S_Hara_Active_Writing1 Saturday, October 22, 10am-4pm 
$130 members/$145 others  

Do you dream of writing sexually charged scenes with a subtle hand? Are you dying to tell stories that revel in explicit raunchiness?

Whether it’s a finely crafted literary scene of cunnilingus in an alley or an x-rated version of romantic love, in this one-day workshop you’ll learn how to tap into your erotic writing voice. We’ll read sexually charged writing from various authors, including John Updike, Ntozake Shange, and Dorothy Allison, and see how their work transcends genre. We’ll do writing exercises that lead to hot fiction, performance writing, poetry, or memoir.

“Writing erotic stories is the most fun I’ve ever had with a laptop,” says instructor Susie Hara. “When you write from your authentic erotic source, you may tap into humor, sadness, fear, rage, or delight, but no matter what you find, it will spark your voice and bring a new perspective to your work.”

Susie Hara’s stories have been published in several anthologies, including X, An Erotic Treasury; Best of Best Women’s Erotica; Best American Erotica 2003 (under pen name Lisa Wolfe); and Fast Girls. She has a degree in Dance and English from UC Riverside and an MA in Theater from New York University. Her novel, Finder of Lost Objects (Ithuriel’s Spear Press), was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and received an International Latino Book Award.

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