Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop
Saturday, November 13th, 2-4pm (Now on Saturday afternoons!)
Center for Sex & Culture, 1519 Mission Street, San Francisco (cross street 11th)
Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us!)
Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries
This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:
+Street and Survival Sex Workers
+Escorts and Personal Companions
+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers
+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches
+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys
+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers
+Phone Sex Operators
+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!
(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)
**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**If wheelchair access is needed, please contact email@example.com in advance of workshop.
**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend!
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Gina de Vries is a writer, performer, writing instructor, sex worker, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and with queer, trans, and sex worker communities. Gina’s writing has appeared dozens of places – recent publications include Coming & Crying, Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet, and The Revolution Starts at Home. Shows she’s curated include “Ecstasies & Elegies” (for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers) and “Girl Talk: a cis & trans woman dialogue” (with Julia Serano). Gina has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms to the Ivy League. She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop San Francisco. And, she’s currently pursuing her MFA in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University. Find out more at ginadevries.com.