We hope you can join us this Saturday, June 2 at 8pm (an hour later than our usual time) to celebrate the new issue of Zyzzyva Magazine and Daniel Alarcón’s Radio Ambulante with presentations and readings by John Gibler, Daniel Alarcón and Cristina Rivera Garza.

This reading takes place in conjunction with There Goes the Neighborhood, an annual, four day event that positions “the neighborhood” as a fluid institution of creative production, critical thinking and intersecting interests. Collaborations among artists, residents, small businesses, universities and local activists will culminate in a series of workshops, talks, installations, performances and tours that center around the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, with satellite events at the UCSD campus and the San Diego Museum of Art (in conjunction with the opening night of the Summer Salon Series). You can see a schedule of other events in There Goes the Neighborhood on the Agitprop website.

John Gibler

John Gibler is a writer based in Mexico and California, the author of Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt (City Lights Books, 2009), and a contributor to País de muertos: Crónicas contra la impunidad (Random House Mondadori, 2011). He is a correspondent for KPFA in San Francisco and has published in magazines in the United States and Mexico, including Left Turn, Z Magazine, Earth Island Journal, ColorLines, Race, Poverty, and the Environment, Fifth Estate, New Politics, In These Times, Yes! Magazine, Contralínea, and Milenio Semanal.

Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón was born in Lima, Peru in 1977 and raised in the southern United States. He is the creator of Radio Ambulante, an online radio project that enables thousands of stories from every corner of the Western Hemisphere where Spanish is spoken to be told and listened to.He is associate editor of Etiqueta Negra, a monthly magazine based in Lima. His short-story collection, War by Candlelight, was a finalist for the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His first novel, Lost City Radio, is published by HarperCollins in the US and Fourth Estate in the UK. He currently lives in Oakland, California, where he is the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College.


Cristina Rivera Garza

Cristina Rivera Garza is a native of the border, and has lived and taught both in Mexico and the United States. Author of transdisciplinary works, written both in English and Spanish, she has received numerous awards, including the 2001 Iberoamerican Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz-FIL and the 2005 Anna Seghers in Berlin. Some of her works have been translated into English, Italian, Portuguese, German and Korean. Professor Rivera-Garza writes La mano oblicua/The Oblique Hand, a weekly column for the cultural section of the Mexican newspaper Milenio. She also maintains No Hay Tal Lugar, her blog: www.cristinariveragarza.blogspot.com. Professor Rivera-Garza is Professor of Writing at UC San Diego and MFA Writing Program Director.

There is no cover charge for reading, but libations and donations to the gallery are always welcome. We hope to see you there and for festivities before and after.

Agitprop (Map)
Saturday, June 2, 8 pm

2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind where Glenn’s Market used to be)
San Diego, CA 92104

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October 6: Brandon Brown, Alli Warren & Company
November 3: Joseph Harrington