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DimeStories

Series produced by Amy Wallen

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DimeStories are three-minute stories read by the author. Initially hosted by Amy Wallen, founder and host of DimeStories Live reading series since 2004 and now DimeStories radio series, these tiny stories are often funny, poignant and always thought-provoking. Host, Amy Wallen is a best-selling novelist, Los Angeles Times frequent contributing book critic and comedienne. DimeStories was brought to the attention of public radio by producers Jay Allison, James Spring and Viki Merrick.

DimeStories are compelling narratives that measure just three-minutes long and are read by the author. They may be funny, tragic, or strange. DimeStories originated from an open mic sponsored by San Diego Writers, Ink and founded by host Amy Wallen. The reading series grew to a monthly attendance of over 100 and has expanded to traveling showcase events in Los Angeles, New York City and now a permanent open mic in Orange County and another in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Other programs include the DimeStories Dime-Off with prompts to write to and a jury of peers, university creative writing program competitions, quarterly staged showcase events and private shows. DimeStories were produced with help from James Spring, Jay Allison, and Viki Merrick at Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and supported, in part, by the Open Studio Project with funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Hide full description

DimeStories are compelling narratives that measure just three-minutes long and are read by the author. They may be funny, tragic, or strange. DimeStories originated from an open mic sponsored by San Diego Writers, Ink and founded by host Amy Wallen. The reading series grew to a monthly attendance of over 100 and has expanded to traveling showcase events in Los Angeles, New York City and now a permanent open mic in Orange County and another in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Other programs include the DimeStories Dime-Off with prompts to write to and a jury of peers, university creative writing program competitions, quarterly staged showcase events and private shows. DimeStories were produced with help from James Spring, Jay Allison, and Viki Merrick at Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole,... Show full description


9 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Two children grow up completely different

Bought by The Story, PRX Remix, KUT, KUOW, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 5
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Two views of crossing the border

Bought by KZYX, KZYX, The Story, PRX Remix, KZYX and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 04:26
  • Purchases: 7
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A young girl never sees the child she's babysitting.

Bought by PRX Remix, KUT, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Two girls get attacked by an alligator

Bought by The Story, PRX Remix, WTIP, KUT, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 5
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A family goes on a picnic and secrets are revealed.

Bought by PRX Remix, KUT, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 3
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A woman is surviving a loss and encounters a stranger who senses her need.

Bought by PRX Remix, KUT, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: DimeStories 3-minute stories read by the author
A job interview of nothing but lies.

Bought by PRX Remix, KUT, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: DimeStories 3-minute stories read by the author
The narrator contemplates the conundrum of those voices in his head telling him what to do.

Bought by WNPR, PRX Remix, KUOW, KUT, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2009
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 5
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A clown commercial reeks havoc on an advertising executive.

Bought by PRX Remix, KUT, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jun 21, 2009
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3