Albuquerque Open Mic

Open Mic 7pm Every third THURSDAY!

Join us for these upcoming   2016 Open Mic Events:

  • Thursday, November 17
  • Thursday, December 15 (holiday version which means potluck)


  • Thursday, January 19
  • Thursday, February 16
  • Thursday March 16
  • Thursday, April 20
  • Thursday, May 18
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Thursday July 20
  • Thursday August 17
  • Thursday September 21
  • Thursday, October 19
  • Thursday, November 16
  • Thursday, December 21
at The Source1111 Carlisle Blvd. SE (one mile south of Central Ave.– be sure you stay on Carlisle!)

Every third THURSDAY  7-9pm

Suggested donation:  $3 at the door

New voices always welcome!  Some of us are brand new to the writing and reading out loud scene, and some of us are regulars, we’re all writers.

Hosted by Andy Paquet, technical support by Jennifer Simpson

Check out the write up in The Alibi, check it out: Brother Can You Spare a Dime by Khyber Oser

We ask for audience input in selecting the BEST of each month’s stories.  The time limit (with a SLIGHT grace period) is THREE MINUTES….

so PLEASE, People, EDIT EDIT EDIT!!!  or talk much faster!

And remember Listening is fun too!  We’re having a great time!

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and we’re on Meetup too!


For more great stories, check out the archives–>



13 Comments to Albuquerque Open Mic

  1. JennAlbQ says:

    Hey BRG: July stories are coming….vacations, visitors, paying work, have all conspired to slow things down. Thanks for your interest!! Look for them in the next day or two

  2. BRG says:

    Where are the July stories?

  3. […] 18 Dime Stories Tell your story in three minutes or less the third Thursday of every month. Dime Stories brings […]

  4. […] my finger crossed– my piece was selected as the Duke City’s best of June. Here is a link if you’re interested in giving it a listen, be sure to check out the other best of. Share […]

  5. […] the co-host of Duke City DimeStories– which hosts a monthly open mic on the Third Thursdays of every month. Merimée, pronounced like […]

  6. […] received an Honorable Mention, but I voted for it as #1 of the evening. Listen at the Albuquerque archives. GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); […]

  7. […] Looks pretty ridiculous doesn’t it.  I mean three hours is a lot of time writing.  I added almost a thousand words to what I was working on, a piece titled “Seriously Messy Chapter Four” from my dissertation, Reconstructing My Mother.  AND I managed to WRITE an email I’d been putting off, another email to the English Department announcing an upcoming event.  I went to Yoga—for the third day in a row! And I ate a healthy lunch.  I also WROTE a post on my personal blog, and two lines of poetry for an in progress poem called Intervals.  AND I WROTE a post on the UNM Creative Writing Blog, and started WRITING an email newsletter for Duke City DimeStories. […]

  8. Liked that story by Janet Freeman. Enjoyed the others too. Will try to come down some time. Keep up the good work. We writers who do this full time really appreciate hearing/reading other writer’s work.

  9. […] Andy Paquet won for his short story “The Optomistic Methodist,” which you was recorded live and can be heard right here. […]

  10. JennAlbQ says:

    Jim! Yes! we can stand it! hope you come read again! Would love to hear more of your stories….

  11. James Burbank says:

    Hey, what happened to June??? I loved all the reading, and I hope to make it again for July if you can stand it.

  12. […] To listen to the top 3 selected, head on over to the DimeStories website. […]

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