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

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.

New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories

SPECIAL EVENT MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

1425635_436015763272730_3427216610505479401_nSpecial event, “New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories”  

7 pm, Saturday December 3, 2016

at The Draft Station, 1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

If you haven’t heard of City on the Edge, or listened, it’s hosted by Ty Bannerman and Mike Smith, with regular guest Nora Hickey.  Together they explore the history and culture of Albuquerque. Listen online at https://soundcloud.com/city-on-the-edge-podcast

Featured DimeStoriers include:  Maria Leyba, Merimee Mofitt, Blake Magnuson, Dee Cohen, Eirik Gumeny, Jess Atcherley, Georgia Santa Maria, and Jennifer Simpson. 

Stories will covere everything from  addiction, Route 66 motels, open space, grief, “place”, film industry, Barelas, discrimination, to community.  In other words, everything that makes this place amazing and perplexing.

The event is free, but we welcome donations to the New Mexico chapter of the ACLU.  There will be beverages and food available for purchase at the Draft Station.

Best DimeStories from Albuquerque, October 2016

DCF-header740We had a great group of DimeStoriers for our October gathering with stories about everything from travel and dysfunctional family to war and the election.  Here are our favorites:

  • Terri Klein, “Above the Fray” (a little election humor)
  • Tish Frederick, “Love’s Solitude”
  • Jessica Atcherly, “Paid Vacation”

Honorable Mention:

  • Andy Paquet, “Blending In”
  • Aaron Lade, “The Football”  (first timer made it just under the timer!)

 

Listen here:

NEXT Albuquerque DimeStories:

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm.


SPECIAL EVENT MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

1425635_436015763272730_3427216610505479401_nSpecial event, “New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories”  

7 pm, Saturday December 3, 2016

at The Draft Station, 1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

If you haven’t heard of City on the Edge, or listened, it’s hosted by Ty Bannerman and Mike Smith, with regular guest Nora Hickey.  Together they explore the history and culture of Albuquerque. Listen online at https://soundcloud.com/city-on-the-edge-podcast

AND… if you’re a DimeStorier with a 3-minute New Mexico tale to tell, and you can commit to attending the event, contact me (Jennifer) and tell me you want to be a part of the show!  You can use the contact form on THIS website.

 

ABQ DimeStories September 2016

I was unable to attend the September DimeStories in Albuquerque to record,  but the favorite stories from the open mic cam from regulars and a newbie:

Dee Cohen, “A Semi-Famous Poet Believes I’m Stalking Him”

Eirik Gumeny, “Free Falling”

Our favorite emcee, Andy Paquet, “Caller ID: God”

and newbie, although a much beloved member of the Albuquerque poetry scene, Don McIver, “The Porcupine.”

Sorry to have missed these stories and I hope to record them at some point!

Favorite Stories from Albuquerque May-Sept 2016

We’ve had some fantastic DimeStories over the past few months here in the Duke City and I am just catching up with the audio:

May 2016

Maria Leyba, “Passion Play Barrio Style”

 

Pamela Hirst, “Ike on a Bike”

 

Susan Paquet, “My Government Man”

 

Jess Atcherly, “Hollywood Hopeful

 

June 2016

Micah Palmer, “Junebug”

 

Karen Fausnaugh, “Kansas”

 

Iris Gersh, “Miami Shores House”

 

Terri Klein, “The Thread”