I'm very excited about these 2 upcoming events - if you are nearby and interested in erotica, please attend, and if you're not, please let someone local who is know about them. I'm always open to doing workshops in new cities too - you can contact me at rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com with "Workshop" in the subject, and I also offer an erotica critique service. There's more information on that at my website.
October 24, 7:30-9 pm
Writing Erotica for Pleasure and Money, New York City (for New York Academy of Sex Education)
Whether you're writing to that special someone, penning longtime fantasies, or want to earn cash for your dirty words, this workshop is for you.
You are sure to find growth with the very prolific, award winning erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel. She will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing. Learn how to get started, find your voice, and write against type.
She will talk about incorporating everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies into your writing. Rachel will teach you how to groom your writing to fit particular magazines and anthologies. And how to submit your work and keeping up with the thriving erotica market (including anthologies, ebooks, magazines and websites.) Materials needed: Please bring a laptop or paper and pen. $25/person. Advance registration required.
The Pleasure Chest, 1150 Second Avenue, New York City (Upper East Side, accessible by 4/5/6/N/R/F trains), 646-470-5129
November 2, 3-5 pm at Jonesy's Joint, 2316 E. Live Oak Drive, Los Angeles
Erotica 101 writing workshop
Organized by Sex Positive Los Angeles
Register in advance at Eventbrite ($25/person)
Got Erotic Fantasies? Then this class is for YOU. Whether your intent is publication or simply your private journal ala Anais Nin, you cannot afford to miss acclaimed professional Erotica author and editor, Rachel Kramer Bussel.
Rachel was a featured workshop leader at Catalyst Con so this is a very special opportunity for members of SPLA and their friends.
Rachel Kramer Bussel is editor of over 50 anthologies such as:
The Big Book of Orgasms,
Best Bondage Erotica 2014
In this 2 hour workshop she will take you through the ins and outs (so to speak) of contemporary erotic writing; from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work. The workshop is tailored to help get you published and highlight timely calls for submissions.
In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you'll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey , provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You'll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions. No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper.