Please join us for SoCal Dime Stories Open Mic on Friday, March 10, 2017! Refreshments and Sign Ups at 6:30, Readings at 7:00, San Diego Writer’s Ink, Liberty Station, San Diego
Guest Host: Tammy Greenwood
Tammy 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.
Bring your Valentine to SoCal Open Mic (prose) on February 10, 2017 San Diego Writer’s Ink in Liberty Station, San Diego. 6:30 sign ups and readings begin at 7:00.
Thank you to our Guest Host: Jim Ruland
Jim Ruland is the co-author of My Damage with Keith Morris, founding member of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF! (Da Capo 2016) and Giving the Finger with Scott Campbell Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch (Lyons Press 2014). He is also the author of the award-winning novel Forest of Fortune (Tyrus Books 2014) and the short story collection Big Lonesome (Gorsky Press 2005). Jim’s work has appeared in many publications, including The Believer, Black Warrior Review, Esquire, Granta, Hobart, Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, Mississippi Review, and Oxford American, and has received awards from Reader’s Digest and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the books columnist for San Diego CityBeat and runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its thirteenth year.
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 Scarecrow, Tim 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!
These pieces are now eligible to be considered for Dime Stories 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).
Special 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.