DimeStories at LA Times Book Festival!

Posted by: | Posted on: April 15, 2012

If you’ll be at the LA Times Book Festival next weekend– the biggest and best book festival in the nation, check out these events:

amy_wallen_photoDimeStories Founder Amy Wallen will moderate a panel, “Memoir: Over the Edge” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Amy says, “I am honored (and giddy) to moderator the panel with these stellar authors”:

Cheryl Strayed, Author of Wild
Dinah Lenney, Author of Bigger Than Life, a Murder a Memoir
Charles Shaw, Author of Exile Nation: Prisons, Politics, Drugs, and Spirituality
Emma Forrest, Author of Your Voice in My Head

DimeStories Showcase on the Etc. Stage at 11 am on Saturday, April 21

Featured authors include:

Ben Loory, Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011)

Carlos Kotkin, Please God Let It Be Herpes, A Heartfelt Quest for Love and Companionship (NAL, March 2012)

Jim Ruland, 2012 Winner of the Reader’s Digest 150-word memoir contest and host of Vermin on the Mount

Jill Badonsky, creativity coach and author of The Awe-Manac, A Daily Dose of Wonder and The Nine Modern-Day Muses (and a Bodyguard), plus more to come!

In addition these local DimeStories regulars will be reading their selected works:
From Orange County: Terry Black, Cindy Frazier, Ed Kaufman, Niki Smart
From San Diego: Shannon Bates, Tony Bonds, Ed Coonce, Kelli Wescott
From Albuquerque: Jennifer Simpson and Georgia Santa Maria

Please come give them all your tremendous support!

3 Comments to DimeStories at LA Times Book Festival!

  1. […] in a showcase event at the LA Times Book Festival– my three minutes of fame!  We had an awesome lineup of readers and it was a lot of fun.  Georgia and I represented Albuquerque, and I think we did rather […]

  2. JennAlbQ says:

    Let’s talk!

  3. Greetings:

    I am a literary agent, and I attended the LA Times Book Fest last year. I enjoyed the Dime Stories readings, and I think they might make a good compilation in a book. I spoke to a couple of people and emailed someone (don’t recall who), to offer my services. No response.

    Anyone interested? I will be at the Book Fest again this weekend, and would welcome an opportunity to meet and talk shop.

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Steve 🙂

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