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Books, writing, travel, art, randomness. For more information, visit www.rachelkramerbussel.com and my calendar for upcoming events in NYC, Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Austin. See also Cupcakes Take the Cake and the possibly NSFW Lusty Lady. Check out my newest and best erotica anthology The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories. rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com

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"To walk into a place and see people looking at their screens with a blank stare, it takes away just kind of the community aspect of it — of you being in a place with other people," Whalen says.
"No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales," by Annie Russell, NPR (I’m posting this from a different Burlington, Vermont cafe, actually, but this article came up when I was looking for wifi options this morning)
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Seattle kicks off my tour on September 6 and September 9

I’m counting the days til I hope on a plane to Seattle to kick off my 11-flights-in-a-month book tour. I’ve had such wonderful experiences in Seattle, visiting friends, doing readings, eating cupcakes, walking across the city, seeing great theater, and look forward to doing it again.

If you know anyone who’d like a free erotica reading or may get something out of an erotica writing workshop, please let them know. Below are the Facebook and Fetlife links if you care to spread the word. A reminder: my September 9th erotica writing workshop is only $23 in advance (plus a small fee) or $30 at the door, so don’t dawdle if you want to take it! 

September 6th free erotica reading: Facebook and Fetlife

September 9th erotica writing workshop: Facebook and Fetlife 

September 6, 3:30-4 pm
Free erotica reading in Seattle

Readings from The Big Book of Submission, The Big Book of Orgasms and Hungry for More with me and local contributors.
Center for Sex Positive Culture Annex, 1608 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 

September 9, 7-9 pm
Erotica 101 writing workshop, Seattle

Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying Highand Best Bondage Erotica 2014, 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. 18+ with ID. $30 at the door/$23 in advance. Get tickets at Stranger Tickets.
Center for Sex Positive Culture Annex, 1608 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

 

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La caverne aux livres.

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The entrance of the bookshop is an ancient railway hangar, but from there you’ll quickly find yourself in an old postal train whose cars have been reconverted into giant bookshelves.

Text and photographs by Alexandre Duret-Lutz

(Source: bookporn, via litreactor)

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Anonymous said: Do you know any good books about BDSM but where the female is the dom? I'm starting to think they don't exist...

pervocracy:

Honestly, I don’t read it much myself, but Rowdy likes (well, owns? I assume likes) She’s on Top, which is an anthology of female-dominant erotica.

You might also want to check out Circlet Press, which publishes fantasy/sci-fi BDSM erotica in just about every gender configuration.

Cleis Press also has lots and lots of BDSM books, and books like Under Her Thumb and Yes, Ma’am might be up your alley.  (Oy, those covers. But you know what they say.)

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