a conscience.

Join us for an evening featuring contributors Juhea Kim, Troy Jollimore, Lee Conell, and William Brewer—and for a special reading by Alex Torres of Anthony Veasna So’s story “Generational Differences,” which also appears in ZYZZYVA’s new issue.

This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required. Event link will be sent to everyone who registers.

You can order the issue here and we'll ship it directly to you (or hold for pickup at our San Francisco shop).

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About the authors

Juhea Kim is the founder and editor of Peaceful Dumpling, an online magazine covering sustainable lifestyle and ecological literature. Her first novel, Beasts of a Little Land, will be published in the fall by Ecco.

Alex Torres studied English and Spanish literature at Stanford and UC Berkeley. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia, and has worked at Business Insider and other startups. His writing has been published or is forthcoming in The MillionsPoets & Writers Magazine, ESQ: A Journal of the American RenaissanceHobart, and elsewhere. He is currently working on a collection of essays.

Troy Jollimore is the author of three books of poetry and three books of philosophy, as well as numerous articles, essays, and reviews. His first collection of poetry, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the National Book Critics Circle award in poetry. He is currently a Professor in the Philosophy Department at California State University, Chico. 

Lee Conell is the author of the novel The Party Upstairs, which was awarded the Wallant Award, as well as the story collection Subcortical, which was awarded The Story Prize Spotlight Award. 

William Brewer is the author of the poetry collections I Know Your Kind (Milkweed Editions), a winner of the National Poetry Series, and Oxyana. He is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford.


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