Sep 30

Sex City: This Saturday!

I’ll be hosting Sex City this Saturday. It is my first time hosting in a few months. Here’s the lineup:

I will be speaking to Melissa Ramos of Sexy Food Therapy, Scott Rayter of University of Toronto’s  Bonham Centre for Sexual DiversityStudies about their new Sex in the City course and Samantha Fraser about the upcoming Playground Conference.

Sex City airs every Saturday from 5-6pm ET on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto and streaming online to the world on

Sep 29

First Toronto Erotica Writers and Readers Meetup was fun!

Thank you all for coming out. It was great to walk in the room at Tequila Bookworm and find some people ready and waiting for smutty word time.
There was some good circulation throughout the room, people were chatting about erotica and learning from each other.
Myna Wallin gave a good talk about her work, and a great story about one of her poem going huge. Literally, huge.
Later on we were treated to three great readings. I have these recorded and will be posting them within the next couple days.
Unfortunately, I had internet difficulties and couldn’t offer the streaming broadcast. I was greatly disappointed in this. But I do think you’ll find it well worth the wait once I do get them posted online.
Definitely looking forward to the next one on October 26!

Sep 28

busy times!

Sex in Words is going to be a mix of sex journalism and blog. I am lining up people to interview and write articles on, but I’m also likely to post random entries about what I’m working on, events/workshops/projects I’m working on and other things.

Like this! Every month I write a round-up of interesting sex news for Met Another Frog, a great blog exploring many ideas about sex and sexuality. My latest entry is up right now! Check it out!

It is a particularly hectic time right now, with October and November jammed packed with events and projects. Trying to get my brain around all of them. Also trying to get may brain around using blogger as best I can.
Tonight is the first Erotica Writers and Readers Meetup here in Toronto. Check it out, in person or online!
Then I really need to get started on my next Choose Your Own Sex Adventure book. It is mostly mapped out, I just need to get to writing it. When it is completed, this and the two previous CYOSA books will be available here for sale.

Sep 27

Toronto Erotica Writers and Readers Group Meetup—September 28!

This will be our first Meet-Up! We will be mixing and mingling for the first part of the night and then at 9pm we’ll host ORAL: Adventures in Erotica, an open mic erotica reading extravaganza that will also be streamed live online at:!/show/oral_adventures_in_erotica

This event is for writers, publishers and fans of written and spoken erotica.

$5 cover

Fantastic writer Myna Wallin, author of Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar, will be joining us to tell us about her writing and her recent trip to the Edinborough Fringe Festival. She is teaching a course in writing erotica this fall, check it out!

Be sure to bring your books, chapbooks, zines or other writings for sale or trade!

Myna Wallin is a poet, novelist and editor. She just came back from Edinburgh, where she read at Summerhall, part of the Canadian poets at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest. She’s written two books: A Thousand Profane Pieces (Tightrope Books, 2006), and Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar (Tightrope Books, 2010). Her novel was recently long listed for the ReLit Award. Her poetry has received Honourable Mentions in both the 2009 Contemporary Verse 2-Day Poetry Contest and in Descant’s Winston Collins 2010 Best Canadian Poem Contest. This fall she’ll be teaching a course on Erotic Writing at U of T’s School of Continuing Studies.

We will meet in the upstairs space of Tequila Bookworm. Regrettably, this event is not accessible.

Sep 27

Welcome to Sex in Words!

This will be the new home for the writing, events, commentary and more of Jon Pressick.
This page will officially launch in November 2011, but check back for exciting events and news throughout October.

I welcome comments and ideas at and encourage you to follow me on Twitter at @sexinwords.