Online (Free!) Erotica Readings Featuring Writing Spicy Students

Save the dates! Hope we can all attend and cheer each other on!

Smut Peddlers: Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET

RSVP for the Facebook event here
Join on ZOOM: https://zoom.us/my/gladday
PW: 1970

Everyone remembers their first time, when they feel a sensual, intrigued gaze, that sense of vulnerability, the desire to please… Yeah, everyone remembers their first time reading at Smut Peddlers. The return of Glad Day’s own wildly successful evening of erotica and sexy writing from young queer, trans and non-binary writers at the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore… but online once again because of Ms. Rona. This month the Smut Peddlers are doing something special; fan favourite Kel Hardy will be hosting students from Sinclair Sexsmith’s writing course who will be reading from their work. But we’ll have a few foxy, familiar faces as well!

Hosted by Kel Hardy
laura q
Rose Weaver
seeley quest
Clara Kiely
Rebecca Rose Vassy
Lux Steinberg
Leo Wilder
Seán Carson Kinsella

Readers for these next two will be announced ASAP! Meanwhile, please save the dates!

Spicy Showcase, Sunday, March 20, 2022, 4-6pm PT / 7-9pm ET

Hosted by Sinclair Sexsmith
Featuring Kiki DeLovely
And students from Writing Spicier
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Register here to attend the Spicy Showcase! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom.

About our feature:
Kiki DeLovely (http://kikidelovely.wordpress.com) is a witchy, kinky, polyamorous, mixed, non-binary femme who moonlights as an erotica writer when she’s not weaving magic through energetic healing and spiritual coaching. Kiki strives toward erotica that reads as fine literature and connects us with our highest selves. Their work has appeared in dozens of publications and they have toured both nationally and internationally, living and traveling all over the world. She now makes her home on Occaneechi-Saponi land.

And also featuring:
Amanda Nowalk
Sarah St John
Sunni Jacocks
Candice Brown
Shaya MacDonald
Sophia Kleist
Leo Nyne
Valluna Blue

Make sure you register for the Zoom here!

Listen to Your Skin, Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4pm PT / 7pm ET

Hosted by Stina French
Featuring Ash Orlando
And students from Writing Spicier
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REGISTER to receive the Zoom event link

This month’s Listen To Your Skin event on March 27th at 5p MST will feature Ash Orlando. We will also have short performances by the following writers from Sugarbutch/Sinclair Sexsmith’s “Writing Spicier,” a queer-centered, kink-positive, five-week erotic stories workshop: Titus Androgynous, O. Tilia, Shannon Page, Aiden Rondón, Kae, Fritz Kutchko, R. Magdalen, Geneviève, and Lyzz Stewart

We’ll begin with a brief (very spicy!) writing exercise. No open mic this month to make room for all our featurettes and the writing exercise! We will meet via Zoom.

About the featured writer:

Ash Orlando lives and works on Dharug and Gundungarra land in Western Sydney, Australia. They are a playwright, performer, poet and general troublemaker. They are most recently featured in Best Lesbian Erotica 6, Big Book of Orgasms 2, and Heckin’ Lewd: Trans and Non-binary Erotica. Ash’s anthology “Soft Fruit” will be in most online bookshops in March 2022, and you can see them flex their writing muscles at @say_please_baby on Instagram.

And also featuring:

Titus Androgynous
O. Tilia
Shannon Page
Aiden Rondón
Fritz Kutchko
R. Magdalen
Lyzz Stewart
Sonia Funkenbusch
Jennii Drew

BEFORE JOINING: Read our very important event guidelines. Our intent is to create a safe space to be open for all participants, and toward that aim, there are some themes/approaches we just aren’t interested in hearing. You may be booted from the Zoom meeting if you violate the guidelines of the event.

WANNA FEATURE? Please see this page. We commit to centering work by BIPOC and LGBTQIAP+ writers and performers. If you know of a writer/performer who has sexual themes in their work and who is in one of these categories, please contact sisterrainbowscream@gmail.com to nominate them/yourself as a future feature.

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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