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Book Reading & Signing with Zach Powers!

  • Chop Suey Books 2913 West Cary Street Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

Join us for a book reading and signing with Zach Powers, author of Gravity Changes. Zach will be reading with local author Lindsay A. Chudzik. Free & open to the public.

About the Book: Gravity Changes is a collection of fantastical, off-beat stories that view the quotidian world through the lens of the absurd. Set in a surreal, fictional world that is populated by strange, fascinating characters—children who defy gravity, a man who marries a lightbulb, the Devil and his ex-wife—these stories take wide steps outside of reality, finding new ways to illuminate truth.

About Zach: Zach Powers splits his time between Fairfax, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia. His debut story collection, Gravity Changes, won the BOA Short Fiction Prize and was published earlier this year. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, PANK, the Tin House blog, and elsewhere. He is the co-founder of the literary arts nonprofit Seersucker Live ( He led the writers’ workshop at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home for eight years. His writing for television won an Emmy. Get to know him at

About Lindsay: Lindsay A. Chudzik received her MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her one-act plays have been featured in festivals, her creative nonfiction has been anthologized, and her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose, Map Literary, and Pembroke Magazine, among others. Lindsay was the 2017 recipient of the Gulf-South Summit Outstanding Faculty Award for her community-engaged teaching and she is an Assistant Professor of Writing at VCU, spending her free time brainstorming creative ways to work Courtney Love and Kathleen Hanna into her syllabi.