San Diego DimeStories February Open Mic

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Listen to January StandOuts Below

Friday, February 14, 2020               

       Guest Host:  Richard Diaz!

I grew up in Joliet, IL (as in Joliet Jake of The Blues Brothers) and migrated to Chicago.

Fiction growing up? The Bible, Sunday comics, Verne, Poe, The Adventures of Tin Tin, …

Did time in the pastor’s office: something about questioning the teachings in bible school.

In middle school played hooky. Afternoon matinees. Learned the power of Story. Bonnie and Clyde: a fragile love story told in violent images and sounds.

Afterwards I drifted toward non-fiction:

HS science teacher

Science textbook asst. editor

Medical copy editor —AMA

Environmental health inspector and manager (tons of manuals, guidance docs, policies, procedures, etc).

Did a summer at Time in Manhattan on a paid fellowship, Mass Media Science Writing, sponsored by the AAAS.

Fun, but still no fiction until I ran into DimeStories.

I had held off some months on reading much like a baseball player scouting opposing pitchers. Better come with your A-game.

Wonderful venue.

Time: 6:30 p.m. Sign Ups: 7:00 p.m. Readings
Location: San Diego Writers, Ink; Liberty Station
3-Minute prose read by the author
Come read and listen or just listen!

Congratulations to our January DimeStories StandOuts

 Bonnie Bishop – Two Hands

 Josh Baxt – Endless Blue Sky (Excerpt)

 Lawrence Johnson – Cold Knight Fog

Tracey W. Andreae – Florence and Fluffy Go for a Walk

 

 

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