DimeStories will be facilitating a special event for Diversity Week in Los Alamos! We’ll start off with a writing workshop where we’ll craft dime-sized stories a bout food and end with writers sharing their delicious DimeStories:
Thursday, January 24, 6-9pm
at UnQuarked Wine Bar in Los Alamos, 145 Central Park Square
This Thursday come share YOUR 3-minute story!
7 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at
The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave SE (at the corner of Carlisle and Andersen, one short mile south of Central)
We gather in the blue room. $3 donation requested, tea will be served and there may be snacks. There will DEFINITELY be some great stories.
Please join me in welcoming the newest DimeStories Chapter, Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Amanda Martinek to the family! If you are anywhere near Ft. Collins, do check out the launch event:
Friday, March 9 th , 2018 at 6:00 PM.
at The Bean Cycle, 144 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
The monthly event will take place on the 2 nd Friday of each
month at The Bean Cycle.
DimeStories are 3-minutes prose pieces read by the author. Authors of all experience levels are welcome to sign up and read.
Writers can sign up to read at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM.
The Fort Collins Chapter event is hosted by Amanda Martinek.
Amanda is a San Diego native, now rooted in Fort Collins. She is a member of Northern Colorado Writers and works in social and digital media marketing.
She was previously the Editor in Chief of a music publication called ListenSD and is currently working on her debut novel.
Duke City DimeStories, Albuquerque’s only open mic for prose, will celebrate its eighth year with a Showcase of DimeStories selected from the best of the past year’s monthly open mic events.
Authors who will be reading their 3-minute stories include: Gideon Campos, Karen Fausnaugh, Tish Frederick, Eirik Gumeny, Jennifer Krohn, Maria Leyba, Blake Magnuson, Georgia Santa Maria, Cindy Sylvester, and Uval Trubitz.
The event will be hosted by Jennifer Simpson.
3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 at
Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87107.
A new regular series, featuring DimeStoriers. This started as a column on a site called DukeCityFix.com in Albuquerque but as that site is no longer being published, I am archiving the articles here, and hoping other chapter leaders from around the DimeStories community will participate.
To kick it off, I’m featuring stories from Andy and Susan Paquet who have been great supporters of the literary community in Albuquerque.
“Connected” by Andy Paquet and “Judge Falcone’s Funeral” by Susan Paquet
Andy Paquet grew up in Abq, went to UNM and UA, then worked at TCU in Ft. Worth, TX. He’s a retired microbiology professor. He wrote professional research publications and now enjoys the freedom to be creative, funny and not use statistics. He also emcees the DimeStories open mic here.
Susan Paquet lives in Corrales with her husband (Andy), Standard Poodle and pet goats. She began writing poems and short stories a few years ago and has never had so much fun. She recently published an Anthology, Apricots and Tortillas, about growing up in Albuquerque during the 1950’s and 60’s. Her short stories have also appeared in several other anthologies and journals.
Andy’s three (plus) favorite words are: dame, yes, nieto (grandson), and senior discount. Continue reading “Meet the Paquets”
a play by DimeStorier Terri Klein will be enjoyed at the Congregation Albert October 14-15, 2017.
Written by Terri Klein, the play centers around middle-aged dermatologist Martin Cohen who doesn’t believe in God, ghosts, or true love. Maybe that’s why they’re all out to get him. (Adult situations and language.)
Directed by Gloria Goodman; Assistant Directed by Gwenn Robinson.
Starring: Joel Miller, Owen Danan Martin, Daniele Cherry-Kokidajo Williams, Nick Olson, Hanna Cooper, Robin Lane, Charlene Fox, Wil Moore, and Frances Ozur Cole.
Featuring live Klezmer music by Di Kavene Kapelye (Randi Thompson, accordion, and Jeff Brody, violin).
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors (65+), students with school ID, Congregation Albert Sisterhood members, and ATG members (with membership card).
What Next is an Hours Apart production, in partnership with Congregation Albert Sisterhood. All proceeds benefit Congregation Albert.
Hoping to see you at What Next!
Join me for the next DimeStories Open Mic in Albuquerque!
Thursday, September 21, 2017
at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave SE
Mix and mingle with fellow writers, have some tea, a snack, and
Bring your 3-minute story!