Throughout her prolific writing career Denise Dumars has written and published
poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews in journals such as Terra
She is a columnist
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
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.
A Confederacy of Dunces photo tour of
“Paris Gothique: A Gothic Travel Guide to the City of Love”
Paranormal/Romance has been 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.
I will be at Conjecture in San Diego this weekend. Here are my panels and a link:
Conjecture/ConChord 2014, Oct. 10-12
“Life, Death, and Beyond”: guest of honor Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Friday 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Communications with the Dead – Séance, Ouija, and other ways to contact the other side. Denise Dumars, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Saturday 11:00AM – noon
The Ethnogenesis of the Haitian Zombies -The Ethnogenesis of the Haitian Zombies – This program will explain the nature of “real” zombies–those created in Haiti by the bokors, sorcerors who are not sanctioned by the Vodou houngan and mambos (priests and priestesses). Denise Dumars, aka Rev. Dee
|See the Los Angeles Harbor
College and Long Beach City
College pages for current syllabi.
|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
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”
|Lore, Vol. 2, #2
TWELVE INCREDIBLE NEW TALES!
“Nzambe” by Denise Dumars.
Money” A Rhysling-nominated poem in
Mythic Delirium 24: mythicdelirium.com.
“Folding Money” was nominated for the 2012 SFPA Rhysling
Award. Read it here.
|Summer Solstice Fair
June 7th, 2014 • 10 am–4 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
5450 Atherton St. • Long Beach, CA
May 2-4, 2014 in San Diego.
Denise Dumars appeared on panels.
|Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium
on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA in January 2014.
|H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Last weekend of September 2013.
Denise Dumars read her poetry and participated in a book signing of Paranormal Romance. Mysterious Galaxy offers her books for sale. http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/category/tags/hplff-2013-la
SFPA Poetry Reading
2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference, SF in Media, April 11–14
Riverside Downtown Marriott
| October 31, 2012: Omnilore Official Annual Meeting.
Denise Dumars, Paganism Expert, speaking on “PAGANISM: ALIVE AND WELL?”
A specialist in “magickal matters and other spiritual services,” our speaker
fits perfectly into our Halloween theme! To call Denise Dumars prolific is an
understatement of epic proportions. She is a poet, a writer of short stories,
books (fiction and non-fiction), essays and reviews, and a columnist for
Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. She is also
a teacher (Long Beach City and L.A. Harbor colleges), photographer, judge
(H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Screenplay competition), and board member of Coreopsis: A Journal of Myth and Theater. She will discuss fall and winter
pagan holidays and how they were adopted by other religions.
Los Verdes Country Club, 7000 W. Los Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes.
|October 21, 2012: Denise
at 2012 Pagan Pride Day LA/OC, Rainbow Lagoon Park.
Selling my book Paranormal/ Romance: Poems Romancing
|Sept. 28 and 29, 2012: Denise appeared
at the H.P.
Lovecraft Film Festival at the Warner Grand in San Pedro,
CA. She was one of the judges of the FINALISTS for BEST SCREENPLAY
category at the Festival, and participated in a READING and DISCUSSION
PANEL, where her NEW BOOK debuted: PARANORMAL/ROMANCE:
Poems Romancing the Paranormal.
The book is available from Williams’
Bookstore in San Pedro.
The mysterious Rev. Dee created THREE FRAGRANCE OIL
BLENDS ONLY AVAILABLE from Denise Dumars during the
H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival: Black Goat of the Woods, R’lyeh
Rising, and the Gate and the Key.
|The Greater Los Angeles
Writers Society Writers’ Conference
Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, CA
A three-day conference for writers of all genres and levels! Denise will
be teaching classes and participating in the ProCritique program.
Saturday 7/21: Denise will be on the following
panels and at the following events:
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
for Today's Savvy Reader
Why Manuscripts Arrive Dead on Arrival at Agents and Publishers
After her panels Denise will sell/sign books and also her new essential
oil blends, including “Blesséd Love,” a companion to her book Be Blesséd...and
|Voices Of the Sacred Feminine with Karen Tate:
Blog Talk Radio
Diane Paxson - author of nearly three dozen books, including Marion Zimmer
Bradley's Ravens of Avalon discusses her newest book, The Way of
Denise Dumars - author, scholar, professor Denise Dumars discusses the
occult movements of the 19th century and the women who made them rock
in “Steampunk Mage: Eminent Victorian Occultists.” Catch the March 8,
6 p.m. show from the archives. Shows can be heard via I-Tunes.
Mage: Eminent Victorian Occultists” is based on the presentation that
Rev. Denise Dion-Isis Dumars gave at the Gaslight Gathering Steampunk
Convention in San Diego in 2011. However, in her presentation to Voices
of the Sacred Feminine, she first gives an overview of the Celtic Revival
and a few important occult developments of the Victorian era that relate
directly to our modern magickal and spiritual practices and then focuses
primarily on important female influences of the era, including the women
of the Golden Dawn; vodou priestesses such as Marie Laveau, Malvina LaTour,
and Mary Ellen Pleasant; and of course, Madame Blavatsky. The talk is
of interest to modern Wiccans, followers of Goddess Religion, and all
those who want to know more about Victorian Occultism as material for
their creative writing and scholarship.
Rev. Denise “Dion-Isis” Dumars is a college professor of English,
a writer, a scholar, and founder of the Iseum of Isis Paedusis, a
South Bay area Iseum chartered by the Fellowship of Isis.
|The Greater Los Angeles
Writers Society Special Speaker Event
of a Former Literary Agent–Things I Couldn't Tell You Before
the faint of heart. Come prepared for a different kind of reality show.
23, 2012 Palms-Rancho
A saying amongst practitioners of the mantic arts is that
once you begin working magick it is like you are hanging out a shingle
alerting the spirits that you are trafficking in the world of the unseen.
If you intend to do so, it is prudent to know what you're doing, what
is safe or advisable to do, and what isn't. Denise Dumars became an
agent knowing full well the arcane society she was getting into.
Or so she thought. Not all magick spells work, and everyone knows
that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Denise tells you what she hoped to accomplish as an author's representative
of the Ashley Grayson Literary Agency, the agency that represents her
books, what did and did not happen, and how she came away truly believing
the saying, "no good deed goes unpunished."
She will discuss the things every writer should know and understand
prior to finishing that book and submitting work for publication. She'll
also tell you why literary agents are worthy of respect and admiration.
Now smudge your computer with sage and draw your magick circle before
we proceed, just in case.
Gathering Steampunk and Victoriana Convention
California Writers’ Conference
Angeles Black Book Expo