Congratulationsto San Diego DimeStories Spotlight Authors!
- Ed Coonce – A Clear and Present Manger
- Mary Anne Donahue – The Last Time I Saw Her
- Mary Guerin-Getting Real
- Ed’s Nanniga
(Our next DimeStories is December 11; 7:00 Pacific. For virtual link: email@example.com)
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
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.
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.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Guest Host: Richard Diaz!
I grew up in Joliet, IL (as in Joliet Jake of The Blues Brothers) and migrated to Chicago.
Fiction growing up? The Bible, Sunday comics, Verne, Poe, The Adventures of Tin Tin, …
Did time in the pastor’s office: something about questioning the teachings in bible school.
In middle school played hooky. Afternoon matinees. Learned the power of Story. Bonnie and Clyde: a fragile love story told in violent images and sounds.
Afterwards I drifted toward non-fiction:
HS science teacher
Science textbook asst. editor
Medical copy editor —AMA
Environmental health inspector and manager (tons of manuals, guidance docs, policies, procedures, etc).
Did a summer at Time in Manhattan on a paid fellowship, Mass Media Science Writing, sponsored by the AAAS.
Fun, but still no fiction until I ran into DimeStories.
I had held off some months on reading much like a baseball player scouting opposing pitchers. Better come with your A-game.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Sign Ups: 7:00 p.m. Readings
Location: San Diego Writers, Ink; Liberty Station
3-Minute prose read by the author
Come read and listen or just listen!
Bonnie Bishop – Two Hands
Josh Baxt – Endless Blue Sky (Excerpt)
Lawrence Johnson – Cold Knight Fog
Tracey W. Andreae – Florence and Fluffy Go for a Walk
Read Listen and Enjoy!
6:30 Sign Ups; 7:00 Readings
San Diego Writers, Ink
$5 Donation at the Door
Belinda Kein – Dear Santa
Cheryl Sonstein – Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Mark Drozda –Nothing Funny
Richard Diaz – A Little Thrust-Tailed Dog
6:30 Sign Ups; 7:00 Readings San Diego Writers, Ink $5 Donation at the door 3-minute creative writing read by the author
Mark Drozda – Exit Strategy
Cheryl Sonstein – She Took Out a Calculator
Carrie Danielson – Saving Seymour