words and photos by Shab Ferdowsi
Friday the 13th could not have gone better. It was filled with good vibes, and SO many new faces and friends. I loved collaborating with Dum Dum Zine in putting it together; they're one good bunch of passionate ladies and this event proved the beautiful power of teamwork.
There were readings by Nanor Abkarian, George Ducker and Michelle Tea who all brought charm and humor to the stage. Stephen Beebout (from San Francisco), Derek Ted (of Owl Paws) and Taleen Kali (Found of Dum Dum) all played short solo sets to a crowded, and super attentive, patio at Stories Books and Cafe. The mulled wine the cafe was serving was a sweet, sweet cherry on top.
Cheers to the magic that happens when we do things together, cheers to the magic that happens when people come together.