Showing posts from April, 2019


Still feeling feels about how the erotic writing class I taught Saturday was supposed to help people shape syntax to what felt most sensual for them – – but instead, they just seemed bored because I didn’t offer tips on sex scene writing. — amber dipietra (@thebodypoetik) April 30, 2019 from Twitter April 30, 2019 at 02:59AM via IFTTT


Today, my @SWOPTampa colleague Dr. @mccrackenjill and I did an interview about the way the conflation of sex trafficking with consensual adult sex work further harms vulnerable populations. Many thanks to Rob Lorei of @wmnf 88.5 for such thoughtful, intelligent questions. — amber dipietra (@thebodypoetik) April 10, 2019 from Twitter April 09, 2019 at 10:53PM via IFTTT

Pursuing the New Erotic

April 27, 2019, 1 - 3pm @ The Morean Arts Center in St. Pete, FL Hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit. What is erotic writing? Some people hate the term, it is too flowery or over-the-top. But really, what is it, or what could it be? Is it Harlequin romance? 50 Shades of Grey? Good ole Anais Nin and Henry Miller? An Audrre Lorde treatise? Is it a tongue-in-cheek arthouse screenplay like Deep Throat? What is it, especially now, in 2019, post- Women's March and #MeToo, the legalization of gay marriage and the fight for the recognition or trans folx and folx outside the gender binary? Come and enjoy the recent Best Women's Erotica of the Year series by Rachel Kramer Bussell (of the Village Voice). We'll consider the new bestselling erotic choose-your-own-adventure novel, Night Shift, by porn star Joanna Angel, set right here in South Florida. There is much to prompt us in the new anthology, All We Know of Pleasure, edited by University of Tampa's Enid Shomer. Let's delve into T

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