susieWoot! Two of my favorite writers, editors, educations and all-around women-at-large are coming to town!

Tristan Taormino is coming to Portland, and Susie Bright is hot on her heels. Here are the events that you don’t want to miss:


November 13, 7:00 pm Portland, OR OPENING UP READING & DISCUSSION Hosted by Theresa “Darklady” Reed Bestselling author and relationship expert Tristan Taormino will read from her new book, Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships and share what she learned from all the people she interviewed in open relationships around the country. Plus, she’ll take questions and facilitate a discussion on the benefits and challenges of venturing beyond monogamy. This event is sponsored by Astroglide. Location: In Other Words Women’s Books and Resources, 8 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR Admission: Free Info: 503-232-6003 Email: colten (at) November 14, 7:00 pm Portland, OR KINKY

POSSIBILITIES: OPEN RELATIONSHIPS IN THE SCENE People who practice BDSM and those who are in Dominant/submissive relationships face unique challenges in both designing their open relationships and making them work. Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers practical advice and strategies for dealing with specific issues related to being open and kinky. We’ll cover: common open relationship styles within BDSM communities and how they can work best; creative ways for giving everyone a voice in the negotiation process; dealing with jealousy and other intense feelings; and practical conflict resolution skills. In the interactive facilitated portion of this workshop, participants will be encouraged to share their stories, issues, and solutions. Location: Spartacus, 300 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR Admission: Free Info: (503) 224-2604 November 15, 6:00 pm Portland, OR

ANAL PLEASURE 101 In her most popular workshop, one she has taught around the world for over 9 years, Tristan introduces you to the world of anal pleasure. In this funny, education class, she covers a wide variety of topics, including: myths about anal sex; anal anatomy, the G-spot, and the prostate; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal toys, and safer sex; anal penetration for beginners, and much more! Location: Fascinations, 9515 SE. 82nd. Ave, Portland, OR Admission: Free, pre-register to reserve your spot! Register: call 503-774-4345 or in store.


Event: Lecture Series: Susie Bright
starting November 18, 2008 Starts: 7:00pm

Susie Bright, “The sexual state of the union”

B-Word/Bitch magazine is thrilled to announce our Lecture Series, “Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture,” made possible by the generous funding of the Oregon Council for the Humanities and sponsored by Portland State Univeristy’s Women’s Resource Center.

Why a Lecture Series? Feminist culture-makers, commentators, historians, scholars, and artists are often missing from discussions of current events to art to activism, and we want to do our part to expand from the written world to the virtual world to the spoken.

When: Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
PSU Smith Memorial Ballroom
7:00 pm

For tickets, call (888) 847-8457 or go to the PSU box office at 1825 SW Broadway.