DIRTY. SEXY. QUEER.—A Night of Erotic Readings at World Pride 2014

DIRTY. SEXY. QUEER.
A Night of Erotic Readings

Friday June 27th
10pm
Glad Day Bookshop
598a Yonge Street, Toronto

FREE

Hosted by Jon Pressick

Featuring readings by:

Dorianne Emmerton
Andrea Zanin
Melissa Benner
Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins
Jacqueline St-Urbain
(bios below)

GET LIT during the 10 days of WORLD PRIDE PROGRAMMING AT GLAD DAY BOOKSHOP. Over 90 writers and performers at over 20 FREE events!
Check out the selection here and look for more updates in the coming days!

Jacqueline St-Urbain is an unrepentant switch who likes floggers, fists and sharp, pointy things. Beginning with the founding of the Unholy Army of the Night in Montreal, Jacqueline’s activism has always been firmly rooted in creating welcoming, fun spaces for leatherqueers. Jacqueline has been teaching for most of her life, and has facilitated workshops on sexuality for almost a decade. She’s taught for a wide variety of organizations, from grassroots groups to universities. Kink is Jacqueline’s hobby, one she’s passionate about. Her aim is always to create community but fucking – in all its glorious permutations – comes first. She is @TheModeratrix on Twitter.

Andrea Zanin writes things and releases them into the world like tiny, stealthy monsters, hoping they’ll come alive on the page, charm you with their big eyes and colourful scales, and sink their little teeth into your soul in a pleasing yet possibly dangerous manner.

Dorianne Emmerton is a writer, theatre reviewer, radio host and queer about town. Recently she has moderated a panel on “Stories, perspectives and conversations beyond sexual binaries” after Studio 180 Theatre’s production of the play Cock, and reviewed the book Lesbian Sex Positions: The Ultimate Full-Color Guide for Get Out! Canada. Her erotic work has been published on metanotherfrog.com, Up & Coming Magazine, Best Women’s Erotica 2012 and the Mammoth Book Of Threesomes and Moresomes. More PG-rated fare has been published in the Friend. Follow. Text #storiesFromLivingOnline anthology, Issue #1 of Beer And Butter Tarts, and A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. Every fourth week she hosts Sex City on CIUT and you can follow her on twitter @headonist.

Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins is an English tutor and writer from Mississauga. She has a self-published book — _Holland and Jaime: a Novel in Twelve Stories_ — and also has stories in Zhush Redux and TOZ. Her current project is a suite of short stories based on case studies from _Psychopathia Sexualis_, a 19th Century psychiatric text from Germany.

Melissa Benner is an educator and a writer with rhythm. Her articles have been published in Soiled and Seeded magazine, PinkPlay Mags, Queeries, and Edible Toronto. She enjoys playing the field – exploring subjects that range from local food to home-grown erotica.

Jon Pressick is the sexual community’s gadabout. Some days he’s the new editor of the Best Sex Writing series. Some days he’s hard at work writing about sex news, sex bloggers and erotica on Sex in Words. Some days he’s one of the hosts and the producer of Sex City. Some days he’s a proud parent and partner. What is he doing all of the days? Thinking about sex!

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