SoCal Standouts for June, 2017

Congratulations to our SoCal Standouts for June 2017! We are pleased to honor these writers for their creativity and originality. Thank you to our wonderful Guest Host, Kristen Fogle. The winners are:

  • Cheryl Sonstein – Sam the Produce Man
  • Eva Friedlander – On Beds and Birds
  • Lena White – Beds

Listen and enjoy!

San Diego DimeStories Open Mic – July 14, 2017

Join us for our Open Mic (prose)! Bring your three-minute story to share and listen to other people’s stories! Or just come and listen, enjoy and be inspired! Friday, July 14 at San Diego Writers, Ink in Liberty Station. 6:30 Refreshments and sign ups, 7:00 readings begin. $5 donation at the door.

Guest Host!

Jennifer Tuccillo! DimeStories regular and volunteer extraordinaire!

Bio: Jennifer Drossell Tuccillo- Graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a BA in Theatre. She taught Drama for five years. Currently, she is working on a one-woman play about the events in her life. She attends and contributes regularly San Diego Writers, Ink, Dime Stories, and Thursday Writers. Diagnosed with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) in 2002, in 2012, she was determined to relearn to tap dance again and now competes in dance competitions and speaks about her experience.

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Kristen Fogle to Host San Diego Open Mic June 9

We are super excited to have San Diego Writers’ Ink Executive Director Kristen Fogel!

From the San Diego Writers’ Ink website: “Kristen Fogle is a freelance editor, writer, instructor, tutor, teaching artist, and theatrical performer/director. Over the last decade she has been the Editorial Director for three national college entertainment publications (Warning, ForUs, and CLIQ). She earned a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge and MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (teaching emphasis) from San Diego State University. She also recently received a Teaching Artist training certification from Young Audiences San Diego. You can find her weekly theatre reviews at www.sdtheatrereviews.com.”

Don’t miss out!

6:30 pm Friday, June 9

at 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 202 (The Ink Spot in Liberty Station), San Diego, California 92106

Bring your 3-minute story, bring a friend, or just come and listen!  Great group to mix and mingle and nosh with!

 

 

SoCal Standouts for May, 2017

Congratulations to our SoCal Standouts for May 2017!  We are pleased to honor these writers for their creativity and originality.  Thank you to our wonderful Guest Host, Andy Roe.  The winners are:  Andy Roe – Stalling; Jim Ruland – Going Under; Frank DiPalermo – The Untold Part; and Jesse Robinson – Fluffy

Listen and enjoy!

Andy Roe – Stalling

Jim Ruland – Going Under

Frank Di Palermo – The Untold Part

Jesse Robinson – Fluffy

 

Please join us for our next Dime Stories, Friday June 9 at San Diego Writers, Ink, Liberty Station.  6:30 Refreshments and Sign ups; 7:00 Readings.

GUEST HOST!

Kristen Fogle

 

 

 

SoCal Dime Stories Open Mic

Join us June 9, 2017 for our next SoCal Dime Stories Open Mic! (prose)

Bring your 3-minute memoir or story and enjoy those of others!

Where:  San Diego Writers, Ink; Liberty Station

When:  6:30 pm for refreshments and sign-ups, 7:00 pm readings

GUEST HOST:  KRISTEN FOGLE!

Duke City Stand Outs and May Open Mic

April DimeStories netted some more great stories out of Albuquerque:

“At the Pool” by Karen Fausnaugh

“Aunt Betty’s Mother’s Day Present” by Susan Paquet

“Claim to Fame” by Andy Paquet

“Heart-shaped Box, part 1” by Micah Palmer

NEXT OPEN MIC:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7 pm
at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave SE.

Bring your 3-minute stories and bring a friend. $3 donation requested.

DimeStories Founder Amy Wallen hosts Manuscript Workshop

Amy Wallen is once again hosting a 200-page Manuscript Workshop with David Ulin (pictured right) This is a special experience you won’t want to miss, especially if you’re at that What-Next stage with your currently literary project.  David Ulin is the former book critic of the LA Times and an author in his own right– not to mention a Guggenheim Fellow and from what I hear an all around good guy!

From Amy:

While we call it a 200-page manuscript workshop, this means UP TO 200 pages, with a minimum of 100. We’ll even take fewer if you show you’ve got perseverance. Few other workshops invite authors to submit so many pages-this is a great opportunity to have an astute set of eyes see the larger framework of your book and thus provide more comprehensive feedback.

 

Have you been struggling with seeing the vision for your book come to life on the page? Working on a novel or memoir and desperately need a few readers and some critical feedback? At the Ulin Workshop, an exclusive group of your peers, led by professional critic and author, David Ulin, will spend up to two hours diving deep into the core of your project and help you brainstorm around ideas, solving problems, and most importantly, unearthing the potential in your book.

To find out more about the Ulin Workshop, check out Amy’s website–>