It’s a new year and The Lucky Number 7 Show will be at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore (410 13th St., Oakland) to bring you “stories of good fortune, auspicious beginnings, and making your own luck” read by local zinesters. The lineup includes Hope Gutwrench of Gutwrench Press, purveyor of handmade inspirational postcards; Amy Burek of Awkward Ladies Club, who recently released Lists of Lists of Lists of Wikipedia
and Image Not Found: Captions to Burning Man Photos
; Nia King, author of the book Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives
and producer of the We Want the Airwaves podcast; Amy Berkowitz, editor of the zine press Mondo Bummer Books and author of Tender Points
, a book of poetry that I lauded in my recent year-end recap; plus special guest Julia Arredondo, a visiting writer from Chicago who runs Vice Versa Press, and who recently released the zine Guide to Being Broke and Fabulous
. Ring in the new year right — with a selection of self-published confessions and witticisms, that is.