San Diego DimeStories Open Mic – July 14, 2017

Join us for our Open Mic (prose)! Bring your three-minute story to share and listen to other people’s stories! Or just come and listen, enjoy and be inspired! Friday, July 14 at San Diego Writers, Ink in Liberty Station. 6:30 Refreshments and sign ups, 7:00 readings begin. $5 donation at the door.

Guest Host!

Jennifer Tuccillo! DimeStories regular and volunteer extraordinaire!

Bio: Jennifer Drossell Tuccillo- Graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a BA in Theatre. She taught Drama for five years. Currently, she is working on a one-woman play about the events in her life. She attends and contributes regularly San Diego Writers, Ink, Dime Stories, and Thursday Writers. Diagnosed with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) in 2002, in 2012, she was determined to relearn to tap dance again and now competes in dance competitions and speaks about her experience.

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Kristen Fogle to Host San Diego Open Mic June 9

We are super excited to have San Diego Writers’ Ink Executive Director Kristen Fogel!

From the San Diego Writers’ Ink website: “Kristen Fogle is a freelance editor, writer, instructor, tutor, teaching artist, and theatrical performer/director. Over the last decade she has been the Editorial Director for three national college entertainment publications (Warning, ForUs, and CLIQ). She earned a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge and MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (teaching emphasis) from San Diego State University. She also recently received a Teaching Artist training certification from Young Audiences San Diego. You can find her weekly theatre reviews at www.sdtheatrereviews.com.”

Don’t miss out!

6:30 pm Friday, June 9

at 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 202 (The Ink Spot in Liberty Station), San Diego, California 92106

Bring your 3-minute story, bring a friend, or just come and listen!  Great group to mix and mingle and nosh with!

 

 

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

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.

January SoCal Dime Stories’ Standouts

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At January’s SoCal Dime Stories, three authors’ readings were selected as the stand-outs of the night. These authors are Bernie Nofel, Like the Witch to the ScarecrowTim Callaway, Kumundrum, and Cheryl Sonstein, Put It In a Bubble. and Erica Bouris for The Border (no audio).  Congratulations to them and hope you enjoy listening!

Bernie Nofel

Tim Callaway

Cheryl Sonstein

These pieces are now eligible to be considered for Dime Stories Podcast.

COMING SOON:  December 2016 SoCal Standouts!

 

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.

September Stories in San Diego, 2016

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September is my favorite time of year in San Diego:  the tourists are gone, the beach is still warm, and it’s close enough to my late August birthday to continue the celebration…  This September I was also able to fly in from Albuquerque to host DimeStories.  We had a nice group, and a collection of awesome stories–some funny, some sultry, some serious.  Alas, I was having so much fun I forgot to solicit audience input… so here are my favorites from the evening:

Carrie Danielson, “The Scent and Safety of a Screen” (and yes it over 3 minutes, I may have forgotten to push “start” on the timer, but I liked this story a lot)

 

Alex Bosworth, “Cypress” (the sound of Alex’s voice whispering “Cypress” has lingered)

 

Judy Reeves “Dear Bernadette” ( PG-13 )

 

Much thanks to all who attended, it was a fabulous night!  Lots of great volunteers who helped set up and clean up, and the regulars who bring their stories every month.  Such fun!