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Declaring Our Erotic-Reclaiming Our Sexuality
Date Tuesday August 11
Time 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
Powell at Market
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorJen Cross
Emailjennifer [at]
This Declaring Ourselves Erotic series is open to queer women survivors of sexual trauma!

Have you been thinking about exploring some new edges in your writing?
Are there longings you'd like to find language for?

Now's the time: Changing our language can change the way we understand ourselves and our desires! Join this sexuality/sensuality writing workshop (based on Pat Schneider's workshop model as described in the book "Writing Alone and with Others (Oxford University Press, 2003)).

Once again, I'm opening this workshop explicitly to queer women survivors of sexual trauma who want to continue the process of reclaiming their sexuality. In this erotic writing group, we write in response to exercises that engage or invoke various aspects of our erotic, sexual and sensual selves, in a safe and confidential group of peers. Get more comfortable writing about sexual desires, receive strong and focused feedback about your new writing, explore the varied and complex aspects of sexuality and identity, all while trying your hand at some explicit erotic writing!

In addition, if you choose, you may share your manuscripts with peer writers for well-rounded response to your erotic work. In these 8 weeks, you'll create an exciting body of fresh and (often) surprising new writing, and my very well find that your experience of your erotic voice/erotic power has been transformed.

No previous writing experience necessary -- All writing abilities welcome!

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

Fee for 8 weeks is $250.

To register email: jennifer [at]

About your facilitator: Jen Cross is a widely published freelance writer. She's a queer incest survivor who used writing as a transformative and integral part of her own healing process. She’s a certified AWA Facilitator and is currently leading workshops at UCSF for folks living with cancer.

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Note: These workshops are open to individuals who identify on the woman/female spectrum and who also self-define as survivors of sexual trauma. Categorizations of gender can be highly problematic and I believe that both "women" and "survivor" are self-defined! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you're wondering whether you should attend or not.
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