Meet the Paquets

A new regular series, featuring DimeStoriers. This started as a column on a site called DukeCityFix.com in Albuquerque but as that site is no longer being published, I am archiving the articles here, and hoping other chapter leaders from around the DimeStories community will participate.

To kick it off, I’m featuring stories from Andy and Susan Paquet who have been great supporters of the literary community in Albuquerque.

“Connected” by Andy Paquet and “Judge Falcone’s Funeral” by Susan Paquet

 

Andy Paquet grew up in Abq, went to UNM and UA, then worked at TCU in Ft. Worth, TX. He’s a retired microbiology professor. He wrote professional research publications and now enjoys the freedom to be creative, funny and not use statistics. He also emcees the DimeStories open mic here.

Susan Paquet lives in Corrales with her husband (Andy), Standard Poodle and pet goats. She began writing poems and short stories a few years ago and has never had so much fun. She recently published an Anthology, Apricots and Tortillas, about growing up in Albuquerque during the 1950’s and 60’s. Her short stories have also appeared in several other anthologies and journals.

Andy’s three (plus) favorite words are: dame, yes, nieto (grandson), and senior discount. Continue reading “Meet the Paquets”

ABQ DimeStorier Terri Klein to produce play

What Next, a play by DimeStorier Terri Klein will be enjoyed at the Congregation Albert  October 14-15, 2017.
Written by Terri Klein, the play centers around middle-aged dermatologist Martin Cohen who doesn’t believe in God, ghosts, or true love. Maybe that’s why they’re all out to get him. (Adult situations and language.)
Directed by Gloria Goodman; Assistant Directed by Gwenn Robinson.

Starring: Joel Miller, Owen Danan Martin, Daniele Cherry-Kokidajo Williams, Nick Olson, Hanna Cooper, Robin Lane, Charlene Fox, Wil Moore, and Frances Ozur Cole.

Featuring live Klezmer music by Di Kavene Kapelye (Randi Thompson, accordion, and Jeff Brody, violin).

Performances are October 14, 7:30 p.m. and October 15, 2:00 p.m.
at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM.
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors (65+), students with school ID, Congregation Albert Sisterhood members, and ATG members (with membership card).

What Next is an Hours Apart production, in partnership with Congregation Albert Sisterhood. All proceeds benefit Congregation Albert.

Hoping to see you at What Next!
Terri

July 2017 San Diego Standouts

So many good stories we had to choose FOUR standouts!  Thank you to all for your wonderful stories and fantastic performances!
Your stories:
Kevin Hennessey- Hat Factory
Tim Callaway – Aliens
Bernie Nofel – Like
Eber Lambert- Status Report

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!

 

 

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–>