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Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Craft Talk, Discussion, Seminar
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Poetry
Tags: Sex, Love, Intimacy, Violence, The Body, Cliché
Sex is one of the basest of human driving behaviors and yet remains one of the most challenging topics to write. Whether we are describing love, intimacy, the act of sex, sexual violence, or simply describing the body, how do we navigate sex in our work without slipping into cliché, detached language, or tonal discord? In this session, we will look at examples of writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have written sex fearlessly and we will discuss how these authors’ approaches are effective. We will have fun in this space, but please be aware that conversations may be sensitive for some audiences and confidentiality is a must. Please come prepared to talk about a challenging topic with openness, compassion, and maturity.