I'm excited about the final 3 readings on this West Coast tour: April 12th with Susie Bright at Bookshop Santa Cruz at 7:30, with Donna George Storey giving free erotica advice Friday 7-8 at Good Vibrations Berkeley and Saturday night with writing luminaries at the long-running, super popular Writers With Drinks. Hope to see you there!
Here's what Susie Bright said about me in this Santacruz.com profile: "Rachel is a beloved feminist sex writer and editor, who's nearly singlehandedly responsible for the Internet cupcake craze. Yes, really. I became friends with Rachel years ago because we shared a mutual fascination with the young Monica Lewinsky. It necessitated further discussion."
Best Sex Writing 2012 event with me and Susie Bright
Thursday, April 12th, 7:30 pm
In Best Sex Writing 2012, sex columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel and Santa Cruz’s own Susie Bright, (this year's guest judge), collect the most challenging and provocative work on this endlessly evocative subject.April 13, 7-8 pm
Find out what's behind the latest political sex scandals in "Sex, Lies, and Hush Money", learn about how "Atheists Do It Better", and find out "Why Lying About Monogamy Matters". From an insider look at being gay in the military pre-DADT to an impassioned defense of circumcision to a dating site for people with STDs, nuanced explorations of teen sex laws, prostitution, sex at 66, SlutWalks, female orgasm workshops, and more, Best Sex Writing 2012 explores the smarter side of sexuality.
This is bedtime reading for erotic intellectuals and those who want to go behind the latest leering headlines for real talk about the topic on everyone's lips.
Please join us for this reading, discussion, signing, and Q&A.
FREE EROTIC WRITING ADVICE FROM PROFESSIONALS
Join Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 40 anthologies, including Irresistible, Curvy Girls, Women in Lust, and Orgasmic, and local author Donna George Storey (Amorous Woman) for a free talk about how to break into erotic writing, writing prompts and how they each launched their careers in the field. Q&A and book signing to follow. Free cupcakes. Free admission.
Good Vibrations, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702, 510-841-8987
Writers With Drinks
Saturday, April 14th
Amber Benson (Serpent's Storm, Ghosts of Albion)
Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil)
Malinda Lo (Ash, Huntress, Adaptation)
Rachel Kramer Bussel (Curvy Girls)
Sarah Kuhn (One Con Glory)
All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.
At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.