April 15th DimeStories

Benjamin Franklin said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Clearly he didn’t know about Duke City DimeStories. Our next event will take place on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at The Source (1111 Carlisle SE). Sign up begins at 6:45pm. Show starts at 7pm.

We’ve had some awesome authors read their original pieces, listen to the Best Of, then bring YOUR best 3 minutes and come on down!

Literary Death Match is coming to San Diego!

DimeStories presents Literary Death Match, Tuesday, April 13th!  Together with Opium Magazine and San Diego Writers, Ink, we are gearing up for a tsunami-sized splash in San Diego for a mammoth night of bracketed duels judged by City Beat editor Seth Combs, musician J.D. Boucharde, and DimeStories ringmaster Amy Wallen.

The judges will sound off on a cabinet of three-minute microfiction wonders read by Poetic Brew’s Eber Lambert, actor Sue Norberg, SDSU’s Tony Bonds, UCSD’s Alec Venida, “The Hungry Season” novelist Tammy Greenwood, the multidimensional Lizz Huerta, courageous and eloquent Shanna Mahin, and literary performance legend Alex Bosworth!
Hosted by Opium’s Todd Zuniga & DimeStories’ Kelli Ochoa

Where: The Loft, UCSD, La Jolla
When: Doors at 7:00, show at 8:05 (sharp)
Cost: $6 preorder through the The Loft; $10 at the door; $6 with a valid student ID.

Come join us for a rollicking evening of bashing and laughing.  PLUS Zanzibar is now open for dinner inside The Loft.  Yum.

LA Times Festival of Books-Here We Come!

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has asked us back this year!  If you live in Southern California and would like to be one of the Ten DimeStories Authors who will read live on the Etc Stage on Saturday, April 24, polish your best Dimes and read at any DimeStories event in February or March and you’ll be considered.  Accepted authors will be notified by the end of March. If you haven’t been to the Festival, it’s and amazing weekend of authors and storytellers and booksellers and just literary ooze streaming down the sidewalks.

iTunes is singing our song!

Give DimeStories podcasts subscriptions to your lover for Valentine’s Day!  It’s free!  But they’ll never suspect when they hear the likes of Jack Handey, Scott Carrier and our very own Scott Barbour and Victoria Melekian.  Subscribe today, download the current episodes, sync your iPod and listen on your way to work.  Many, many more dimestories are in production for future iTunes episodes.  Want to be on iTunes?  Then write your best damn story and read at one of our open mics.  Our curators are standing by for selections.