Ft. Collins to launch DimeStories

Please join me in welcoming the newest DimeStories Chapter, Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Amanda Martinek to the family!  If you are anywhere near Ft. Collins, do check out the launch event:

Friday, March 9 th , 2018 at 6:00 PM.

at The Bean Cycle, 144 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

The monthly event will take place on the 2 nd Friday of each
month at The Bean Cycle.

DimeStories are 3-minutes prose pieces read by the author. Authors of all experience levels are welcome to sign up and read.

Writers can sign up to read at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM.

The Fort Collins Chapter event is hosted by Amanda Martinek.


Amanda is a San Diego native, now rooted in Fort Collins. She is a member of Northern Colorado Writers and works in social and digital media marketing.


She was previously the Editor in Chief of a music publication called ListenSD and is currently working on her debut novel.

San Diego Open Mic (prose)

Join us Friday, March 9, 2018

San Diego DimeStories Open Mic 

6:30 pm Refreshments and Sign Ups
7:00 pm Readings 

San Diego Writers, Ink;       Liberty Station
$5 donation at the door

GUEST HOST Bernie Nofel !

Bernie has been a scribbling scribe regular in San Diego’s writing community for years. In addition to DimeStories, Bernie has confused, perplexed, annoyed, irritated, and sometimes inspired fellow wordsmiths at Wednesday’s Write Real Early and Thursday Writes. The one thing he’s rarely done is bore anyone.

 Bernie writes and presents with the passion one

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Albuquerque Celebrates 8th Anniversary!

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

Authors who will be reading their 3-minute stories include:  Gideon Campos, Karen Fausnaugh, Tish Frederick, Eirik Gumeny, Jennifer Krohn, Maria Leyba, Blake Magnuson, Georgia Santa Maria, Cindy Sylvester, and Uval Trubitz.


The event will be hosted by Jennifer Simpson.

3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 at

Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87107.


San Diego DimeStories February 2018 Open Mic (prose)

Friday, February 9, 2018 – Join us for an evening of fascinating stories and memoir! We look forward to your 3-minute readings.

6:30 Sign ups/snacks; 7:00 Readings; San Diego Writers Ink; Liberty Station

This month’s guest host:

Natalie Green!

Natalie Green is the Program Coordinator at PEN Center USA where she works with the Emerging Voices Fellowship, PEN In The Community writing residencies, and author evening series, PEN Presents. Natalie graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s in English and a concentration in creative writing. As an undergraduate, she managed Westwind, UCLA’s Journal of the Arts, and wrote a short story collection for her honors thesis entitled Lost Angeles.

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January 12, 2018

San Diego Open Mic (prose)

Bring in the New Year with DimeStories!  

Friday, January 12, 2018

Refreshments and sign ups at 6:30; Readings at 7:00

Guest host:  John Van Roekel!


John, originally from Michigan, came to San Diego in 2001.  He is the author of three historical novels, Prisoner Moon, Lorenzo’s Assassin and Braver Deeds.  He also edited his father’s WWII letters and you can find them on his website:    http://johnvanroekel.com   A software engineer by profession, John is a member and supporter of San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit organization for writers.

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!

Open Mic San Diego – October

Friday the 13th

                     San Diego DimeStories Open Mic                    13th Anniversary

If you are Superstitious…
Don’t Miss It!

6:30-7:30 Inspirations Gallery next to Inkspot; SDWI, Liberty Station

7:30 – 10 Readings in the Inkspot

10 – 11 Continue celebration at Inspirations Gallery