You wouldn’t know it by the audio– or lack thereof of Dimestories posted on the website, but the Duke City DimeStories group is still going strong and there are tons of great writers in our midst and I have been remiss in posting our favorites. I hope my fellow DimeStoriers will forgive me for the delay… going back to November….
NOVEMBER 2016: We had an amazing group of listeners and readers and lots of really good stories to choose from. These were the standouts: “Rocket Chair” by Chris LaFleur, “No Need for Angels” by Sandra Valle, and “Mirage” by Tish Frederick
DECEMBER 2016: more great stories to choose from, our favorites included “Old Town Christmas Eve 1957” by Susan Paquet, “Old Dog Christmas” by Jessica Atcherly, and “Reruns” by Dee Cohen.
With the New Year came technical difficulties, a lost/garbled audio file and apologies….
No audio for January 2017.
FEBRUARY 2017 favorites included “The Great Flood, Pueblo Colorado, 1921” by Susan Paquet, “What’s Missing?” by Terri Klein, and “Plucked” by Dee Cohen.
MARCH 2017 included a newcomer, a regular, and our emcee “Screamin’ Mimi” by Uval, “When Meghan Eats Meat” by Iris Gersh, and “Pin the Tail” by Andy Paquet.
Please join us for SoCal Dime Stories Open Mic on Friday, April 14, 2017!
Refreshments and Sign Ups at 6:30, Readings at 7:00, San Diego Writer’s Ink, Liberty Station, San Diego
Guest Host: Judy Reeves!
Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit and The Writer’s Retreat Kit. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other anthologies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of A Writer’s Book of Days was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards.Her latest book is Wild Women, Wild Voices. Her website is judyreeveswriter.com She blogs at livelymuse.com.
Please join us for SoCal Dime Stories Open Mic on Friday, March 10, 2017! Refreshments and Sign Ups at 6:30, Readings at 7:00, San Diego Writer’s Ink, Liberty Station, San Diego
Guest Host: Tammy Greenwood
Tammy Greenwood is the author of eleven award-winning novels. She has received grants from numerous foundations including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. Her latest novel, THE GOLDEN HOUR, will be released on February 28, 2017. She teaches creative writing for San Diego Writer’s Ink, Grossmont College, and online for The Writer’s Center. She and her husband, Patrick, live in San Diego, CA with their two daughters. She is also a photographer. More information about T. Greenwood can be found at her website:http://www.tgreenwood.com.
Bring your Valentine to SoCal Open Mic (prose) on February 10, 2017 San Diego Writer’s Ink in Liberty Station, San Diego. 6:30 sign ups and readings begin at 7:00.
Thank you to our Guest Host: Jim Ruland
Jim Ruland is the co-author of My Damage with Keith Morris, founding member of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF! (Da Capo 2016) and Giving the Finger with Scott Campbell Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch (Lyons Press 2014). He is also the author of the award-winning novel Forest of Fortune (Tyrus Books 2014) and the short story collection Big Lonesome (Gorsky Press 2005). Jim’s work has appeared in many publications, including The Believer, Black Warrior Review, Esquire, Granta, Hobart, Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, Mississippi Review, and Oxford American, and has received awards from Reader’s Digest and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the books columnist for San Diego CityBeat and runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its thirteenth year.