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”

 

 

 

DimeStories September 2016 News

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, September 9:  San Diego Open Mic at San Diego Writers, Ink

Liberty Station/NTC
Barracks 16, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92106

831ac7cf-0f54-403b-bc19-229b3f9bedbfEMCEE: Jennifer Simpson, DimeStories Wrangler, flying in from Albuquerque
Bring your 3-minute story, and bring a friend (because listening is fun too!).
Refreshments served at 7:30, stories begin at 8:00.

Dime Stories are 3-minutes stories (prose, not poetry) read by the author. They’re funny. They’re heart-rending. Fictional or factual, they’re always true.

Beware: Three-minute rule (that’s about 500 words) is strictly enforced.

$5.00 donation at the door is requested… and if you’d like to contribute a little extra towards food and wine, that’s much appreciated!

Sunday, September 11: Orange County DimeStories

As always, sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and we begin readings at 5:30 pm.
LCA Wine
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

$5 donation at the door requested.

Thursday, September 15: Duke City DimeStories (in Albuquerque

at The Source1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE (one mile south of Central Ave.– be sure you stay on Carlisle!)

Every third THURSDAY  7-9pm

Suggested donation:  $3 at the door

New voices always welcome!  Some of us are brand new to the writing and reading out loud scene, and some of us are regulars, we’re all writers.

Hosted by Andy Paquet, technical support by Jennifer Simpson

Stories from the Duke City: March / April 2016

Microphone

Somehow it seems another month has passed and our next Open Mic in Albuquerque is scheduled for TOMORROW:  5/17 (7 pm at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave. SE ).

Here are the Best stories from March and April (in no particular order):

“Joyce at the Gym” by Terri Klein

 

“Baby Farm” by Karen Fausnaugh

 

“Karmic Retribution” by Jimbu

 

“Finding Ah-penis” by Efrain Villa

 

“Glimpses of Grief” by Dee Cohen

 

“Macroaggression” by Blake Magnusson