Join Us, San Diego! Open Mic


Our last Open Mic of 2018 is Friday, December 14! 

Bring your 3-minute prose and help us celebrate another great year at DimeStories!



DimeStories November Standouts

Cheryl Sonstein – Patrick of Portland

Ed Coonce – The Discount

Carol Moscrip – The Scary Staircase


San Diego DimeStories November Open Mic

Friday, November 9 Open Mic!

 Join our Guest Host: John Shaw


Time: 6:30 Refreshments and Sign Ups; 7:00 Readings
Location: San Diego Writers, Ink INKSPOT, Liberty Station
Cost: $5 Donation at the door
3-Minute prose read by the author, come join us and share your creative writing or come and listen to the amazing, imaginative work.

Congratulations to our October Standouts!  

Libby Brydolf – (title coming soon :))

Lawrence Johnson – A Whisper from Heaven

Cheryl Sonstein – Sookie’s World

Jill Hall – Disco Isn’t Quite Dead Yet

San Diego DimeStories 14th Anniversary Open Mic

14 Years and Counting!

6:30pm Sign Ups- 7:00pm Readings

San Diego Writer’s Ink

Congratulations to our September StandOuts!


Barbara Huntington – Julia Said

Don Ryan – A Good Night’s Sleep

John Shaw – A-Frames and Avocados

Tia Meredith – Momma Jude

Bernie Nofel – With Your Bare Hands


July and August San Diego Standouts!

Congratulations July Standouts!

These authors were selected by their peers to be honored for their talent, creativity and presentation of their work!

BRAVO!!! Included are audios of their work.

Listen and Enjoy!

Bernie Nofel – Rules Are Rules
(Coming Soon!)
Kevin Hennessy
Judy Geraci

Congratulations to San Diego August Standout!

Four cheers for our four August Standouts!  We all learn and benefit from hearing your work and enjoy every syllable.  Thank you for attending DimeStories and sharing your stellar work with all of us!

Below are the audios of their presentations.  BRAVO!

Listen and Enjoy!

Judy Reeves – Night Train to Split

Carol Moscrip – Cream

June Cressy – Refuge

Danielle Baldwin – The Countdown

San Diego Open Mic

Friday,   10, 2018

Guest Host:  Amy Wallen – Founder of DimeStories!


Amy Wallen founded DimeStories and is author of two books, a memoir, When We Were Ghouls, just released, and an award winning novel Moon Pies and Movie Stars.  Her work has been published in several reviews and national magazines including Gettysburg Review.  She teaches creative writing, hosts workshops and is Associate Director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute in Saratoga Springs, NY.  In addition, Amy edits manuscripts for other writers and is an excellent baker of pies.

Please join us and enjoy an evening of creative writing...
3-minute prose.  

Where: San Diego Writers, Ink, Liberty Station
When: Friday, August 10, 2018; 6:30 sign ups, 7:00 readings
Who: You!  Bring your 3-minute prose and read or simply enjoy the evening listening to some of San Diego's best writers!


San Diego DimeStories June Standouts

Lenore Greiner, John Shaw, Ellen Yaffa

Chosen by their peers at June DimeStories Open Mic.  Listen and Enjoy!

Lenore Greiner  – Translating Respect

John Shaw – What a Relief


Ellen Yaffa – Eagle Claw

San Diego DimeStories Open Mic!

Friday!  July 13, 2018

Pop in with your 3-minute prose and enjoy an evening of readings!

Guest Host!   

Tia Meredith

Bio:  Tia is a newer member of the San Diego writing scene and is building her craft as a lyrical writer. Her writing pieces are part personal essay, part poetry but 100% intended to make readers FEEL. She can be found throwing down words alongside the notoriously bad ass Thursday Writers of Adams Avenue and full body hugging pretty much anyone who will let her.

She has a published children’s book “Leonidas and the Dolphin” – showing she loves kids.

She works as an independent marketing consultant and copywriter for heart-centered businesses – showing she cares.

And, once upon a time she quit her government executive life to move to Greece, grow her curly hair and learn to love herself again – showing she has priorities.

Tia is a closet poet and creative nonfiction writer from Missouri who hopes to debut more of her writing as she navigates the “how the heck do I do this” world of publishing.

6:30pm Sign ups - 7:00pm Readings  San Diego Writers, Ink; 
Liberty Station