March 2018 DimeStories Favorites
Thanks to our always present, helpful, and wonderful organizers and helpers: Nancy Milby, Cindy Berg, Liz Zuercher, Nancy Grossman-Samuel, and our March host Jennifer Hedgecock. Thanks for the St. Patrick’s day jokes Jennifer!
Also a huge thank you to all our readers and listeners for your continual support and imaginative and interesting stories. Well, there was a once ever, unique occurrence this March! We’ve had ties before, but this time our ties for first place are all five stories below!
Enjoy and on April 8th, come and enjoy the stories in person. They are all very worth while and we are sorry we cannot put them ALL here!
Colleen Fitzpatrick – “Cross Words”
Jennifer Hedgecock – “The Starman”
Ron Hoefer – “My New Friend Ethel”
Pam Tallman – “Lost in Space”
Ron Terranova – “A Beautiful Day”
Enjoy these stories, and check out some of our older ones in our archives.
Looking forward to hearing more great stories and schmoozing with all the readers and listeners over wine and snacks on April 8th, 2018 for our next DimeStories open mic. As always, sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and we begin readings at 5:30 pm. Come a little early and/or stay a little late for some schmoozing, snacks and wine.
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
If you’re new to the group, your story must be prose, your own work, 3 minutes or less (approximately 500 words), but can be fiction, non-fiction, or something in between! ALSO, you do NOT need to read. You can come and listen this first time, or forever.
Also, as a heads up – we ask for a $5.00 donation per person to help cover our membership in the National DimeStories organization (helps keep these web pages up), as well as to help cover the costs of the food and drink we serve.
If you missed any of our previous open mic events LIVE, check out the Audience Picks from the past in the archive–>
Also, if you want to get on our e-mail list, please send a request to be added to OCDimeStories@gmail.com
On April 7th the always popular and very fun Literary Orange event will be taking place in Newport Beach at the Marriott. The Keynote speakers this year are: Chris Bohjalian, Elizabeth Smart, and Anna Quindlen. There are always many interesting breakout sessions on topics from current events to teen fiction. This event is sold out, but you can go to the site and perhaps some seats will open up. https://literaryorange.org/
Also, if you’re interested in new plays, South Coast Repertory Theater hosts and event called Pacific Playwright’s Festival on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd. You can call them or go to this site to check out the offerings for 2018.
Interested in getting your writing out there? Follow the links below:
The Gotham Writers website has classes and contests. Susan, one of our MCs mentioned #storieseverywhere contest as well as the 91-word memoir contest – you can explore those links and others here: http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/home.php
There are also a plethora of writing contests for every genre of writing through the writer’s magazine – check it out here: http://www.pw.org/grants