We’re Writing Aloud, and it’s about sex.

Created by NY Writers Coalition in 2003, the Writing Aloud Reading Series unites NYWC’s community of writers and activists with some of the nation’s most prominent literary figures to share poetry, prose, and other beautiful art forms in a single space.

In this first installment of 2015, let’s talk about sex! Featuring author, columnist, and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel (Sex & Cupcakes; The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories) and memoirist Melissa Petro sharing stories alongside NYWC workshop members at BookCourt Bookstore in Cobble Hill. Join us for a night you won’t forget!

Monday, February 16 @ 7:00 p.m. at BookCourt (163 Court Street, BK)

Author Bios
Rachel Kramer Bussel is the author of Sex & Cupcakes: A Juicy Collection of Essays, and the editor of over 50 anthologies, including The Big Book of Orgasms, Best Bondage Erotica 2015, and Hungry for More. She’s a sex columnist for Philadelphia City Paper and DAME, writes widely about sex, dating, books and pop culture, and teaches erotic writing workshops at colleges, conferences, sex toy stories and online. Follow her @raquelita on Twitter.

Melissa Petro has published nonfiction in New York Magazineand Poets & Writers and on Salon, Daily Beast, Jezebel, xoJane, the Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is the editor of two anthologies: Pros(e), a collection of writing by individuals with experiences in the sex industries, like from www.spiceupyournight.co.uk, and Corner Stories: Writings by the Washington Heights CORNER Project Community. Melissa holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the New School and currently leads weekly NY Writers Coalition workshops at Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) and quarterly memoir workshops in NYWC’s City Voices Workshop. Follow her @melissapetro on Twitter.