There’s lots more to savor in the winter issue of literary magazine Zyzzyva than Katie Chase’s scary/sweet story “Bloodfeud,” but for our money that’s the yank-you-by-the-short-hairs standout. It’s genre-bursting fiction that pairs up the joys of cheerleading with the in-the-blood madness of a backwoods family feud. Its prose is by turns mean-girl sharp, noir dark, and winningly lyrical; out loud its insights and surprises should kill. We hope to find out tonight, when Chase and other contributors convene.
Thu., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2011