Duke City Dime Stories Showcase at Alamosa Books – Sunday, February 20, 2011 – The Photos


I had the opportunity on this past Sunday, February 20, 2011, to stop by Alamosa Books (8810 Holly Ave NE, in Albuquerque) and check out the Duke City Dime Stories Showcase, hosted by JeSais and Merimee Moffitt, and put on by Alamosa Books' Event Organizer, Richard Vargas. So many great stories, all under the 3 minute mark! Going through the pictures again, I love how each writer is so expressive when they read.


Here's a link to the story of how this show came to be, which I'd recommend you have a look at, to catch you up.


All photographs by Rich Boucher. Captions provided by JeSais.


Merimee Moffitt and Richard Vargas


Richard Vargas


Richard Vargas


Richard Vargas (over there! Over there! Send the word send the word over there!)

Jennifer Simpson (what, is she drunk?)


Randy Moffitt


Merimee Moffitt


Merimee Moffitt—those boots are made for dancin’ and Richard Vargas


The view from the microphone


Jennifer Simpson “remember a DimeStory is only THIS big”


Merimee Moffitt


Jennifer Simpson ---come on down!


David Rubalcava, reading “Groped in Minnesota”


Susan Paquet, reading “Aunt Betty”


Andy Paquet, reading “Optomistic Methodist”


Maria Leyba, reading “Our Lady of the Swords”


Ariel Gore, reading “William the Pig”


Jennifer and Merimee yukin’ it up again


Richard Vargas “please—no photos, I’m in witness protection”


Richard surveys the scene and the crowd mingling


Crowd (doesn’t it look like someone standing on the bookcase in the back?)


Ken Gurney and our erstwhile (or should that be earnest) photographer Rich Boucher


Merimee again


Annam Manthiram, reading “Cryo”


Von Jones, reading “Romance”


Larry Goekel, reading “Flatland 11”


Jennifer Simpson, “The Funeral”


Casandra Lopez, “When Later Sounds Like Love”


Rob Colby, reading “Destiny Introduced Us”




Georgia Santa Maria, Lucy DuPertuis, Merimee Moffitt, and Maria Leyba


Von Jones, Andy Paquet, Susan Paquet, Rob Colby



Merimee, Annam and little dude


Crowd sitting


James Burbank (aka Jimbu), reading “Pet Hair”


Jane Tokunaga, reading “Toni Girl”


George Santa Maria, reading “Baby Jesus”


Janet Freeman, reading “Nightfall”


Annarose Fitzgerald, reading “Lost Loves”


Maria Perez, reading “Brocolli Was a Homosexual”


Blake Magnusson, reading “Inertia”


Lucy Dupertuis, reading “How to Identify a Self Feeding Man”



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Comment by JeSais on February 25, 2011 at 9:48am
Rich!  thanks for posting!  love the black and white...  and you know, a 3 minute PROSE piece is just the perfect way for  a poet to dip their toe in the prose pool!
Comment by Rich Boucher on February 25, 2011 at 10:13am

You're welcome, JeSais! And certainly, yes, I have my work cut out for me, but I will give the prose piece a try....



Comment by Rich Boucher on February 25, 2011 at 11:12am
Captions are up now. Thank you so much, JeSais!
Comment by Merimee Moffitt on February 25, 2011 at 2:07pm
Rich, I have revisited my site--maybe can get it going again.
Comment by Rich Boucher on February 25, 2011 at 3:11pm
That sounds good, Merimee! Looking forward to it!


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