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Posted by: | Posted on: February 12, 2021

San Diego February DimeStories and January Tribute to Jennifer Simpson

 San Diego Virtual February DimeStories

Friday, February 12, 2021

7pm Pacific Time

For the Zoom link:


Two Tributes to Jennifer Simpson 






Dee Cohen – The Thing About Jen


Amy Wallen Part 1 – Tribute to Jennifer

Amy Wallen Part 2 – Reading Jennifer Simpson’s Reconstructing My Mother

Posted by: | Posted on: January 8, 2021

San Diego December Spotlight! Watch and Enjoy

Congratulationsto San Diego DimeStories Spotlight Authors!

  1. Ed Coonce – A Clear and Present Manger
  2. Mary Anne Donahue – The Last Time I Saw Her
  3. Mary Guerin-Getting Real
  4. Ed’s Nanniga

Posted by: | Posted on: December 10, 2020

San Diego November Spotlight!


(Our next DimeStories is December 11; 7:00 Pacific.  For virtual link:

Judy Reeves: Prologue-The Apartment, The Mice


Bernie Nofel: Open It Up, Let’s See What’s Inside the Box


June Cressy: A Hole Full of Sorrows


Ed Coonce: Nanninga (He explains what that is!)
Posted by: | Posted on: October 29, 2020

San Diego September DimeStories Standouts and More

Our StandOuts from our Virtual Open Mic:

Friday, September 11 are Frank Palermo, Tish Fredricks, and Carrie Danielson.

Watch and enjoy!  We meet virtually the second Friday of every month!

Frank Palermo:  The Buick on my Chest

Tish Frederick: Reflex

Carrie Danielson:   Gray

Posted by: | Posted on: August 10, 2020

San Diego DimeStories August Open Mic

San Diego DimeStories

Virtual Open Mic

Friday, August 14, 7:00pm

Pacific Time

via Zoom

Email: for the link

Join us to honor two members we lost this month:

John Van Roekel and Don Ryan



Posted by: | Posted on: June 15, 2020

Virtual DimeStories on the road with San Diego Writers Festival!


Join us for Virtual DimeStories June 27, 5:00 p.m. as part of the Virtual San Diego Writers Festival!

From SDWF: For the last 15 years, DimeStories San Diego has worked to provide as many opportunities as it can for authors of tiny tales to read their stories to a live audience. If you fear rejection, but want to hear applause–this open mic is for you.  All stories will be recorded and some will be selected by the curators to be posted on the DimeStories and San Diego Writers Festival websites so that you can amaze and delight your pals.

From DimeStories: INSTRUCTIONS!

San Diego DimeStories is excited to join San Diego Writers Festival via Zoom,  Saturday, June 27th at 5:00 p.m.  DimeStories are three-minute prose stories read by the author.  All genres welcome as well as all ages and experience levels.  DimeStories is for pure enjoyment of the written word, no comments, no critique, we are here to support and applaud.

  1. Get your stories polished and timed. (We are strict about three minutes!)
  2. Between Friday, June 26th and June 27th, check the San Diego Writers Festival website:
or the DimeStories website  and find access to the Zoom link. 
  1. The first fifteen to sign in will read.
  2. If you don’t want to read but want to join us PLEASE DO! Listen at:

Thanks to San Diego Writers Festival for inviting DimeStories to join such a great event.  We look forward to “seeing” you and hearing San Diego’s writers share their 3-minute prose.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 11, 2020

CANCELED San Diego March DimeStories CANCELED; ENJOY February StandOuts!


Friday, March 13! CANCELED

San Diego Writers, Ink; Liberty Station; 
6:30 Sign Ups - 7:00 Readings;
3-Minute stories read by the author; LISTEN AND ENJOY!

Congratulations to our February DimeStories StandOuts!

Mark Drozda – Cupid’s Crisis

Tom Waldron – Helpless and Radiant

June Cressy – One Last Time

Don Ryan – Water and the Holy Ghost