SoCal Open Mic – Feb. 10, 2017

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

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.

SoCal Standouts – Dec. 9, 2016

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Another installment of SoCal Standouts!

These stories are from our Open Mic on December 9, 2016.   The audience chose four to appear on the website.  Those selected are:

Ed Coonce, Letter from the Future; Carol Moscrip, Daisy Petals; Judy Reeves, Flowers at her Feet; and Bill Peters, Dear Nanowrimos.

Ed Coonce

Carol Moscrip

Judy Reeves

Bill Peters

 

Congratulations to all of them!  These stories are now eligible to be selected for Dime Stories Podcast.

January SoCal Dime Stories’ Standouts

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At January’s SoCal Dime Stories, three authors’ readings were selected as the stand-outs of the night. These authors are Bernie Nofel, Like the Witch to the ScarecrowTim Callaway, Kumundrum, and Cheryl Sonstein, Put It In a Bubble. and Erica Bouris for The Border (no audio).  Congratulations to them and hope you enjoy listening!

Bernie Nofel

Tim Callaway

Cheryl Sonstein

These pieces are now eligible to be considered for Dime Stories Podcast.

COMING SOON:  December 2016 SoCal Standouts!

 

Ring in the New Year with Tammy Greenwood

DimeStories Guest emcee for the first gathering of DimeStories in San Diego will be Tammy Greenwood!  Join us:

7 p.m. Friday, January 13 
at Liberty Station/NTC, Barracks 16, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92106

Hosted by Carrie Danielson, with tech support by Richard Diaz, READINGS begin at 7 p.m, but come at 6:30 pm to sign up, and mix and mingle with a group of awesome and friendly writers!

Bring your 3-minute story and bring a friend because listening is fun too!  $5 suggested donation.

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T. 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.

Don’t forget our literary podcast!

A friend asked me the other day if we’d done more podcast episodes!  She hadn’t listened  since the 2nd one.  “We’re on our seventh!” I said.  Exclaimed, really.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should.  Each episode is just about 15 minutes and the stories all revolve around a theme. We’ve heard stories about parents, childhood, food, home, and aging. And our newest episode, just in time for the Christmas and New Years holidays (lots of humor and lots of bleeping).

 

New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories

SPECIAL EVENT MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

1425635_436015763272730_3427216610505479401_nSpecial event, “New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories”  

7 pm, Saturday December 3, 2016

at The Draft Station, 1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

If you haven’t heard of City on the Edge, or listened, it’s hosted by Ty Bannerman and Mike Smith, with regular guest Nora Hickey.  Together they explore the history and culture of Albuquerque. Listen online at https://soundcloud.com/city-on-the-edge-podcast

Featured DimeStoriers include:  Maria Leyba, Merimee Mofitt, Blake Magnuson, Dee Cohen, Eirik Gumeny, Jess Atcherley, Georgia Santa Maria, and Jennifer Simpson. 

Stories will covere everything from  addiction, Route 66 motels, open space, grief, “place”, film industry, Barelas, discrimination, to community.  In other words, everything that makes this place amazing and perplexing.

The event is free, but we welcome donations to the New Mexico chapter of the ACLU.  There will be beverages and food available for purchase at the Draft Station.

Best DimeStories from Albuquerque, October 2016

DCF-header740We had a great group of DimeStoriers for our October gathering with stories about everything from travel and dysfunctional family to war and the election.  Here are our favorites:

  • Terri Klein, “Above the Fray” (a little election humor)
  • Tish Frederick, “Love’s Solitude”
  • Jessica Atcherly, “Paid Vacation”

Honorable Mention:

  • Andy Paquet, “Blending In”
  • Aaron Lade, “The Football”  (first timer made it just under the timer!)

 

Listen here:

NEXT Albuquerque DimeStories:

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm.


SPECIAL EVENT MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

1425635_436015763272730_3427216610505479401_nSpecial event, “New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories”  

7 pm, Saturday December 3, 2016

at The Draft Station, 1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

If you haven’t heard of City on the Edge, or listened, it’s hosted by Ty Bannerman and Mike Smith, with regular guest Nora Hickey.  Together they explore the history and culture of Albuquerque. Listen online at https://soundcloud.com/city-on-the-edge-podcast

AND… if you’re a DimeStorier with a 3-minute New Mexico tale to tell, and you can commit to attending the event, contact me (Jennifer) and tell me you want to be a part of the show!  You can use the contact form on THIS website.