SoCal Open Mic – Feb. 10, 2017

Bring your Valentine to SoCal Open Mic (prose) on February 10, 2017                           San Diego Writer’s Ink in Liberty Station, San Diego.                                                       6:30 sign ups and readings begin at 7:00.

Thank you to our Guest Host:  Jim Ruland

Jim Ruland

Jim Ruland is the co-author of My Damage with Keith Morris, founding member of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF! (Da Capo 2016) and Giving the Finger with Scott Campbell Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch (Lyons Press 2014). He is also the author of the award-winning novel Forest of Fortune (Tyrus Books 2014) and the short story collection Big Lonesome (Gorsky Press 2005). Jim’s work has appeared in many publications, including The Believer, Black Warrior Review, Esquire, Granta, Hobart, Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, Mississippi Review, and Oxford American, and has received awards from Reader’s Digest and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the books columnist for San Diego CityBeat and runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its thirteenth year.

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.

New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories

SPECIAL EVENT MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

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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.

 

Orange County DimeStories Cancelled for August 2016

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DimeStories Orange County Open Mic, scheduled to occur on Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly.

Join us for our next DimeStories Open Mic on September 11th

As always, sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and we begin readings at 5:30 pm.

LOCATION:
LCA Wine
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Thanks to everyone for participating – both our readers and our listeners. See you in June!

April 2016 News

Duke City (Albuquerque) DimeStories

DimeStories WHTFOB cardThe next open mic is tomorrow!

April 21, 2016 at 7pm

at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave SE in the Blue Room.

Mix and mingle with fellow writers of very short prose, share your 3-minute story (that’s about 500 words), or come and listen.

$3-5 donation requested. Refreshments will be served.

Costa Mesa, CA DimeStories

logoIn April I was able to attend the open mic in Costa Mesa which takes place at LCA Wine. If you’re not familiar with LCA, check it out.  It’s a lovely space with lots of great wine and a knowledgeable staff to help you navigate…  and owner Nancy Milby has been most gracious in sharing her space with DimeStories.

Costa Mesa DimeStories take place the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5 pm….  except this May (Mother’s Day).  Check out the latest stories from the OC on this very website, and get  YOUR story ready for June.

San Diego, CA DimeStories

As you may or may not know the San Diego chapter leader, Joanna Gorman has stepped down.  DimeStories executive director (that’s me) Jennifer Simpson was able to host in April, flying in for the event from Albuquerque…  Now the chapter is putting together a committee to keep the chapter going.  In addition to hosting duties at the regular open mic, there are needs for promotional assistance –getting the word out consistently to local arts calendars, sending out the monthly newsletter, listing events on FaceBook and MeetUP, and updating this website.  Anyway, if you’re interested contact me through this website.  

As of now (April 20, 2016) the SanDiego open mic series on a short break…  stay tuned.

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Duke City DimeStories

Albuquerque, NM
308 DimeStoriers

Duke City DimeStories is part of a larger group that includes affiliates in San Diego, Laguna Beach, and Oceanside CA.  We’ve held events occasionally in NYC and regularly at …

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DimeStories Open Mic

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017, 7:00 PM
3 Attending

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DimeStories Orange County Meetup

Costa Mesa, CA
320 DimeStoriers

Bring your 3-minute story, and bring a friend (because listening is fun too!).Join this great group of writers, fiction and nonfiction, who recently moved from Laguna Beach to…

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DimeStories Orange County Open Mic

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
1 Attending

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DimeStories San Diego

San Diego, CA
246 DimeStoriers

Love to write? Of course you do. Like to perform? That’s a rhetorical question. Want to share your stories with other writers? Why am I even asking? Dime Stories are 3-minutes…

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Open Mic (prose) at San Diego Writers Ink

Friday, Oct 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
4 Attending

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Duke City DimeStories Anniversary Showcase 2016

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DUKE CITY DIMESTORIES CELEBRATES SIXTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

EVENT: DimeStories Anniversary Showcase

DATE: 3 p.m. Sunday, February 21

LOCATION: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

Duke City DimeStories, Albuquerque’s only open mic for prose, will celebrate its sixth year with a showcase of DimeStories selected from the best of the past year’s monthly events.

Authors who will read their 3-minute stories include: Kim Adonna, Jess Atcherly, Dee Cohen, Tish Fredrickson, Steve Howe, Marsha Johansen, Terri Klein, Jennifer Krohn, Maria Leyba, Marilyn Licht, Kempton Lindquist, Mopsy Matthews, Merimee Moffitt, Lisa Myers, Lata Nadig, Micah Palmer, Andy Paquet, Susan Paquet, Kraig Pickel, Georgia Santa Maria, Sarena Ulibarri, and Efrain Villa. Continue reading “Duke City DimeStories Anniversary Showcase 2016”