Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Recuperating some history

May 16, 2022

So Shepherd Books asked me to recommend five books that I could relate to my own obsessions and my novel Out of Place. I could have said so much more about these books (and added others), but the word limits were strict! https://shepherd.com/best-books/for-recovering-erased-history

New Anthology about Other Than Human Animals and Us

April 14, 2022

I am so happy to see the third volume of Among Animals is now out from Ashland Creek Press, publishers of beautiful work about the environment and natural world. Thank you, Midge Raymond and John Yunker for including one of my stories. (And to Naomi Racz for publishing it first in Stonecrop Review). And to Rachel Harris who interviewed me about my story.

https://ashlandcreekpress.com/books/amonganimals3.html









SCHEDULE CHANGE! WRITERS WEEK FESTIVAL

February 14, 2022

I hope some of you can join me Thursday, Feb 17th at 10:00 AM (Pacific time) when I’m honored to be paired, at the UCR Writers Week Festival, with Ibrahim Nasrallah, the internationally acclaimed Palestinian author who will be Zooming in from his home in Jordan. Here’s the link: Diane Lefer & Ibrahim Nasrallah – Crowdcast

(I posted a different link and hour a few days ago, showing me appearing for the 6:30 PM session. Programming an international festival can get tricky and the schedule had to be juggled at almost the last minute, so please disregard earlier notices.)

If you can’t make Thursday at 10 AM but do want to hear us, I believe Crowdcast will keep the video available on their website.

And while you’re at it, do check out the complete schedule for the Festival. All sessions are free and captioned and with ASL interpretation and each must be registered for separately.

Enjoy!

Diane

I’m part of an international writers festival!

January 31, 2022

The UCR Writers Week Festival, beginning Feb 12, has such a fabulous lineup, it means a lot to me I get to be part of the 4th session on Feb 17th. Please join me, virtually, but really, seriously, check out the whole schedule and register, free, for as many sessions as you possibly can! Schedule 2022

Thursday, Feb 17th at 6:30 PM PST, I’ll be with Australian eco-poet John Kinsella and Chinese author Luo Ying. We’ll start off reading excerpts from our work, then there will be a Q&A with audience.

Thank you, Allison Hedge Coke!

New Fiction

January 3, 2022

Thank you, Scott Whitaker and Broadkill Review for publishing my story, “Unhappy Dido.” You can read it here.

Join Us on Wednesday?

October 25, 2021
Diane Lefer & Elizabeth Liang

Lisa and I will be talking about our creative influences and my novel, Out of Place, and her play, Alien Citizen.

There will be time for questions and comments from our virtual audience. The event will be archived and available online after Wednesday – but without the audience participation.

Of course it’s free. Register at https://whowritersread.com/events

Finally here

September 13, 2021

Out of Place is now out in the world.

Read about it here: Out of Place (fomitepress.com)

The first review

September 6, 2021

…is in. From M.C. Armstrong at The Wrath-Bearing Tree,

The end…

September 6, 2021

of the image parade. Next Monday, Out of Place is published so the book itself replaces these pictures. Here’s the last one:

Countdown

August 30, 2021

is nearing the end…just two weeks to go till Out of Place pub date. Here’s this Monday’s image: