This is a site about Dorianne Emmerton’s writing. You can learn about Dorianne on the About page and see summaries of her stories/scripts/etc, including publishing and production credits, on the Work pages.
In June of 2017, the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon will include Dorianne’s script “Human Refuse” as part of a one act play festival.
In January 2018 look for a creepy story called “The Mating Habits of the Late Adopting Smoker” in the Ink Stains Anthology published by Dark Alley Press.
Dorianne was interviewed for Our Queer Art in February 2016. Read to find out more about her development as a writer, obstacles she faces, and creating non-traditional characters.
There has been no news for some time, in part because Dorianne has been hard at work on Cyborg’s Lament (see below), a full novella and her longest work yet. The other part is life stuff that will hopefully be wrapped up soon. Thanks for all your support!
Cyborg’s Lament is an science fiction concept double album by the band Saturnfly, who approached Dorianne about potentially writing an accompanying narrative. The first album/first half of the novella was launched on October 18th, 2014 and Ottawa Showbox raved about the event.
Dorianne was a featured reader at Plasticine Poetry on September 21st, 2014.
Beer & Butter Tarts is now publishing the content from Issue #1 online, so you can read “Battle of The Brunches” here for free.
Pride gigs 2014! On June 19th, 2014, come to WORD FLOW – Spoken Word Event – Fluid Art Exhibition. On June 27th, 2014 come see the Dirty.Sexy.Queer erotica night. And on July 9th, visit the Brockton Writer’s Series Queer Night.
“Ada, Alone” is a short story about heartbreak, published in Incendies, a feminist magazine out of York University. You can read it online for free!
In a rare instance of Dorianne writing non-fiction, she has a personal essay in A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships, published April 2014 by Touchwood Editions.
Empty Sink Publishing has the experimental short story “The Sad Saga Of The War Vet” in Issue #2 of their online magazine.
A Day By The Lake, a story about swimming and revenge served very cold, is in the Zhush Redux anthology. It is available at Glad Day Bookshop or can be ordered online at the OUTwrites site. Dorianne is ecstatic about being compared to Alice Munro in the Zhush review by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.