San Diego DimeStories
Open Mic (prose)
Friday, April 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. Sign Ups
7:00 p.m. Readings
San Diego Writers, Ink
Bio:Danielle Baldwin is a freelance writer, mentor and leadership coach who is passionate about helping people and businesses tell their stories. In addition to writing and coaching, Danielle is president of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association and hosts Brown Bag, a prompt-based writing class, every Tuesday at noon at San Diego Writers Ink. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
In her spare time, Danielle is a literary fiction fanatic, brussels sprout connoisseur, fitted sheet folding flunkie, frequent dropper of f-bombs, repeated auto-correct victim, Springsteen devotee, and die-hard dog person. She is also a fertility survivor, member of the tribe of the motherless, and a hopeful memoirist who blogs at her site daniellebbaldwin.com.
Join us Friday, March 9, 2018
San Diego DimeStories Open Mic
6:30 pm Refreshments and Sign Ups
7:00 pm Readings
San Diego Writers, Ink; Liberty Station
$5 donation at the door
GUEST HOST Bernie Nofel !
Bernie has been a scribbling scribe regular in San Diego’s writing community for years. In addition to DimeStories, Bernie has confused, perplexed, annoyed, irritated, and sometimes inspired fellow wordsmiths at Wednesday’s Write Real Early and Thursday Writes. The one thing he’s rarely done is bore anyone.
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”