Duke City Stand Outs and May Open Mic

April DimeStories netted some more great stories out of Albuquerque:

“At the Pool” by Karen Fausnaugh

“Aunt Betty’s Mother’s Day Present” by Susan Paquet

“Claim to Fame” by Andy Paquet

“Heart-shaped Box, part 1” by Micah Palmer

NEXT OPEN MIC:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7 pm
at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave SE.

Bring your 3-minute stories and bring a friend. $3 donation requested.

DimeStories Founder Amy Wallen hosts Manuscript Workshop

Amy Wallen is once again hosting a 200-page Manuscript Workshop with David Ulin (pictured right) This is a special experience you won’t want to miss, especially if you’re at that What-Next stage with your currently literary project.  David Ulin is the former book critic of the LA Times and an author in his own right– not to mention a Guggenheim Fellow and from what I hear an all around good guy!

From Amy:

While we call it a 200-page manuscript workshop, this means UP TO 200 pages, with a minimum of 100. We’ll even take fewer if you show you’ve got perseverance. Few other workshops invite authors to submit so many pages-this is a great opportunity to have an astute set of eyes see the larger framework of your book and thus provide more comprehensive feedback.

 

Have you been struggling with seeing the vision for your book come to life on the page? Working on a novel or memoir and desperately need a few readers and some critical feedback? At the Ulin Workshop, an exclusive group of your peers, led by professional critic and author, David Ulin, will spend up to two hours diving deep into the core of your project and help you brainstorm around ideas, solving problems, and most importantly, unearthing the potential in your book.

To find out more about the Ulin Workshop, check out Amy’s website–>

SoCal Dime Stories – Blazing Laptops Team

Callling all Dime Stories supporters!   Join and/or support our Dime Stories Team for Blazing Laptops, a fundraiser for San Diego Writers, Ink.  We pledge to write for seven hours at The Ink Spot.  Here are the links if you care to join us or send a pledge.  Help us contribute to this valuable community resource!

Sign Up to Participate:                                         https://sandiegowriters.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/b12b124/reg-signup/pledge

Pledge to Carrie:  http://sandiegowriters.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/16367/regPages/pledge/carriedanielson

Pledge to Barbara:                        http://sandiegowriters.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/16367/regPages/pledge/barbarahuntington

Thanks for your support!

 

 

SoCal Dime Stories – Open Mic

SoCal Dime Stories Open Mic (Prose)

Friday, May 12, 2017                                                                                                          6:30 p.m. Refreshments and Sign Ups, 7:00 p.m. Readings                                                  San Diego Writer’s Ink;                                                                                                  Liberty Station, San Diego, CA                                                    http://www.sandiegowriters.org/

Join us for suspenseful stories and moving memoir!

Guest Host:  Andy Roe!

Bio:

Andrew Roe is the author of The Miracle Girl (Algonquin Books) and Where You Live (Engine Books). His fiction has been published in Tin House, One Story, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Slice, The Cincinnati Review, and other publications, as well as the anthologies 24 Bar Blues (Press 53) and Where Love Is Found (Washington Square Press). His nonfiction has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, and elsewhere. He lives in Oceanside, California, with his wife and three children.

Bring your 3-minute stories (time them in advance) and enjoy a warm, friendly evening listening to the stories of others.

SoCal Standouts – March 10, 2017

Congratulations to our March SoCal Standouts !

 

 NEW!  Each month we will include the introduction from our Guest Host.  March Guest Host – Tammy Greenwood

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.

Guest Host: Tammy Greenwood – Introduction

Eber Lambert – Writing Tragedy

Ed Coonce – Orange Pekoe

Frank DiPalermo – Coming & Going in Las Vegas

Lawrence Johnson – Speaking in Tongues

SoCal Dime Stories Open Mic – April 14, 2017

Please join us for SoCal Dime Stories Open Mic on Friday, April 14, 2017!  

                                  Refreshments and Sign Ups at 6:30, Readings at 7:00,                                   San Diego Writer’s Ink, Liberty Station, San Diego

Guest Host: Judy Reeves!

Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit and The Writer’s Retreat Kit. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other anthologies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of A Writer’s Book of Days was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards.Her latest book is Wild Women, Wild Voices. Her website is judyreeveswriter.com She blogs at livelymuse.com.

SoCal Standouts!

Another installment of SoCal Standouts!     These Dime Stories are from our Open Mic February 10, 2017.  

That night, the audience chose four readers to represent SoCal Dime Stories.

Those selected are:

Bernie Nofel – Believe It Or Not; Judy Reeves – Matthias Church;                               Jennifer Tuccillo – Theory of Love; Lawrence Johnson – Stop the Clocks

Enjoy listening!

Bernie Nofel

Judy Reeves

Jennifer Tuccillo

Lawrence Johnson

These 3-minute Dime Stories are now eligible for consideration for the Dime Stories Podcast!  Congratulations to all!