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

SoCal Standouts – April, 2017

Congratulations to our April SoCal Standouts!

 Thank you to our Guest Host – Judy Reeves

These are the stories selected by the audience as gems of the evening.  They are now eligible to be selected for the Dime Stories Podcast.  Prepare to laugh!

Amy Wallen – Please Release Me

Eber Lambert – The Gospel of Loo

Ed Coonce – Maligula and Hornwald’s Third Day

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.

 

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

News from Orange County May 2016

Because of Mother’s Day, we are not holding a DimeStories Meeting this month.

If you want, you can replay our favorite stories on this very website–>

We’ll be back on June 12th with another edition of DimeStories!

It’s actually the week BEFORE father’s day, so we’re not taking sides or playing favorites.

Sign ups on June 12th will begin at 5:00pm and we start with our readings at precisely (more or less) 5:30pm!

Again we will meet in Nancy’s space…

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

The location is right on the corner across from the Farmer’s Market and across the parking lot is the Paul Mitchell hair school on one side and the Chuck Jones creativity school on the other. It’s actually easier to get to the space via Sunflower.


January DimeStories from the Duke City 2016

Well I don’t know what happened…. one minute we were celebrating New Years, then the Anniversary Showcase, and now it’s St. Patricks Day and the year feels like it’s half over!

We do have audio for our January BEST Ofs from Albuquerque:

Jess Atcherley, “Dashed Dreams on the Rainbow Coast”

 

Dee Cohen, “Mable Makes her Move”

 

Terri Klein, “By the Stomach”

In Memory Of: Mopsy Matthews

mopsy-photoOne of our Albuquerque DimeStoriers passed away on January 25, 2016.  Mopsy had become a semi-regular attendee (in between her international travels) at our monthly open mic events and a couple of her stories had been selected as a Best Of.  Mopsy had also been attending my Monday Writers drop-in group.  I hadn’t seen her in a while, and when she didn’t reply to the invitation to participate in the Anniversary Showcase event for this year, I emailed a follow up, assuming she was on another adventure.

Sadly I received the news of her death from a family friend.  From her official obituary: Continue reading “In Memory Of: Mopsy Matthews”