femme conference countdown!

The Femme Conference is next week! August really came on me fast, I can’t believe the summer’s almost over. Wait, let me rephrase – I can’t wait for summer to be over, I can’t stand the heat. I grew up in Alaska, remember? What am I doing in New York City anyway? Oh yeah, the sexy femmes. Alright, I can stand summer a little longer.

Ahem, I digress.

The Femme Conference! Muse & I are heading out to Chicago for the weekend. Here’s what’s up:

  • Who’s going? Will you be there?
  • I was hoping I might perform some poetry or read some smut somewhere, but I haven’t been able to make that happen. I will, however, have hot-off-the-presses copies of the Sugarbutch Star chapbook from last year’s finalists, and hopefully some Sugarbutch star buttons too.
  • I have been thinking about doing some sort of Sugarbutch meet-up – anybody interested in that? Let me know, email me or leave a comment & I’ll get in touch when I have more details, I don’t know when or where it’ll be yet.
  • So far, I’ve raised enough money for a plane ticket (hurrah!) and about half of the hotel costs, though just this weekend I realized I haven’t actually bought my ticket to the conference yet. So, if you woke up this morning, pulled on your pants or your flowy summery skirt, stuck your hands in the pockets, and pulled out a couple hundred dollar bills and thought, huh, I wonder where those came from, perhaps you can consider donating a couple bucks to me to send me to the Femme Conference. I’ll be reporting on what I learn, and try my best to bring back some new ideas about this big ol’ gender galaxy we’re trying to make sense of.

I am so very grateful to all of you who have donated already, it’s made a huge difference in my ability to afford this trip. If you’ve got it, and are able to support me, you can make a donation via paypal and keep me and this site alive & thriving.

See you in Chicago?

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (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 a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

5 thoughts on “femme conference countdown!”

  1. muse says:

    oh, yes! a sugarbutch meetup would be superfun. I'll buy the first round of prosecco to get everyone all loosey goosey and break the ice.

    and those Sugarbutch Star chapbooks are h.o.t. I know from my proofing readthrough that it is impossible to get through in one sitting – I had to take multiple rough sex breaks. for this reason, I've decided it will have "pride of place" (as Lee's adorable Irish mother says) on my nightstand.

  2. Kelley O says:

    You grew up in Alaska??? I had no idea. So did I. Lived there from 1970-1989, mostly in Fairbanks. Where and when were you there? :) I live in NC now, so I know EXACTLY what you mean about the heat.

  3. Colleen says:

    I'll be there! I'd LOVE to do a Sugarbutch meetup, too. :)

  4. becky says:

    Man, I live in Chicago! But I'm out of town these two weeks on business. The only two weeks a year I'm out of town.

    Any chance you'll come back? :)

  5. hussy red says:

    i'll be there and would love to meet everyone! keep me updated. almost just a week away now! yay!

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