I hope those in Portland, Oregon can make one or both of these events, and if you know anyone in Portland who likes and wants to write hot, sexy erotica, please let them know. She Bop is asking people to RSVP on Facebook for their free reading, and the September 18th erotica writing workshop is capped at 30 people, so if you'd like to attend, early registration is a good idea. I'll also be incorporating attendee questions into the workshop, so if you're attending and have a specific question about writing and publishing erotica, email rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com with "Portland" in the subject line and your question and I will do my best to answer it during the workshop!
September 10, 7:30 p.m.
FREE reading from Hungry for More and The Big Book of Submission
Come listen to erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel reading from her latest anthologies, Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women and The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales. Joining her will be local contributors Tiffany Reisz, Stella Harris and Emily Bingham. Also joining them will be Laurel Isaac and Marievie.
She Bop, 909 N. Beech Street, Portland, Oregon
September 18, 6-8 p.m.
Erotica 101 Writing workshop
Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. The workshop is tailored to help get you published and highlight timely calls for submissions.
In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you'll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You'll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions.
No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper. $25/person (plus $1.87 service fee)
Register at Brown Paper Tickets (limited to 30 people)
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Avenue, Portland, Oregon