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Denise Dumars photoThroughout her prolific writing career Denise Dumars has written and published poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews in journals such as Terra Incognita, Cinefantastique, and Talebones. She is a columnist for Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and a peer reviewer for Coreopsis: A Journal of Myth and Theater. She has also published two collections of short stories; two non-fiction books, including The Dark Archetype (with Lori Nyx), and numerous chapbooks of poetry, the most recent of which is Letting in the Dark (Yellow Bat Press). Denise teaches a variety of English courses in Southern California colleges.

Photo-Literary Tourism:
A Confederacy of Dunces photo tour of New Orleans!

Paris Gothique: A Gothic Travel Guide to the City of Love”

News:
Paranormal/Romance was nominated for the 2014 Science Fiction Poetry Association Elgin Book Award.

Denise Dumars serves on the advisory board of Coreopsis: Journal of Myth and Theatre.

Denise’s published books.

Sales:
About WILL CALL: Anyone who orders products from Denise Dumars or Rev. Dee’s Apothecary IN ADVANCE can pick up their order from her personally at any of the following venues. Not all products are available at all locations unless customers have ordered them in advance and she will only have a retail vendor booth when specified below:

Coming Appearances, Meet-Ups, Readings, and Signings:

The Goddess Temple of Orange County
Vendor Sunday
September 6, 10 am–2 pm: 17905 Sky Park Circle Ste. A, Irvine, CA 92614. goddesstempleoc.org
Denise will be vending her books, aromatherapy, and jewelry.

The Gaslight Gathering 5
September 18-20: The Town and Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108. 619-291-7131. gaslightgathering.org
Denise will speak on absinthe, voodoo, perfume, tea, and other topics at this Steampunk and Victoriana convention. Special items will be available for purchase.

The Goddess Temple of Orange County
Vendor Sunday
October 4, 10 am–2 pm: 17905 Sky Park Circle Ste. A, Irvine, CA. goddesstempleoc.org
Denise will be vending her books, aromatherapy, and jewelry.

Loscon 42
November 27-29, 2015. Los Angeles Airport Marriott. 5855 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. loscon.org/42a/
The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to Loscon is the theme this year. Denise will appear on panels.

Long Beach Womanspirit Faire
December 2015. Stay tuned for more info!

The Goddess Temple of Orange County
Vendor Sunday
December 6, 10 am–2 pm: 17905 Sky Park Circle Ste. A, Irvine, CA 92614. goddesstempleoc.org
Denise will be vending her books, aromatherapy, and jewelry.

Gallifrey One: Station 27
February 12-14, 2016. Los Angeles Airport Marriott. 5855 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
Denise got a ticket!!!!! Look for her at Lobbycon and throughout the convention!

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival San Pedro
May 2016. Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro, CA. Stay Tuned!
Denise has re-released the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired perfumes Black Goat of the Woods, The Gate and the Key, and R’lyeh Rising under her Rev.Dee’s Apothecary!

Classes:
See the Los Angeles Harbor College and Long Beach City College pages for current syllabi.
Academic publications:
Coreopsis article: “Theatre of the Dark Fae: Vampirism in European Faery Lore” coreopsis.org/ojs/index.php/Coreopsis/article/view/4/6
California English article: “The Cure for the Common Core: A Confederacy of Dunces” in the March 2011 print issue of California English. Website: cateweb.org/california_english
Other publications:
“Stealth SF” A regular column in Star*Line, the official journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, sfpoetry.com/starline.html
Tales of the Talisman, Volume 8, Issue 4 · $7.00 (plus shipping) “Automatic Heart” and “The Single Link”
http://www.talesofthetalisman.com/bookstore-v8.html 
Lore, Vol. 2, #2 (November 2012) · $10.9
TWELVE INCREDIBLE NEW TALES! Featuring “Nzambe” by Denise Dumars.
http://www.lore-online.com/
Mythic Delirium 24 cover“Folding Money” A Rhysling-nominated poem in Mythic Delirium 24: mythicdelirium.com. “Folding Money” was nominated for the 2012 SFPA Rhysling Award. Read it here.
Previous appearances:

Introduction to New Orleans Magic Workshop with Rev. DEE
The Goddess Temple of Orange County
17905 Sky Park Circle, Suite A, Irvine, CA. 714-392-0558
Saturday March 7, 1–4 p.m.
; all genders welcome
Want this course taught at your venue? Contact Denise: eerieaerie@hotmail.com

H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2015
Who was that minion in the purple t-shirt serving beer and wine in the green room? Denise Dumars! That’s who!

Poetry readings at Read on Till Morning
Crafted, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, Ca. (310) 977-0948. Call for open hours. Denise has read here several times and her books Be Blessed and Paranormal Romance: Poems Romancing the Paranormal are available here.

Long Beach City College Faculty reading, April, 2015
Attendees got a copy of the Dismal Oaks Winery poetry broadsheet by s.c. virtes and Denise Dumars. E-mail eerieaerie@hotmail.com for a free copy!

Harbor College Poetry Readings, April, 2015
Sacred Grounds, 468 W 6th St San Pedro, CA 90731.310-514-0800. Denise read new poetry and poems from her latest book.

Voices Of the Sacred Feminine with Karen Tate: Blog Talk Radio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/VoicesoftheSacredFeminine
Listen to Karen’s new show every month. Rev. Dee was interviewed! Shows can be heard via I-Tunes. Diane Paxson—author of nearly three dozen books, discusses her newest book, The Way of the Oracle Denise Dumars—author, scholar, professor, Denise discusses the occult movements of the 19th century and the women who made them rock in “Steampunk Mage: Eminent Victorian Occultists

Comic-Con
ConDor

Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Gaslight Gathering Steampunk and Victoriana Convention
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Los Angeles Black Book Expo
Loscon
Omnilore Annual Meeting
Pagan Pride Day

Read On

Southern California Writers’ Conference
Westercon