Duke City DimeStories Open Mic premiered this past February 18... We had over 20 people attend our launch party (which long time locals tell me is "pretty good for Albuquerque").
We had funny, we had drama, we had poignant, and most of all we had a group of terrific writers reading great short stories.
In case you haven't been to a DimeStories Live Event in San Diego, LA, Orange County Calif. or New York City, DimeStories are open mic events for PROSE. "DimeStories are 3-minutes stories read by the author. Equal parts seductive and tiny, DimeStories are funny. They’re heartwrenching. They’re fictional or factual but, either way, they’re all true."
If you missed the event, and you have a minute-- or three-- check out the Best of Duke City online.
We'll be hosting these open mic events every third Thursday at 7 pm at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Ave SE (a mile south of Central) (sign up to read at 6:45pm)
If you come,be warned... the host (that's me!) has a timer* and a poetry detector-- no poetry allowed.
We start drawing names at 7pm.
Best of will be posted online.
To find out more about DimeStories, and to listen to stories from around the country, check out the website: www.DimeStories.org
*3 minutes is about 500 words. Go over the time limit and (1) you'll get the stink eye, (2) you'll be embarassed, and (3) your piece won't be eligible to be "best of" or included in the podcast, or the radio show.....