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Non-Fiction Writing Workshop: The Sex Scene (Salt Lake City, UT)

  • Lifelong Learning at University of Utah 540 ARAPEEN DR #210 UUCE 132 Salt Lake City, UT 84108 USA (map)

Saturday, April 4 from 9:00am-6:00pm (includes half hour lunch break)


How do we write sex well, and what keeps us from writing it at all? In this 8-hour intensive, participants will consider the role of the sex scene in storytelling, examining what the "intent to arouse" means in the context of the page. We'll open with a conversation about the sex culture we live in, exploring how cultures of family, church, and politics shape what we write and how we write it. Then, we'll read excerpts from pornography, erotica, romance novels, and literary sex writing together, noticing how choices of syntax become rhythm, sensation, and story. Along the way, participants will gain a greater comfort discussing, writing, and publishing sensual and sexual writing. This class is primarily generative. The instructor is a Certified Sexologist who has provided sexuality education to more than 8,000 people and who has trained extensively in trauma sensitivity. All participants must show up ready to cultivate a fun, safe, nonjudgmental learning space.

This class is hosted by Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah. Registration is not open yet; check back to this page in late 2019 for enrollment information.

Earlier Event: November 25
Unlocking Tough Stories (online)