Joanna Gorman will emcee the April 2015 San Diego DimeStories Open Mic event:
Friday, April 10, 2015
Readings begin at 8 p.m, but come at 7:30 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!
Originally from San Diego, Joanna lived in Singapore, and is now back in her hometown, teaching ESL and Citizenship (which feeds into her healthy obsession with Early American history). An historian by trade, Joanna has taught U.S. and World History, and Film Theory at CSUSM.
Joanna is also a hospice volunteer, an advocate for veterans for several non-profits, and a Gold Star Wife, having lost her active duty husband.
Joanna’s writing ranges from poetry, short stories, and she is currently working on a memoir about life with her late husband. Joanna enjoys re-reading her history textbooks from the grad department, convincing her cat that the kitchen is not a restaurant (but it is really), taking care of her veteran dad, writing, and her volunteer endeavors.
3 Writers whose work you admire:
Evelyn Waugh, Lord Byron, my fellow Dime Story writers
3 things on your desk right now:
A chunk of black tourmaline, an electric tea kettle, and an antique jewelry box from Japan.
3 of your favorite words:
Shokran, merci, gracias.
One of Joanna’s favorite writing prompts:
What would a monument to you look like?