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April 27, 7 pm - 9 pm

Erotica 101 writing workshop, State College, PA

Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as <em>The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High</em> and <em>Best Bondage Erotica 2014</em>, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work.

In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you'll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You'll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions.

No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper.

$20/person; register online at Eventbrite Hotel State College, 100 W. College Avenue, State College, PA

May 5-June 2

Online erotica writing class at

Online only class limited to 16 people; attend any time, using any username you desire (you can be anonymous) and get critiqued by me and fellow students and receive guidance about publishing your work. You'll learn how to draw on your surroundings, incorporate humor and heartache, approach stories from multiple POVs and heighten the erotic tension in your work. You'll also get access to exactly what editors and publishers are currently looking for based on my research, as well as additional information on publishing short story collections, editing anthologies and self-publishing. Click through for more details about class assignments and goals. $350/person. The last class sold out so I recommend not waiting until the last minute. Questions about the class? Email rachelkramerbussel at with "LitReactor" in the subject line.


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May 8, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Erotica 101 writing workshop

SEXx Interactive conference

I'll be teaching my workshop at this sexuality conference which runs May 7-10.. See for full schedule. Early bird pricing ends March 18th. Register here.

The Unitarian Universalist Church, 2125 Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 27

Book signing at Book Expo America

Signings will take place in autographing area and Cleis Press booth. See for the most updated details.

Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC

June 2. 7:30-9 pm

Erotica 101 Writing Workshop

Nomia, 24 Exchange Street, Suite 215, Portland, Maine

Rachel Kramer Bussel, professional erotica author and editor of over 50 erotica anthologies, such as Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, The Big Book of Orgasms, Best Bondage Erotica 2015 and more, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing. Learn how to get started, find your voice, and write against type. You'll discover how to incorporate everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies into your writing, and make them fit for particular magazines and anthologies. She'll also talk about submitting your work and keeping up with the thriving erotica market (including anthologies, ebooks, magazines and websites). Whether you're writing to that special someone, penning longtime fantasies, or want to earn cash for your dirty words, this workshop is for you. Please bring paper or writing implements or a laptop to use for in class writing exercises. A bibliography with erotica resources will be provided.

If you came to her first workshop last December, you should feel free to come back! There will be new exercises and new people!

Seating is limited and we expect this workshop to fill up FAST!

Please call the shop to reserve your spot!
20.00 per person

June 3, time TBA

Free Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica reading

Portland, Maine

Details TK! Check this page or for details

September 11, time TBA

Erotica and Nonfiction Sex Writing workshops

CatalystCon West (Burbank, California)

I'll be teaching my 3-hour workshops on erotica and sex writing at CatalystCon West. Visit for updates.