Duke City DimeStories, Albuquerque’s only open mic for prose, will celebrate its eighth year with a Showcase of DimeStories selected from the best of the past year’s monthly open mic events.
Authors who will be reading their 3-minute stories include: Gideon Campos, Karen Fausnaugh, Tish Frederick, Eirik Gumeny, Jennifer Krohn, Maria Leyba, Blake Magnuson, Georgia Santa Maria, Cindy Sylvester, and Uval Trubitz.
The event will be hosted by Jennifer Simpson.
3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 at
Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87107.
Friday, February 9, 2018 – Join us for an evening of fascinating stories and memoir! We look forward to your 3-minute readings.
6:30 Sign ups/snacks; 7:00 Readings; San Diego Writers Ink; Liberty Station
This month’s guest host:
Natalie Green is the Program Coordinator at PEN Center USA where she works with the Emerging Voices Fellowship, PEN In The Community writing residencies, and author evening series, PEN Presents. Natalie graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s in English and a concentration in creative writing. As an undergraduate, she managed Westwind, UCLA’s Journal of the Arts, and wrote a short story collection for her honors thesis entitled Lost Angeles.
John Van Roekel, a regular San Diego DimeStorier, is our first guest host for 2018. As I interviewed him for this piece, it struck me how lucky I am to get to know the characters in our DimeStory. We talked over an hour and John’s enthusiasm for writing, San Diego Writers, Ink, history, and DimeStories made for a remarkable conversation. He inspires me because he embraces life-long-learning and demonstrates how writing opens the door for opportunities to meet a marvelous community of creative people. His compassion, tenacity and hunger for historical research led him to write three impressive historical novels: Braver Deeds, Prisoner Moon, and Lorenzo’s Assassin.
Born in Iowa, John’s family moved near Pontiac, Michigan where he attended high school. He only applied to one school, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He laughs as he admits, “I’m glad I got in, because I didn’t have a Plan B.” He graduated with a B.A. in aerospace engineering and an M.A. in computer engineering. While raising two sons, John lived and worked in several states before returning to Ann Arbor. Continue reading “Meet John Van Roekel”
Refreshments and sign ups at 6:30; Readings at 7:00
Guest host: John Van Roekel!
John, originally from Michigan, came to San Diego in 2001. He is the author of three historical novels, Prisoner Moon, Lorenzo’s Assassin and Braver Deeds. He also edited his father’s WWII letters and you can find them on his website: http://johnvanroekel.com A software engineer by profession, John is a member and supporter of San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit organization for writers.
Brad Davidson, Judy Reeves, Chet Hall, and Tia Meredith were chosen by their peers to represent the best of DimeStories! We appreciate your creativity and composition. Thank you for sharing your humor, passion, heart, and imagination with us! We look forward to hearing more from you each month at our gatherings.