Have you always wanted to write erotica, but were nervous about it? Or maybe a little confused? Or maybe you’ve been writing it in the privacy of your own home/mind/bed, but weren’t sure whether it was okay to bring it out into the world?

Well, now’s your chance. If you’re in Portland, I’ll be teaching a two-day sex-writing class at the Portland Attic in a couple of weeks. There are five students already, and room for just a few more. It’s going to be awesome, supportive, and lots of fun. If you’re nervous about it, don’t be. I promise that within the first hour, you’ll be laughing, talking and writing some amazing erotica.

Here’s the scoop. Hope to see you there!

Andy Warhol once said, “Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.” And, yet, for so many writers of both fiction and non-fiction, sex is one of the hardest things to write well. Whether you want to produce hot and literary erotic short stories, add realistic and imaginative sex to your novel, or pen sizzling poems, this intensive Attic class promises to deliver. Using exercises, readings, discussions and critiques, we’ll explore written sexuality in all its forms and learn the elements of language, character, narrative and style that come together to create amazing sex on the page.

Teacher: Shanna Germain

Time: Friday/Saturday: Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, May 21-22

Location: The Attic, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Total Fee: $150

Deposit: $50 (non-refundable)

Kiss kiss bang bang, s.


PS — Awesome image by this artist!