What’s Happening In October

Fall is picking up! I’m still trying to visit a few more colleges. Got an idea for where I should visit? Email me & let’s chat, mrsexsmith (at) gmail.com.

Events with Mr. Sexsmith

October 12, 7:00 pm Take Me There Reading @ Bluestockings
Join editor Tristan Taormino and local contributors as they read their work from Take Me There, a groundbreaking new collection of transgender and genderqueer erotica. Readers include legendary author of the Marketplace series Laura Antoniou, queen of erotica Rachel Kramer BusselSinclair Sexsmith of The Sugarbutch Chronicles, and poet/performer/activist Rachel K. Zall.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street (bet. Stanton and Rivington), NYC (Twitter: @Bluestockings) Admission: Free and open to all. We will pass around the hat to help support Bluestockings, so please give what you can.

Saturday & Sunday, October 28-29th Bromance bro-gig with Kelli Dunham, Lea Robinson, & Sinclair Sexsmith at Highlands Inn. Details TBA, but will include a set from each of us. Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, NH

Events in New York City You Shouldn’t Miss

Thursday, October 6 , 8pm Red Umbrella Diaries, www.redumbrellaproject.com Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, Manhattan, NY

Saturday, October 8 · 9:30am – 11:00pm; Registration at 9:30am Not in NYC, but too awesome not to mention: The Queer It Yourself Conference is a day-long conference for queer artists in the NW. Join us to celebrate this amazing conference at our queer artist showcase, two shows @ 7pm and 9pm at Wyckoff Auditorium (in the Bannan engineering bldg on the SU campus.) The “Queer It Yourself: Be It, Do It, Make It” conference will provide a space for LGBTQ artists to talk, collaborate, skill share and intellectualize about art, creativity and social justice. More info on Facebook Seattle University, Pigott Building (Rooms 202, 203 & 204) & Wycoff Auditorium, Seattle, WA. Conference cost: $10 but no one turned away. SU students, staff and faculty get in free. Tickets for conference also available in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Friday, October 21, 8pm Lesbian Sex Mafia: Spanking with Tina Horn. Spanking fantasies are as varied as the people who enjoy them, but often stigmas keep us from safely exploring this fun, cost-free erotic activity.Some of us daydream of strict discipline, while others just enjoy any way we can get our hands on a nice ass. Join profession dominant/submissive and kinky porn star Tina Horn as she leads an upbeat seminar that will empower you to live out and take pride in your fantasies.Tops will empower themselves with the skills necessary to administer the most delicious spanks, and bottoms will learn how they can help facilitate the treatment they’ve always deserved. This class will also touch on other types of impact play such as flogging and caning, as well as basic role play and Dominant/Submissive techniques. Novices, old hands, tops, bottoms, couples, women, and queers of all identities and orientations are welcome and encouraged to attend. The class will include a hot live demo! LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. (7th/8th Ave), Manhattan, NY

Friday, October 28th Ruckus, a Queer and Trans people of color writing and performance showcase, invites you to celebrate the launch of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s second book of poetry, Love Cake! In Love Cake, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores how queer people of colour resist and transform violence through love and desire. The event features readings by the author as well Ruckus co-curators Kay Ulanday Barrett and V.s. Tobar and guest performer Cristy C. Road, at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center. Official invite out this evening. Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street (bet. Stanton and Rivington), NYC (Twitter: @Bluestockings)

Saturday, October 29th, 10pm Submit Party, submitparty.com, a BDSM play party for women and trans folks only Brooklyn, NY. For exact location call 718.789.4053 or email Red@submitparty.com

I am still trying to get a few more places this fall! My schedule is kept up on mrsexsmith.com/appearances if you want to see if I’m coming your way.

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.)

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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