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Want to Come See Us? Here’s Our Workshop Schedule for 2019 (& there’s a lot!)

rife and I are excited to be teaching more M/s classes throughout the year.

Many are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, where we live, though we are willing to travel elsewhere to do classes, too. It’s especially possible to add workshops on when we’re already planning to be somewhere (like Albuquerque, Atlanta, or Seattle, where we already have plans to travel).

The Academy of D/s Confidence is the online home for our webinars and online offerings. We host monthly webinars through a membership fee on Patreon.

Here’s rife’s & my 2019 Teaching Schedule:

  • February 25 – Academy of D/s Confidence, Art of Ownership (online)
  • March 31 – Ask Us Anything: D/s Edition (online)
  • April 19-21 – CampOUT Queer Wilderness Skills Camping (rife only) (Northern California)
  • April 23 – The Art of Ownership, Mission Control (Oakland, CA)
  • April 27 – Academy of D/s Confidence, workshop TBA (online)
  • May 25 – D/s Playground Unit 1: Bondage (online)
  • TBA – The Exiles, Protocol Game (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • June 7-10 – Boundless, Art of Ownership (Northern California)
  • June 22-23 – Energy & BDSM: Solstice Year Wheel through Body Trust (Sinclair only) (Seattle)
  • June 29 – Academy of D/s Confidence, Self Growth Through Dominance (online)
  • July 20 – D/s Playground Unit 2: Discipline (online)
  • July 24-28 – Portals of Pleasure through Body Trust (Sinclair only) (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • August 12 – Foundations, Art of Ownership (San Francisco)
  • August 22 – Art of Ownership, Society of Janus (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • August 24 – Academy of D/s Confidence, D/s-calator (online)
  • September 14-15 – Energy & BDSM: Equinox Year Wheel through Body Trust (Sinclair only) (Seattle)
  • September 20 – D/s Playground Unit 3: Service (online)
  • September 26 – Great Lakes Leather Alliance (pending) (Indianapolis)
  • October 28 – Academy of D/s Confidence Doctor D/s (online)
  • November – Dark Odyssey: Surrender (pending) (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • November – Leather Reign (pending) (Seattle)
  • November 25 – D/s Playground Unit 4: Masochism & Sadism (online)
  • December 7-8 – Energy & BDSM: Solstice Year Wheel through Body Trust (Sinclair only) (Seattle)
  • December TBA – Academy of D/s Confidence, Protocol Game (intensive) (online)
  • March 21-22, 2020 – Energy & BDSM: Equinox Year Wheel through Body Trust (Sinclair only) (Seattle)

2019 Event attendance schedule:

  • South Plains Leatherfest, Dallas, March 2019
  • Northwest Leather, Sacramento, May 2019
  • Desire Leather Women Unleashed, Palm Springs, CA, June 2019
  • Southeast Leather Fest, Atlanta, June 2019
  • Master Slave Conference, Washington DC, August/September 2019
  • Great Lakes Leather Alliance, Indianapolis, September 2019
  • Dark Odyssey: Surrender, San Francisco, November 2019
  • Leather Reign, Seattle, November 2019

We are currently booking classes!

We are focused on teaching power exchange classes right now, related to the leather title that we are running for in May. Other classes are possible by special request & arrangement.

Check out our full class list, and make requests if there is something you don’t see.

Rates for the classes are variable, depending on how we have to travel, timing, whether we’re already in the area, etc. rife & I have a fair bit of travel planned in 2019, so there could be a gig or two tacked on to where we’ll already be. Email me about where you’re at & what you’re thinking, and I can get you more details. [email protected]

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queer women" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert.

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