Why are they so afraid?

Chris Sigler, Tennessee High School Student, Allegedly Assaulted By Principal For Wearing Pro-Gay Shirt  What makes schools and school boards so afraid of GSA’s? We have some strong and amazing student advocates fighting for this in Ontario right now and here’s hoping all kids are granted the right to assemble as they choose, under the banner they choose. 

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Follow Your Bliss At The Sexuality + Consciousness Experiential Symposium

 This event looks like it could be interesting. I can’t make it myself, but I’d be curious to hear from anyone who does. Follow Your Bliss At The Sexuality + Consciousness Experiential Symposium Anchor aspirations with practical action.  Be grabbed by the rhythm! For immediate release Toronto, October 4, 2011 – Follow Your Bliss presents Sexuality + Consciousness Experiential Symposium, October, 15-16, 2011.  At Loft 404/The Ambrosial Hub, 263 Adelaide St. West, Suite 404, Toronto. www.loft404.com Tickets: Pre-sale $170/Sat-Sun  www.sexandconsciousnesssymposium.eventbrite.com This first annual symposium is a gathering for those actively cutting paths toward wholeness, healing and sustainability.  In these confusing …

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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 ciut.fm.

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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 …

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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 …

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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: http://www.spreaker.com/page#!/show/oral_adventures_in_erotica This event is for writers, publishers and fans of written and spoken erotica. http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Erotica-Writers-Group/ $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, …

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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 sexinwords@hotmail.com and encourage you to follow me on Twitter at @sexinwords.

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