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A Celebration of the Erotic (Writing)

A Celebration of the Erotic (Writing), Venus - Saint Petersburg - 244 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. - St. Petersburg
Category: Hobby
Date: Monday April 22, 2019, 7:00pm
Place: Venus - Saint Petersburg - 244 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. - St. Petersburg

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This wonderful activity is being hosted in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. If you are looking for things to do with your family, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

What is erotic writing? Popular or high-minded? 50 Shades of Gray or Lady Chatterley's Lover? Is the erotic about one’s own body or relationships between bodies? Must it illuminate the sensual and avoid the explicitly sexual? Is it best when it comes from a place of fantasy or is the job of the erotic to light up ordinary experiences from the inside out? Most of all, why is erotic literature even important in this #MeToo moment, in this time when gay marriage is still new, when we are still arguing about what bodies can go into what bathrooms? Audre Lorde has written, “when we begin to live from within outward, in touch with the power of the erotic within ourselves, and allowing that power to inform and illuminate our actions upon the world around us, then we begin to be responsible to ourselves in the deepest sense. For as we begin to recognize our deepest feelings, we begin to give up, of necessity, being satisfied with suffering and self-negation, and with the numbness which so often seems like their only alternative in our society. Our acts against oppression become integral with self, motivated and empowered from within.“ Featured Readers: Lisa Birnbaum, Amber DiPietra, Maureen McDole, and Enid Shomer. Readers will present from their own erotic work as well as share pieces by other writers. A panel discussion is to follow the readings. We welcome Tombolo Books, who will be on hand selling current and classic works from the erotic lit canon. And, to keep the juicy conversation flowing, there will be a cash bar. 18+ audience only, please.

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