April 2017 DimeStories Favorites
We have 6 favorites to share with you this time. Our first, second and third favorites were each one vote behind the other, but then 4, 5, and 6 were tied and right behind that so we just had to shout out all of our favorites. There were other stories that were wonderful, moving, and all got votes, so you’ll just have to show up for our June DimeStories to hear them all! There will be no DimeStories meeting in May to honor Mother’s Day.
Louie Rodriguez, “Confessions of a Cameraman Part Two”
Braulio, “Driverless News”
Audre Schantz, “The Mouse’s Children”
And our tied favorites are:
Liz Zuercher, “The World According to Hattie May”
Nancy Milby, “Traffic in Paradise”
Pat Wills, “Garages are for Parking Cars, Not Families”
Enjoy these stories, check out some of our older ones, and see you on June 11th for our next DimeStories open mic. As always, sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and we begin readings at 5:30 pm.
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Looking forward to hearing all of your great stories and schmoozing with all the readers and listeners over wine and snacks.
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
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