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Into the Grey: Writing Complicated Sex in the Era of #MeToo (Tucson, AZ)

  • The Historic Y 300 East University Boulevard Tucson, AZ, 85705 United States (map)

Friday, May 18 from 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, May 19 from 9:00am-11:30am & 3:00pm-8:00pm

"Where subtlety and reflection are most surely lost is if stories are not told," writes James Hamblin in his #MeToo-era Atlantic piece "This Is Not A Sex Panic." In this two-day intensive, we commit to telling these stories--to bringing to light our nuanced, thoughtful explorations of the grey space between sex and sex crimes. Reading from some of the #MeToo movement's fray as well as thoughtful nonfiction that already existed in the world, we'll use our time together as a literary laboratory for diving honestly into the moments of our own lives that pushed against or straddled lines--perhaps, in the process, making those lines even more clear. 

Here we wrestle with sex's inherent uncertainties; here we write into our willingness or unwillingness to weather bumbling, miscommunicated, or not-very-good sex. Here we examine our complicated desires concerning power; we pen the sex crimes that, with a slightly different sequence of events, would have been something more benign; we write our own socialization towards passivity or aggression, the ways we are in charge of ourselves and the ways we are a cog in the wheel of the patriarchy. We write for ourselves what it means to say No, and what it means to say Yes.

We show up bravely to populate our world with the stories that change the conversation.

People of all genders and orientations are welcome. This class is trauma-informed and aims to be sex-positive.

Hosted at The Historic Y in Tucson's 4th Ave. Arts District    

Cost: $235

THIS CLASS IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ENROLLMENT. Please contact me if you would like to arrange this class for a private group at another time.