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!

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

San Diego DimeStories Guest Host: Judy Reeves!

Join us for the August Open Mic for DimeStories!

JR-author-introa1-2SPECIAL GUEST HOST: Judy Reeves, writing practice provocateur extraordinaire

We’ll have snacks and something to wet your whistle; you’ll have a 3-minute story (that’s about 500 words) to share!

And bring a friend!

Or just come to listen.

7:30 pm Friday, August 12, 2016

at San Diego Writers, Ink

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

Mix and mingle starting at 7:30 pm.  Come a bit early to set up–it’s a great way to make friends, catch up with old friends, and help out.  And get first crack at the snacks.

Readings begin at 8 p.m,

$5 at the door and worth every penny

If you don’t know Judy Reeves, you can check out her impressive bio over on her professional website.  I can tell you she is one of my favorite people in the world.

I took my first writing workshop from her sometime back in 90s and was part of her read and critique group around 2005-7.  I have even taken inspiration from her (and Jill Badonsky) in hosting my own drop in writing group in Albuquerque.

Don’t miss this event!

Dime Stories Resumed in San Diego!

Dime Stories will resume in San Diego on June 10th! The event will be hosted by the ever-popular former host extraordinaire- DAVID RAINES.

A little bit about David:
DAVID RAINES (San Diego Emcee) is a movie blogger, graphic designer, video editor, and writer.

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He has been featured in San Diego Magazine Online, The Daily Aztec, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, North Park News, and San Diego Writers Ink’s A Year in Ink Vol. IV anthology.

He is a genre fiction writer with a focus on atmospheric horror. He has recorded an audiobook of his own novella, Red Line, in addition to other voiceover experience. His other talents include photography and Web design.

 

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…

Next Meetup

Open Mic (prose) at San Diego Writers Ink

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

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December 2015 DimeStories

San Diego DimeStories took place on a cold and rainy night the 2nd Friday in December at  the home of San Diego Writers Ink down in Liberty Station—  you’ll hear the planes landing at nearby Lindbergh Field in the recordings… but the sound of those planes didn’t stop the readers from sharing their stories.  The Best Ofs include:

Lawrence Johnson, “The 3rd Floor”

Cheryl Sonstein, “Confessions of a Caregiver”

David Latham “I Sorry So Sorry”

 

Brad Davidson’s “Merry 4th of July” was a crowd favorite, and though it went over by 15 seconds!  we’re posting it anyway in the spirit of the holiday season:

 

There were so many good stories in Orange County (every 2nd Sunday of the month! at LCA Wine)  that they couldn’t select only three!

Nicholas Thurkettle, “Change of Venue”

Liz Zuercher, “Mrs. Schlobaum’s Christmas Cookies”

Niina Satola, “An Open Letter to the Wasp Trapped on the 71v”

Pam Tallman, “A Christmas Gift”

Louis Rodriguez, “The Trustifarian”

Anna Yamamuro, “The Tree”

 

And on a cold night in Albuquerque ( winter does come to the Duke City–it’s not Phoenix!) we gathered at The Source for hot wassail, tamales, and various goodies to share stories. The Best Ofs included:

Karen Fausnaugh, “Love Analytics”

 

Kim Adonna, “Blue Pants that Glitter”

 

Mopsy Matthews, “Treasure”