January SoCal Dime Stories’ Standouts

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At January’s SoCal Dime Stories, three authors’ readings were selected as the stand-outs of the night. These authors are Bernie Nofel, Like the Witch to the ScarecrowTim Callaway, Kumundrum, and Cheryl Sonstein, Put It In a Bubble. and Erica Bouris for The Border (no audio).  Congratulations to them and hope you enjoy listening!

Bernie Nofel

Tim Callaway

Cheryl Sonstein

These pieces are now eligible to be considered for Dime Stories Podcast.

COMING SOON:  December 2016 SoCal Standouts!

 

Ring in the New Year with Tammy Greenwood

DimeStories Guest emcee for the first gathering of DimeStories in San Diego will be Tammy Greenwood!  Join us:

7 p.m. Friday, January 13 
at Liberty Station/NTC, Barracks 16, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92106

Hosted by Carrie Danielson, with tech support by Richard Diaz, READINGS begin at 7 p.m, but come at 6:30 pm to sign up, and mix and mingle with a group of awesome and friendly writers!

Bring your 3-minute story and bring a friend because listening is fun too!  $5 suggested donation.

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T. Greenwood is the author of eleven award-winning novels. She has received grants from numerous foundations including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Her latest novel, THE GOLDEN HOUR, will be released on February 28, 2017.

She teaches creative writing for San Diego Writer’s Ink, Grossmont College, and online for The Writer’s Center. She and her husband, Patrick, live in San Diego, CA with their two daughters.

 

She is also a photographer. More information about T. Greenwood can be found at her website: http://www.tgreenwood.com.

Don’t forget our literary podcast!

A friend asked me the other day if we’d done more podcast episodes!  She hadn’t listened  since the 2nd one.  “We’re on our seventh!” I said.  Exclaimed, really.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should.  Each episode is just about 15 minutes and the stories all revolve around a theme. We’ve heard stories about parents, childhood, food, home, and aging. And our newest episode, just in time for the Christmas and New Years holidays (lots of humor and lots of bleeping).

 

New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories

SPECIAL EVENT MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

1425635_436015763272730_3427216610505479401_nSpecial event, “New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories”  

7 pm, Saturday December 3, 2016

at The Draft Station, 1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

If you haven’t heard of City on the Edge, or listened, it’s hosted by Ty Bannerman and Mike Smith, with regular guest Nora Hickey.  Together they explore the history and culture of Albuquerque. Listen online at https://soundcloud.com/city-on-the-edge-podcast

Featured DimeStoriers include:  Maria Leyba, Merimee Mofitt, Blake Magnuson, Dee Cohen, Eirik Gumeny, Jess Atcherley, Georgia Santa Maria, and Jennifer Simpson. 

Stories will covere everything from  addiction, Route 66 motels, open space, grief, “place”, film industry, Barelas, discrimination, to community.  In other words, everything that makes this place amazing and perplexing.

The event is free, but we welcome donations to the New Mexico chapter of the ACLU.  There will be beverages and food available for purchase at the Draft Station.

Best DimeStories from Albuquerque, October 2016

DCF-header740We had a great group of DimeStoriers for our October gathering with stories about everything from travel and dysfunctional family to war and the election.  Here are our favorites:

  • Terri Klein, “Above the Fray” (a little election humor)
  • Tish Frederick, “Love’s Solitude”
  • Jessica Atcherly, “Paid Vacation”

Honorable Mention:

  • Andy Paquet, “Blending In”
  • Aaron Lade, “The Football”  (first timer made it just under the timer!)

 

Listen here:

NEXT Albuquerque DimeStories:

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm.


SPECIAL EVENT MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

1425635_436015763272730_3427216610505479401_nSpecial event, “New Mexico Stories: City on the Edge and DimeStories”  

7 pm, Saturday December 3, 2016

at The Draft Station, 1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

If you haven’t heard of City on the Edge, or listened, it’s hosted by Ty Bannerman and Mike Smith, with regular guest Nora Hickey.  Together they explore the history and culture of Albuquerque. Listen online at https://soundcloud.com/city-on-the-edge-podcast

AND… if you’re a DimeStorier with a 3-minute New Mexico tale to tell, and you can commit to attending the event, contact me (Jennifer) and tell me you want to be a part of the show!  You can use the contact form on THIS website.

 

The DimeStories October Surprise: a PODCAST!

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If you’ve been following DimeStories on Facebook you may know that we launched a podcast—DimeStories: Three 3-minute stories read by the author around a theme.  Sort of like “This American Life.”  But no Ira Glass. And sometimes the stories are fiction.

You can listen here on the DimeStories website.   OR you can subscribe to DimeStories on iTunes.  If you like what you hear, it would be great if you could review it.

You can also follow us on Soundcloud and Stitcher.

September Stories in San Diego, 2016

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September is my favorite time of year in San Diego:  the tourists are gone, the beach is still warm, and it’s close enough to my late August birthday to continue the celebration…  This September I was also able to fly in from Albuquerque to host DimeStories.  We had a nice group, and a collection of awesome stories–some funny, some sultry, some serious.  Alas, I was having so much fun I forgot to solicit audience input… so here are my favorites from the evening:

Carrie Danielson, “The Scent and Safety of a Screen” (and yes it over 3 minutes, I may have forgotten to push “start” on the timer, but I liked this story a lot)

 

Alex Bosworth, “Cypress” (the sound of Alex’s voice whispering “Cypress” has lingered)

 

Judy Reeves “Dear Bernadette” ( PG-13 )

 

Much thanks to all who attended, it was a fabulous night!  Lots of great volunteers who helped set up and clean up, and the regulars who bring their stories every month.  Such fun!