Friday, January 20, 2006

Erotica Writing Workshops

Not loved up for Valentine s Day? Get sexy in writing instead.

Join a six week course of intensive tuition and coaching on writing about sex: from the simply sensual to the downright dirty. Starting on Tuesday February 14th, the workshops will run weekly until 21st March inclusive, from 7.00-9.00pm at The Prince Arthur pub, 38 Dean Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3EG, UK.

The course includes:

* Genres and subgenres the wide world of writing about sex

* Sex for novels fitting sexual episodes into longer works of fiction

* Thesaurus issues - choosing the right sex words for your kind of fiction

* Why doesn t my sex writing work? Getting your writing to a happy climax

* Sex for money markets for your fiction.

Please note: This is not a course for the easily shocked or for writing novices. Even if you ve worked with Kay before, please send a sample of your erotic writing to kay@charybdis.freeserve.co.uk so she can judge if you are at a level where the course will benefit you. This sample will not be used in class or shown to anybody other than the tutor. You
must be able to cope with discussions that will include subjects such as homosexual activity, mild BDSM and fetishism, but this class will not engage with non-consensual sex, under-age sex or any form of bestiality. Kay reserves the right to remove any student from the course who is not
dedicated to writing good erotic fiction.

Former students say:

What a fabulous course, life changing ...
An excellent introduction to the craft of erotic writing
A really inclusive learning environment

Pushcart nominated Kay Sexton is an Associate Editor for Night Train journal who has had more than seventy short stories published and whose erotica appears regularly under a number of pen-names. Her website gives details of her current and forthcoming publications. Her current focus is Green Thought in an Urban Shade a joint words and pictures project with painter Fion Gunn which has exhibitions scheduled in London, Dublin and Beijing.

The course costs £72 (£60 conc/friends) payable in advance to Kay Sexton. To book your place and for more information please contact workshops@thesouth.org.uk or phone 07810 272791

Maximum ten places.

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