What’s Happening in January
It’s almost as if I have January off!
I mean I don’t, I am still writing and working and preparing for workshops and etc, but I don’t have ANY gigs of my own—I’m not producing any events or teaching any workshops. Not sure when the last month was where that happened, but it’s been a while!
Oh wait—spoke too soon. There is one. But it’s not in person and it’s porn so that barely counts.
Events with Mr. Sexsmith
|Monday, January 16, 2012||FREE Porn Party, viewing Alpha Femmes Tune in with the Hotmovies4her.com code and you’ll have enough free minutes to watch along with us on Twitter, using the #pornparty hashtag. More information on Sugarbutch here.||Your living room + on Twitter|
Events in New York City (& Beyond) You Shouldn’t Miss
|Saturday, January 14, 8pm||Queer Memoir: Pets. New York’s only queer storytelling event is back with a special guest curator, the amazing Sassafras Lowrey, editor of the Kicked Out anthology and nationally known storyteller. Announcing the amazing line-up of storytellers: Jessica Pabón, Julie Blair, Colten, Kelli Dunham, allisonjoy, & Sassafras Lowrey||Queers For Economic Justice, 147 W. 24th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10011|
|Saturday January 15, 12noon-late||Beyond Visibility: Illuminating and Aligning Femmes in NYC will be a day-long event for queer folks on a self-identified femme/inine spectrum to come together in conversation, coalition, and celebration of *all* the parts of ourselves and our many communities. We aim to illuminate the cultural, political and artistic work of all participating individuals and groups; to create and hold space to ally with and learn from each other; and discuss ways to align organizing to ensure that femme communities grow as generative, intersectional sites of gender justice.|
Facebook events for:
|Judson Memorial Church , 239 Thompson St (directly below Washington Square Park), New York, NY & other venues (check the Facebook invites)|
|Friday, January 20, 8pm||Lesbian Sex Mafia: Negotiation for the Hopelessly Shy and Terribly Awkward with Mollena Williams. Negotiation of scenes can be tough on people who are adept at bargaining, expressing their needs, wants, and desires. so how is this gauntlet to be run by those of us perverts who are super shy or kind of awkward when it comes to saying “I need…” or “I won’t…” or giving the dreaded “No”??Join Mollena Williams, Closeted Shy Freak ™ as she shares some techniques that can help even the most awkward kinkster battle their own personal hurdles and insure that your needs are met, your expectations expressed more clearly, and that your scenes are satisfying for all parties! Bring your questions (jot ‘em down if you are to shy to ask!) and we’ll brainstorm ways to help you on your own journey to openness, clear communication and awesomeness!||LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. (7th/8th Ave), Manhattan, NY|
|Saturday, January 21, 2-7pm IN TORONTO||The Sex Talk Series presents: No More Apologies: Queer Trans and Cis* Women, Coming/Cumming Together! A FREE conference about social exclusion, sex, and sexual health. No More Apologies is a day-long sex talk, designed to name and address the exclusion of queer trans women from broader queer women’s sexual communities.|
Social exclusion negatively impacts trans queer women’s sexual, emotional, and psychological health; meanwhile, by excluding trans women from our communities, cis queer women are missing out on a multitude of sexy, wonderful women to love, fuck, and connect with. Join us for this long overdue conversation and call-to-action about how to transform our talk about trans inclusion into practice. The Facebook event has more information.
|Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 2M7|
|Saturday, January 28th, 10pm||Submit Party, submitparty.com, a BDSM play party for women and trans folks only. $15 before midnight, $20 after||Brooklyn, NY. For exact location call 718.789.4053 or email Red@submitparty.com|
|Thursday, February 2, 8pm||Red Umbrella Diaries, www.redumbrelladiaries.com||Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, Manhattan, NY|
|Friday to Sunday, February 3-5||Celebrating the Body Erotic for Women through the Body Electric School. Did you know that “cunt” means “holy well”?||New York City. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.|
I’m booking gigs for the spring (February through May), and I’m aiming for Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Durham, DC, and more. Want to bring me to your college or university or local bookstore or sex toy shop? I’d love to visit! Things that are important to know!
- My schedule is kept up on mrsexsmith.com/appearances
- If you’re interested in bringing me to your town or college, check out what S. Bear Bergman wrote: Bear’s Guide to Getting the Artists You Want. It’s got some great tips for how to fundraise and make an offer to bring the people you admire to come do some custom work just for you & your friends. (Hint, hint.)
- Download my 2011 workshop offerings in a PDF or my one sheet PDF or high res photos in my press kit
- Get in touch if you’re interested in booking me, you can contact me directly—mrsexsmith(at)gmail—or my booking company, PhinLi, at bookings(at)phinli.com.
Any events I missed? Add ‘em in the comments.