February 2018 DimeStories Favorites
Thanks to our always present, helpful, and wonderful organizers and helpers: Nancy Milby, Cindy Berg, Nancy Grossman-Samuel, and February’s host Terry Black
Also a huge thank you to all our readers and listeners for your continual support and imaginative and interesting stories. Our five favorite stories this month were:
Pam Tallman – “Love Below the Mason/Dixon Line”
Colleen Fitzpatrick – “Remembering Loretta”
Susan Cameron – “Hallelujah I am Saved”
Mike Neis – The Other
Ron Terranova – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
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 March 11th, 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. It’s filling up fast, so check it out here if you’re interested… https://literaryorange.org/
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