Dmae features three authors Lori L Lake, Louisa Kelley and Sandra de Helen featured in the upcoming event  Literary Lesbian Love: A somewhat romantic book fair! We’ll hear about their work, their literary event on Feb. 11th and what it takes to succeed in the Lesbian book market. And in the latter part of the show, Dmae checks in with actor James Dixon about his new role in the classic play, Dutchman by Amiri Baraka. Defunkt Theatre’s production runs February 10th- March 18th. The show is paired with Susan Glaspell’s Trifles as part of a double bill titled On The Edge. 

(Aired 11am Tues 2/7/17 on KBOO 90.7FM or always on and always on iTunes)

Literary Lesbian Love: A somewhat romantic book fair!
Feb. 11th at 7-830pm
Taborspace located at 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland 97215

Lori L Lake, Louisa Kelley, Sandra de Helen & Dmae

Authors include Lori L Lake, author of the Gun Shy series and Eight Dates, and What Lovers Do will be joined by other local Portland and/or Oregon Authors: Linda Vogt, No Thru Road, Jeanine Hoffman, Stranger Than Fiction, and Louisa Kelley, Unbidden Dragon. Other authors from Seattle, San Diego, and Minnesota include Jove Bell, The Job, Uncommon Romance, Sandra de Helen, Till Darkness Comes, The Illustrious Client, and Jessie Chandler, Bingo Barge Murder and Operation Stop Hate.

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More about the guests:

Portland writer Louisa Kelley is the author of 4 sensual romance ebooks. She has a paranormal romance trilogy titled “Daughters of Draca,” featuring hot romance, shape-shifting dragons and urban story lines based in Portland. Her most recent stand-alone novel, ‘Unbidden Dragon” is written from the viewpoint of a female oriented romance, in a story dragons and of course, Portland.

Sandra de Helen
, author of the LGBTQ thriller Till Darkness Comes also pens the Shirley Combs/Dr. Mary Watson series. She is a poet and a playwright. Her plays have been produced in the Philippines, Ireland and Canada, in thirteen of the United States, as well as Chicago and New York City. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Dramatists Guild. Her poetry chapbook All This Remains to be Discovered is available online and at Another Read Through Bookstore in Portland, Oregon. Samples of her work are available on her website.

Lori L. Lake  teaches fiction writing courses and workshops, most recently for The Oregon Writers Colony and The Golden Crown Literary Society. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is currently at work on a romance, the fifth Gun Series book, an historical anthology, and the first book in a writing guide series called SPARKING CREATIVITY: WORDS OF WISDOM TO INSPIRE YOUR WRITING CRAFT. For more information, see her website at


And in the second part of the show, Dmae talks with actor James Dixon who has returned to Portland to perform in Defunkt Theatre’s production of Amiri Baraka’s classic short play Dutchman. The show is paired with Susan Glaspell’s Trifles as part of a double bill titled On The Edge. 

James Dixon

Defunkt Theatre presents  On the Edge: Trifles by Susan Glaspell and Dutchman by Amiri Baraka
Directed by Sarah Armitage
February 10- March 18, 2017

Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm (no show Sunday February, 12 or Sunday, February 26)
At The Back Door Theater • 4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR (enter through the Common Grounds Coffee Shop)
Pay-what-you-can Thursdays & Sundays, Sliding Scale $15- $25 Fridays and Saturdays

Two trailblazing classics combine to make an electrifying evening in which Defunkt distills America’s history of racism and gender inequity into a scintillating exploration of the way we live now.  o

Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. For tickets: visit