July 2017 DimeStories Favorites
Thanks to all of our readers and listeners for making our July DimeStories so much fun with such a wide diversity of topics and types of stories. Also, thanks to Nicholas Thurkettle for becoming our last minute host and also a thank you to Terry Black who did come prepared as a back-up host just in case…
Our fun and diverse stories all had fans, but there were (just barely) three obvious favorites with one just a nose behind, so you’ll get four stories this month. If you want to hear all the stories, you’re going to have to get your body over to LCA Wines in August for our next event. It’s worth it – truly it is! The social time before and after where we get to know one another better, and drink some of the amazing wine choices provided by Nancy Milby, and the delicious snacks that Cindy Berg brought for us.
Our #3 favorite was written and read by one of our new dimestorians, so please, come and share! Your stories are loved and important!
Pam Tallman “Do You Know the Way to Cupertino?”
Nicholas Thurkettle “Maria Walks Out”
Adam Golub “Genuine Natural Color” (apologies to Adam – we didn’t stop the recording in time not to hear background chatter – when there is more time, perhaps the audio can be shaved a bit)
Cindy Berg “A Growing Guilt”
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 August 13th 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