I always learn so much by reading aloud and meeting readers. Terrific discussion of erotic reading at the BESS meeting last Wednesday night — it’s no surprise that people whose preferences lean to narrativized sex (ie BDSM) are moved to write down the stories produced by fantasy or in the throes of power exchange. My job, I think, as someone who’s been lucky enough to do that (AND get published) is to share what I’ve learned during my own quality time in the spaces where craft and imagination meet.
Which reminds me that it’s time for me to look once again at my notes for the writing workshop I’ll be giving later in the summer, as billed on my events page:
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 ~ 8:00 PM
The Art of BDSM Writing: For Readers and Writers, Hardcore and Curious Both
presented by Molly Weatherfield, perhaps with Powerpoint
at Pink Bunny
1772 Union St, San Francisco CA
But meanwhile, I’m also savoring the rare pleasure of having been introduced at the Between the Covers reading (last Friday night) as Pam AND Molly, the two strands of my Gemini writerly DNA. Come back tomorrow for a meditation on how these forms contrast and collide, as I try to do justice to a remarkable book of erotica, Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, by Greta Christina