July 2018 DimeStories Favorites
Thanks to our always present, helpful, and wonderful organizers and helpers: Nancy Milby and her store LCA Wines, Liz Zuercher, Nancy Grossman-Samuel, and our July host Nicholas Thurkettle. Thanks for your always interesting insights including the one about the ampulex wasp (gotta come to get those gems!)
Also a huge thank you to all our readers and listeners for your continual support and imaginative and interesting stories.
This month we are sharing four stories with a tie for our third favorites. All of our stories were really quite wonderful, so please come in August to enjoy each and every one!
Our July favorites were:
Nicholas Thurkettle – “The Elevator Ghost”
Liz Zuercher – “Legacy”
Jennifer Hedgecock – “A Small Condition of Happiness”
Terry Black – “Cecilia’s Granddad and that Weirdness at the Border”
Enjoy these stories, and check out some of our older ones in our archives.
Looking forward to hearing more great stories and schmoozing with all the readers and listeners over wine and snacks on August 12th, 2018 during our next DimeStories open mic. As always, sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and we begin readings at 5:30 pm. Come a little early and/or stay a little late for some schmoozing, snacks and wine.
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
If you’re new to the group, your story must be prose, your own work, 3 minutes or less (approximately 500 words), but can be fiction, non-fiction, or something in between! ALSO, you do NOT need to read. You can come and listen this first time, or forever.
Also, as a heads up – we ask for a $5.00 donation per person to help cover our membership in the National DimeStories organization (helps keep these web pages up), as well as to help cover the costs of the food and drink we serve.
If you missed any of our previous open mic events LIVE, check out the Audience Picks from the past in the archive–>
Also, if you want to get on our e-mail list, please send a request to be added to OCDimeStories@gmail.com
A few things of interest and importance from our writers/readers:
Mike and Tracy Neis’ daughter Karen has a book that she wrote and illustrated called Abul Abass The Elephant. Here is a link where you can support her and our writers.
Also, a short film about writing “The Dinner Scene,” written and directed by one of our favorite writers, Nicholas Thurkettle, will debut on the streaming channel Seed and Spark, a subscription channel like Netflix for independent films starting on November 1st. We’ll keep you abreast.
Finally, you may have heard about RAICES, a campaign that was set up to help raise funds for The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. They hoped to raise $1500 to help some of the immigrants at the border get their children back. The campaign has now raised more than $20 million. If you would like to support them, you can go to this link.
This campaign is mentioned in Terry Black’s story this month.
Interested in getting your writing out there? Follow the links below:
The Gotham Writers website has classes and contests. Susan, one of our MCs mentioned #storieseverywhere contest as well as the 91-word memoir contest – you can explore those links and others here: http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/home.php
There are also a plethora of writing contests for every genre of writing through the writer’s magazine – check it out here: http://www.pw.org/grants