Browsing posts tagged with reading
Jun
28

Tongue Tied Book Launch, Reading, and Q&A with Stella Harris

Thursday, September 13th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE (with option to pre-order Tongue-Tied at 10% off)

Stella HarrisCome celebrate the publication of Stella Harris’s first book, Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships, an incredible guide full of exercises, tools, and personal experiences. There will be a reading and book signing as well as a chance to share some champagne and cupcakes to celebrate, and don’t forget to bring your questions for the Q&A!

Choose from two RSVP options:

  • RSVP only (free)
  • RSVP and purchase Tongue Tied at a discount ($15.30), to be picked up in-store the night of the event*

Whether addressing sexual frustration with your partner, trying out new fantasies, or negotiating the terms of a BDSM scene, Stella Harris believes that communication skills are vital to sexual fulfillment. Tongue Tied gives readers straightforward advice on how to conquer their fears, identify their needs, and feel positively empowered. Harris charmingly takes readers through all aspects of communication, from basic interpersonal skills to negotiation advice for expert-level kink play. Learn how to have fun, embrace silly moments, support your loved ones, and take personal responsibility for your desires. Tongue Tied is a must-read for people of every experience level and relationship status.

Books will also be available at a special discounted price the night of the event.

* If you purchase the book option but do not attend the event, you will be responsible for picking up your book at our Mississippi location.

Limited space available — RSVP online!

What people are saying about Tongue Tied:

“Stella Harris tackles common and complex sex and relational issues with honesty and ease. Tongue Tied provides the reader with easy and straightforward language that is needed to build a more complete sexual self, no matter who you are.” —Elle Stanger, podcast host of StrangeBedfellows

“No matter your relationship style or kink level, Harris’ practical wisdom will completely transform how you relate to others. This book is required reading for healthy relationships!” —Sunny Megatron, Sexuality & Kink Educator, host of American Sex Podcast

“We’ve all heard that communication is vital to relationships, but it’s often easier unsaid than done. In Tongue Tied, Stella Harris breaks down exactly how to talk to your partner(s) or dates about often tricky subjects like BDSM, threesomes, jealousy and even money. Communication is complicated, but Harris gives us an essential roadmap to make it easier to have the kinds of relationships we truly want.” —Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor, Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series

Mar
31

Sharing Stories About First-Time Sex: Open Communication with the Young People in our Lives

Amber Keyser and The V-Word

Thursday, May 19th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE!

Join author Amber J. Keyser, editor of The V-Word: True Stories of First-Time Sex, and several of the women whose stories are featured in the book, for a frank conversation about first-times. They will read selections from The V-Word, talk about why they wrote the book, and discuss why it’s important to talk to the young people in our lives about our own experiences.

For young people, the decision to have sex for the first time is often fraught with emotions ranging from excitement and desire to anxiety, guilt, and uncertainty. The V-Word contains honest and poignant essays by 17 women about losing their virginity. Equal parts funny, hot, cringe-worthy, and empowering, the collection reveals the diversity and reality of first-time sexual experiences — some exhilarating and some disappointing — through essays by trans, queer, and straight women. The book includes a discussion of media portrayals of teen sex and resources for both teens and parents. Read more about editor Amber J Keyser on her website.

This event has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Feb
26

Foolin’ Around with Emily Nagoski & Erika Moen (Scarleteen Fundraiser)

Erika Moen & Emily Nagoski

Wednesday, April 1st — 7:30 pm — FREE

4/1 might be April Fools Day, but we’re not joking around — educator Emily Nagoski and cartoonist Erika Moen really will be joining forces at She Bop for a fun and special evening of education, laughs, and sex geekery! Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. will be reading from her brand new book Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life, which was illustrated by Erika Moen of Oh Joy Sex Toy. Both Emily and Erika will be answering your questions about sex, science, relationships, and sex toys.

This event is free, but you can purchase raffle tickets online or in the shop for $5 each to help raise funds for Scarleteen, an inclusive, smart sexuality education website for young people. The night will conclude with a raffle for some sweet prizes, including a signed copy of Emily’s book, She Bop gift certificates, and even a custom cartoon portrait drawn by Erika Moen!

Raffle winners will be drawn at the event and must be present to win. If you wish to simply donate, make a note at checkout that you won’t be present at the event. Proceeds from the raffle will go directly to Scarleteen!

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Jul
13

More Than Two Reading with Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert

More Than Two Reading with Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert

Sunday, September 14th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE

Vancouver, BC author Eve Rickert, together with her partner and co-author Franklin Veaux, of Portland, Oregon, will be reading from their forthcoming book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory and answering reader questions on the book and on polyamory in general.

More Than Two is a comprehensive guide to the polyamorous lifestyle. Challenging the notion of what society considers a healthy and successful relationship, Rickert and Veaux offer up personal stories from their own lives as well as of those in the wider poly world, emphasizing that this lifestyle choice isn’t for the noncommittal. Polyamory is all about the relationships and the individuals participating.

Charting a Relationship Bill of Rights, the authors underscore the importance of engaging in ethical polyamory and guide readers through the thorny issues of jealousy and insecurity with the aim of encouraging readers to work consistently and conscientiously on both their relationships and themselves.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Jul
1

Erotica reading with Rachel Kramer Bussel!

Rachel Kramer Bussel, Tiffany Reisz, Stella Harris, Emily Bingham

Wednesday, September 10th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE

Join erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel with readings from her latest anthologies, Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women and The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales. Joining her will be contributors Tiffany Reisz, author of the popular Original Sinners series, as well as Stella Harris, Emily Bingham, and Laurel Isaac.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York-based author, editor, blogger and event organizer. She has edited 40+ anthologies, including Women in LustSpanked, Tasting Her, Gotta Have It, and The Mile High Club. Rachel conducts reading and erotic writing workshops worldwide.

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books. Her first novel, The Siren, won the RT Editor’s Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance of 2012.

Stella Harris is an active volunteer in her local BDSM and sex-positive communities and writes erotic fiction as well as lifestyle and educational pieces on sex and kink. Publication highlights include several anthologies by Cleis Press and a series of tantalizing and informative articles on kinkly.com.

Emily Bingham is a writer, model, rope enthusiast, and seeker of adventure.

Laurel Isaac is a queer writer of sex stories and personal essays. She’s currently exploring small-town queer life in Southern Oregon.

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Jul
11

Bound By Lust: Reading and Writing Erotica

Thursday, August 9th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE — RSVP on Facebook

Come and hear award-winning writer Shanna Germain read from Bound by Lust, a collection of BDSM-focused erotic romance. After, she’ll talk about the saucy, sexy (and sometimes just plain silly) life of a full-time erotica writer and will answer questions about writing erotica, getting published, writing sex toys off on your taxes, and anything else you want to ask. Attendees can enter to win a copy of Bound by Lust, which they can get signed!

Shanna Germain is a writer, editor, instructor, girl geek, tree kisser, and book-nerd. With a whole lot of writing years under her belt (or her collar, depending on the day), Shanna’s poems, essays, short stories, novellas, articles and more have found homes in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, books and websites.

An Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon, she has taught classes in writing, publishing, media and photography at a wide variety of places. She’s even garnered an award here and there, including a Pushcart nomination, the Rauxa Prize for Erotic Poetry, and the C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship. Her erotic works have appeared in places like Women in Lust, Hide and SeekPlaying with Fire, and many more.

This event has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Jul
2

Say Please reading with Sinclair Sexsmith + local authors!

Sunday, July 8th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE

In Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, editor Sinclair Sexsmith presents a cornucopia of queer kink: tantalizing tales rich in variety and saucy details of girls put in their place — and held there firmly. Whether readers dream of surrendering to a lover or of taking control, Say Please offers plenty of erotic inspiration and gives readers exactly what they want. Come hear Sinclair Sexsmith and local authors Wendi Kali and Sossity Chiricuzio read their stories from Say Please and celebrate this kinky queer collection.

Sinclair Sexsmith has been writing since 1996 about identity, queer culture, feminism, and self-awareness, and teaches workshops on BDSM, gender, and getting the sex life you want. They produce the award-winning website Sugarbutch Chronicles. Contributing to more than fifteen anthologies, including five Best Lesbian Erotica editions and Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, Mr. Sexsmith is also on the board of the upcoming 2013 BUTCH Voices conference, and serves the Body Electric School as a coordinator. They are the guest editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012.

Sossity Chiricuzio is a working-class/fat/poly femme who hosts and produces Dirty Queer, a monthly X-rated open mic, fund-raiser, and community gathering. She has a CD, Hand to Mouth, and has released Stir the Juice, a book of erotic poetry about queer passion and adventure, in 2011. She lives in Portland.

Wendi Kali is a part-time writer and photographer and full-time motorcycle-riding butch. She is currently working on a manuscript about her life as a gender-bending butch. “First Ride” is her first publication. She currently resides in Portland.

Jun
16

Steamy Erotica Reading with Shanna Germain – Thursday, June 17th – 7:30p – FREE

Start summer off with something hot!  Join Shanna Germain at She Bop as she reads short stories from several of the erotica collections she has been featured in.  Some of these include the recently released ‘Please, Sir:  Erotic Stories of Female Submission’, as well as ‘Tasting Her:  Oral Sex Stories’ and ‘Caught Looking:  Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists’.   After the reading there will be a Q & A session with Shanna and a book signing.  We will also be giving away some She Bop gift certificates to a few lucky winners!

Shanna Germain wears the titles of writer, editor, instructor, leximaven, girl geek, wander-luster and more. Her erotic works have appeared in places like Alison’s Wonderland, Best American Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica, Best Gay Romance, Best Lesbian Erotica, Girl Crush and more. Share pillow talk at http://www.shannagermain.com

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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