ABQ DimeStories September 2016

I was unable to attend the September DimeStories in Albuquerque to record,  but the favorite stories from the open mic cam from regulars and a newbie:

Dee Cohen, “A Semi-Famous Poet Believes I’m Stalking Him”

Eirik Gumeny, “Free Falling”

Our favorite emcee, Andy Paquet, “Caller ID: God”

and newbie, although a much beloved member of the Albuquerque poetry scene, Don McIver, “The Porcupine.”

Sorry to have missed these stories and I hope to record them at some point!

Favorite Stories from Albuquerque May-Sept 2016

We’ve had some fantastic DimeStories over the past few months here in the Duke City and I am just catching up with the audio:

May 2016

Maria Leyba, “Passion Play Barrio Style”

 

Pamela Hirst, “Ike on a Bike”

 

Susan Paquet, “My Government Man”

 

Jess Atcherly, “Hollywood Hopeful

 

June 2016

Micah Palmer, “Junebug”

 

Karen Fausnaugh, “Kansas”

 

Iris Gersh, “Miami Shores House”

 

Terri Klein, “The Thread”

 

 

 

DimeStories September 2016 News

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, September 9:  San Diego Open Mic at San Diego Writers, Ink

Liberty Station/NTC
Barracks 16, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92106

831ac7cf-0f54-403b-bc19-229b3f9bedbfEMCEE: Jennifer Simpson, DimeStories Wrangler, flying in from Albuquerque
Bring your 3-minute story, and bring a friend (because listening is fun too!).
Refreshments served at 7:30, stories begin at 8:00.

Dime Stories are 3-minutes stories (prose, not poetry) read by the author. They’re funny. They’re heart-rending. Fictional or factual, they’re always true.

Beware: Three-minute rule (that’s about 500 words) is strictly enforced.

$5.00 donation at the door is requested… and if you’d like to contribute a little extra towards food and wine, that’s much appreciated!

Sunday, September 11: Orange County DimeStories

As always, sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and we begin readings at 5:30 pm.
LCA Wine
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

$5 donation at the door requested.

Thursday, September 15: Duke City DimeStories (in Albuquerque

at The Source1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE (one mile south of Central Ave.– be sure you stay on Carlisle!)

Every third THURSDAY  7-9pm

Suggested donation:  $3 at the door

New voices always welcome!  Some of us are brand new to the writing and reading out loud scene, and some of us are regulars, we’re all writers.

Hosted by Andy Paquet, technical support by Jennifer Simpson

San Diego DimeStories Guest Host: Judy Reeves!

Join us for the August Open Mic for DimeStories!

JR-author-introa1-2SPECIAL GUEST HOST: Judy Reeves, writing practice provocateur extraordinaire

We’ll have snacks and something to wet your whistle; you’ll have a 3-minute story (that’s about 500 words) to share!

And bring a friend!

Or just come to listen.

7:30 pm Friday, August 12, 2016

at San Diego Writers, Ink

Liberty Station/NTC
Barracks 16, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92106

Mix and mingle starting at 7:30 pm.  Come a bit early to set up–it’s a great way to make friends, catch up with old friends, and help out.  And get first crack at the snacks.

Readings begin at 8 p.m,

$5 at the door and worth every penny

If you don’t know Judy Reeves, you can check out her impressive bio over on her professional website.  I can tell you she is one of my favorite people in the world.

I took my first writing workshop from her sometime back in 90s and was part of her read and critique group around 2005-7.  I have even taken inspiration from her (and Jill Badonsky) in hosting my own drop in writing group in Albuquerque.

Don’t miss this event!

Orange County DimeStories Cancelled for August 2016

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DimeStories Orange County Open Mic, scheduled to occur on Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly.

Join us for our next DimeStories Open Mic on September 11th

As always, sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and we begin readings at 5:30 pm.

LOCATION:
LCA Wine
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Thanks to everyone for participating – both our readers and our listeners. See you in June!

Dime Stories Resumed in San Diego!

Dime Stories will resume in San Diego on June 10th! The event will be hosted by the ever-popular former host extraordinaire- DAVID RAINES.

A little bit about David:
DAVID RAINES (San Diego Emcee) is a movie blogger, graphic designer, video editor, and writer.

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He has been featured in San Diego Magazine Online, The Daily Aztec, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, North Park News, and San Diego Writers Ink’s A Year in Ink Vol. IV anthology.

He is a genre fiction writer with a focus on atmospheric horror. He has recorded an audiobook of his own novella, Red Line, in addition to other voiceover experience. His other talents include photography and Web design.

 

Stories from the Duke City: March / April 2016

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Somehow it seems another month has passed and our next Open Mic in Albuquerque is scheduled for TOMORROW:  5/17 (7 pm at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave. SE ).

Here are the Best stories from March and April (in no particular order):

“Joyce at the Gym” by Terri Klein

 

“Baby Farm” by Karen Fausnaugh

 

“Karmic Retribution” by Jimbu

 

“Finding Ah-penis” by Efrain Villa

 

“Glimpses of Grief” by Dee Cohen

 

“Macroaggression” by Blake Magnusson

News from Orange County May 2016

Because of Mother’s Day, we are not holding a DimeStories Meeting this month.

If you want, you can replay our favorite stories on this very website–>

We’ll be back on June 12th with another edition of DimeStories!

It’s actually the week BEFORE father’s day, so we’re not taking sides or playing favorites.

Sign ups on June 12th will begin at 5:00pm and we start with our readings at precisely (more or less) 5:30pm!

Again we will meet in Nancy’s space…

LCA Wine
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The location is right on the corner across from the Farmer’s Market and across the parking lot is the Paul Mitchell hair school on one side and the Chuck Jones creativity school on the other. It’s actually easier to get to the space via Sunflower.


April 2016 News

Duke City (Albuquerque) DimeStories

DimeStories WHTFOB cardThe next open mic is tomorrow!

April 21, 2016 at 7pm

at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave SE in the Blue Room.

Mix and mingle with fellow writers of very short prose, share your 3-minute story (that’s about 500 words), or come and listen.

$3-5 donation requested. Refreshments will be served.

Costa Mesa, CA DimeStories

logoIn April I was able to attend the open mic in Costa Mesa which takes place at LCA Wine. If you’re not familiar with LCA, check it out.  It’s a lovely space with lots of great wine and a knowledgeable staff to help you navigate…  and owner Nancy Milby has been most gracious in sharing her space with DimeStories.

Costa Mesa DimeStories take place the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5 pm….  except this May (Mother’s Day).  Check out the latest stories from the OC on this very website, and get  YOUR story ready for June.

San Diego, CA DimeStories

As you may or may not know the San Diego chapter leader, Joanna Gorman has stepped down.  DimeStories executive director (that’s me) Jennifer Simpson was able to host in April, flying in for the event from Albuquerque…  Now the chapter is putting together a committee to keep the chapter going.  In addition to hosting duties at the regular open mic, there are needs for promotional assistance –getting the word out consistently to local arts calendars, sending out the monthly newsletter, listing events on FaceBook and MeetUP, and updating this website.  Anyway, if you’re interested contact me through this website.  

As of now (April 20, 2016) the SanDiego open mic series on a short break…  stay tuned.

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Duke City DimeStories

Albuquerque, NM
161 DimeStoriers

Duke City DimeStories is part of a larger group that includes affiliates in San Diego, Laguna Beach, and Oceanside CA.  We’ve held events occasionally in NYC and regularly at …

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DimeStories Open Mic

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016, 7:00 PM
4 Attending

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DimeStories Orange County Meetup

Costa Mesa, CA
178 DimeStoriers

Bring your 3-minute story, and bring a friend (because listening is fun too!).Join this great group of writers, fiction and nonfiction, who recently moved from Laguna Beach to…

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DimeStories Orange County Open Mic

Sunday, Jun 12, 2016, 5:00 PM
2 Attending

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DimeStories San Diego

San Diego, CA
180 DimeStoriers

Love to write? Of course you do. Like to perform? That’s a rhetorical question. Want to share your stories with other writers? Why am I even asking? Dime Stories are 3-minutes…

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January DimeStories from the Duke City 2016

Well I don’t know what happened…. one minute we were celebrating New Years, then the Anniversary Showcase, and now it’s St. Patricks Day and the year feels like it’s half over!

We do have audio for our January BEST Ofs from Albuquerque:

Jess Atcherley, “Dashed Dreams on the Rainbow Coast”

 

Dee Cohen, “Mable Makes her Move”

 

Terri Klein, “By the Stomach”