What’s Happening in May

College season is over! I’m still traveling a little bit during the summer, but I am thrilled to be at home and doing more New York-based things for the next few months. There’s still a lot going on, though I have way fewer events than I have had in the last few months.

Here’s the stuff you really should not miss.

Events with Mr. Sexsmith

Thursday, May 5th, 8pm Red Umbrella Diaries: The Boss of Me, www.redumbrellaproject.com Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, Manhattan, NY

Tuesday, May 10th, 8pm Sideshow: The Queer Literary Carnival: Poetry vs Comedy Variety Hour! Performers include Kit Yan, Molly “Equality” Dykeman, Sinclair Sexsmith, and Jessica Halem, with special guests TBA. Celebrity guest judges include Shawn Hollenbach and Livia Scott. Hosted by Carolyn Castiglia, this special PvC features musical guest Leibya Rogers! Details on Sugarbutch, RSVP on Facebook at The Phoenix, 447 East 13th Street at Avenue A in New York City

Thursday, May 12th, 8-10pm Lesbian Sex Mafia presents: Genderqueer Tantra with Alex Jade. $5 for members, $10 for non members. Women & trans only. RSVP on Facebook. LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. (7th/8th Ave) Manhattan, NY

Saturday, May 21st Kristen’s birthday! Also the end of the world, or rather judgement day which counts down to the end of the world on October 21st, according to some Christian evangelicals. So we’re going to party like it’s 1999 and dress up like superheroes. (I am considering bleaching my hair so I can be Spike.)

Thursday, May 26th, 6pm Lambda Literary Awards ceremony! Can’t wait. School of Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, Manhattan, NY

Queer Memoir is on hiatus, and it looks like Ruckus might not be happening this month, but keep an eye out for their date if they announce it. I’m looking forward to Red Umbrella Diaries, I haven’t been there in the last few months.

Also! I am now booking fall events for colleges and traveling nationally. I’ll be working at home and writing through May and June, and then doing more travel in July, August, and September, including some travels to Seattle in early July, the Butch Voices national conference in Oakland in August, and Dark Odyssey Summer Camp in September. My schedule is kept up on mrsexsmith.com/appearances if you want to see if I’m coming your way.

Last but not least, here’s my 2011 workshop offerings in a PDF so it is easy to download, you can also download 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.

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.

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