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–>

Albuquerque’s Best DimeStories–the catch up post

You wouldn’t know it by the audio– or lack thereof of Dimestories posted on the website, but the Duke City DimeStories group is still going strong and there are tons of great writers in our midst and I have been remiss in posting our favorites. I hope my fellow DimeStoriers will forgive me for the delay… going back to November….

NOVEMBER 2016: We had an amazing group of listeners and readers and lots of really good stories to choose from. These were the standouts: “Rocket Chair” by Chris LaFleur, “No Need for Angels” by Sandra Valle, and “Mirage” by Tish Frederick

DECEMBER 2016: more great stories to choose from, our favorites included “Old Town Christmas Eve 1957” by Susan Paquet, “Old Dog Christmas” by Jessica Atcherly, and “Reruns” by Dee Cohen.

With the New Year came technical difficulties, a lost/garbled audio file and apologies….
No audio for January 2017.

FEBRUARY 2017 favorites included “The Great Flood, Pueblo Colorado, 1921” by Susan Paquet, “What’s Missing?” by Terri Klein, and “Plucked” by Dee Cohen.

MARCH 2017 included a newcomer, a regular, and our emcee “Screamin’ Mimi” by Uval, “When Meghan Eats Meat” by Iris Gersh, and “Pin the Tail” by Andy Paquet.

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).