Monday, September 19, 2005

[Sept 28] Violet Blue: Best Sex Writing 2005

Best Sex Writing 2005 reading at Modern Times Bookstore
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30pm

Join Best Sex Writing 2005 editor Violet Blue and contributors Annalee Newitz, Dr. Carol Queen, Timothy Archibald, Chris Ohnesorge, K. St.Germaine, and Paul Festa for a reading of some of the best of recent sex journalism.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30pm
Modern Times Bookstore,888 Valencia St., San Francisco,

The event is free, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.


At 8:08 AM, Blogger srl said...

About the book:

Best Sex Writing 2005Edited by Violet Blue $14.95
Trade paper 220pp, 5.5 x 8 inches
ISBN 1-57344-217-8
Cleis Press

The crazy quilt of American sex culture gets a literate laundering in this entertaining, provocative collection. This is, after all, a country in which swingers attend PTA meetings and today's Republican could be tonight's leather queen.

The first in a new series, Best Sex Writing 2005 features talented newbies and renowned pros fearlessly guiding readers to the front lines of sex American style. Editor Violet Blue has assembled the best of recent sex journalism by Michelle Tea, Annalee Newitz, Paul Festa, Shirley Shave, and others from starfucking, sperm banks, and the erotics of a nerd-drenched sci-fi convention to a pilgrimage to the sex temples of India and the challenge of teaching inner-city school kids about sex and HIV. Dr. Carol Queen takes readers on a spiritual journey through the Kinsey Institute, while Patrick Califia's "Sex with the Imperfect Stranger" eloquently explores the paradox of why anyone would kill after sex. Sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing, Best Sex Writing 2005 turns a sizzling spotlight on some of America's hidden corners where the erotic and the everyday collide.

At 8:13 AM, Blogger srl said...

About the contributors:

ANNALEE NEWITZ ("Sex with Storm Troopers") writes a nationally syndicated column about technology and culture called"Techsploitation," and her work has been published in Wired, PopularScience,,, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

DR. CAROL QUEEN ("Visiting Kinsey") is the cofounder/director of The Center for Sex and Culture, and the author of several books, including Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture andPoMoSexuals.

TIMOTHY ARCHIBALD ("Sex Machines") is a photographer living in the Bay Area. His book Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews will be released this fall.

CHRIS OHNESORGE ("Dick Check") is a former sex club worker and the drummer for the indie rock power trio x-Boyfriends.

K. ST. GERMAINE ("Hooker Booker") is a circus sideshow performer,Hollywood stuntwoman, and spoken word performer. She has also been a sex industry worker for
nearly thirteen years.

PAUL FESTA ("Starfucker") has had essays and criticism published at,, and other publications.

About the editor:
VIOLET BLUE is an author, editor, female porn expert, and pro-porn pundit. She is the Assistant Editor at, as well as the editor of several erotica anthologies for couples: Sweet Life, SweetLife 2, and Taboo. She is the author of best-selling sex guides, including The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio and The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus, and she is currently editing Best Women's Erotica 2006, to be published this fall by Cleis Press. She has appeared widely in the media from Playboy TV to the Wall Street Journal and can be found on the Web at

For more information, please contact:
Diane Levinson, Publicity Director
Cleis Press


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