June 2018 DimeStories Favorites
Thanks to our always present, helpful, and wonderful organizers and helpers: LCA Wines wonderful fill-in Kari (I hope I spelled your name right!), Liz Zuercher, Nancy Grossman-Samuel, and our June host Terry Black. Thanks for sharing some very funny and most enjoyable Shel Silverstein poems.
Also a huge thank you to all our readers and listeners for your continual support and imaginative and interesting stories.
This month we have three stories, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before, that were all tied for first place. Each story got the same number of votes, and there were a lot of votes spread out among all 11 of our readers! So next time, come and enjoy ALL of our wonderful stories in person, and remember to celebrate your fathers next Sunday!
Our tied stories included a first time reader who was inspired in January by our founder Amy Wallen. Thanks Amy and thank you Lynn Bonas for your very funny and touching story, an old favorite Nicholas Thurkettle whose imagination and writing engages us all, and DC Henderson whose true life story is a real surprise.
Lynn Bonas – “Who Knew?”
Nicholas Thurkettle – “The Night Shift, With Sprinkles”
DC Henderson – “The Good, The Bad, and the Disgusting”
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 July 8th, 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
If you’re interested in new plays, South Coast Repertory Theater hosts an event called Pacific Playwright’s Festival on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd. You can call them or go to this site to check out the offerings for 2018.
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