First Review of THIRTY YEARS A DRESSER

Review: Thirty Years A Dresser Is A Fun Recollection Of Being Backstage

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Broadway World

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Dennis-Milam-Bensie-Releases-Memoir-Thirty-Years-A-Dresser-20180320

Not a review, but some love from Broadway World

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The Jacket

Got the book jacket and advanced reading copy from Coffeetown Press today! It looks amazing. Now I roll up my sleeves and find folks to read, review, and blurb this opus.

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The Cover!

Book covers are tricky. I am delighted with where my publisher and I landed for Thirty Years a Dresser. The book comes out May 15, 2018.

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My Fourth Book!

It’s Official. Coffeetown Press will release my fourth book Thirty Years A Dresser on May 15, 2018. I am so excited!

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A Fan Letter

Someone I went to high school with in Robinson, Illinois (pop: 6,600) recently read my book ONE GAY AMERICAN and tracked me down. He sent me this lovely email which I share anonymously with his permission.

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Thirty Years a Dresser – the book!

In 2016, I wrote a thirty-three week long column for Queen Mob’s Teahouse called Thirty Years a Dresser. My intention was always to turn those essays into a book.

This summer there was no theatre to dress, so I got to be a full time writer and revisit the project. I assembled last years column into a manuscript and doubled the content by adding thirty new essays. I get very excited when I can finally print my work out and hold it. It becomes real.

I submitted Thirty Years a Dresser to my publisher at Coffeetown Press. Now I wait for their feedback. I hope they like it.

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I made the newspaper!

This really tickled me. It’s from The Beaver County Times.

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DORIS TATE First Staged Reading

This evening, Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh hosted the first staged reading of my new play DORIS TATE. The event was open to the public and there was an audience discussion afterwards.

So grateful to the drama department at RMU for the three days they spent with me reading, discussing, and performing the play. From their input was able to do some serious rewrites that greatly impacted the play’s future.

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My Gay Jesus

I just got the inaugural issue of Hourglass Literary Magazine in the mail. My poem MY GAY JESUS appears on page 307.

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