Erotic/Sexuality Writing Groups
Declaring Our Erotic is a writing workshop for survivors of sexual trauma.
Coming Home is a monthly sex-positive writing salon open to all women.
Reclaiming our Erotic Story: The Liberatory uses of erotic writing are groups open to all writers who want to get more comfortable telling the body’s sensual stories and engage the power of the erotic in our prose or poetry!
Come back into the fullness of yourself and declare your own erotic. Gather together with a fun, powerful and supportive group of writers, and dip yourself into some heated and surprising new writing!
In Declaring Our Erotic and other sexuality writing groups, we write in response to exercises that bring up different aspects of our erotic, sexual and sensual selves, in a safe and confidential group of peers. These groups are designed to leave you more confident with sexual language, erotic expression, and your own writing practice. The exercises are playful, thought-provoking, and inspiring.
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Why would someone take an erotic writing workshop?
- Maybe there are memories or fantasies you feel driven to get out on the page, but you’re not sure who to share them with, or how to get started.
- Or you may be a writer who feels timid about describing sex and sexuality in your work, and want a place to explore sexual expression.
- Or you may have individual erotic desires that you’d like to play out on the page before playing them out in person.
- Or you may simply enjoy writing about sex and desire, and want the opportunity to practice your craft.
- You may be a writer who wants to try something different.
For all these reasons, and more, folks have found their way to the Coming Home and Declaring Our Erotic writing workshops.
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At Writing Ourselves Whole, we believe:
- that writing has the power to affect transformation, to spell out not only how one feels now but how one wants to feel, how one believes one can feel.
- that we expand in our erotic possibility when we become deeply aware of one another’s truths and desires.
- that there’s a power in writing about sex explicitly and in community, using charged and taboo language– — we take that charge and make it our own electricity, utilizing it for our own ends instead of remaining subservient to it.
- that much of our sexuality and our erotics is manifested through language–one of the ways to alter our reactions to all the sex-negative messages we are force-fed from birth is through practice and play with new language, in a less-charged space than a bedroom, alone or in the presence of others struggling and playing similarly.
- that we all need safe space in which to be our whole, complete and complex erotic selves — to delve into the desires that we’ve learned or been told don’t “go with” our particular identities.
- that, finally, when we risk empowering and transforming ourselves, we transform and empower the communities we exist within–and changing our communities means that we are changing the world!