August 2017 DimeStories Favorites
Thanks to all of our readers and listeners for making our August DimeStories so delightful. We had 12 readers, and we are getting to share 5 of those stories with you because there was a three way tie for our 2nd most favorite story.
Also, thanks to our new Dimestorians, for adding so much to our group, and a shout out to Pamala Gerber, a new reader who was one of our favorites of the month.
Seriously, every story was fun and interesting, and I would love to post them all, but to hear them all, you really should join us next month on September 10th.
Thanks to Nicholas Thurkettle for hosting, and to Cindy Berg who brought us our delicious snacks. Also to Nancy Milby for providing the very comfortable and wonderful space as well as the diverse and delicious wines! Lastly, again, thanks to all our readers and listeners for enhancing our fun.
Louie Rodriguez – “The Sunday Paper”
Pamela Gerber – “Taco Love”
Jennifer Hedgcock – “Washing Out the Soul”
Nicholas Thurkettle – “The Pen is Mightier than the Bullet Point”
Ron Terranova – “You Go, Elizabeth!”
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 September 10th 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
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