Let’s Talk About Sex: Sex in Words
Join reigning queen of erotic fiction Krissy Kneen, Kate Belle (author of The Yearning and prolific blogger at The Ecstasy Files), with John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker – author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy) and host Kate Holden to discuss erotica, alternative sexualities and how to live your sexual fantasies through the art of fiction.
Fifty Shades of Grey not only sat erotica on everyone’s laps, but also opened the floodgates for purveyors of literary lewdness everywhere. The proliferation of erotic fiction has yet to reach its peak, with thousands of online communities trading in every kind of sexual fantasy conceivable to man, woman and dinosaur alike.
To what extent has the normalisation of erotica given sexual fantasies free reign on the Internet, and in some cases on the page? Are we finally accustomed to reading a form of writing that has existed since the first printing presses?
Krissy Kneen is the author of Swallow the Sound, a collection of short erotic fiction; Affection, an erotic memoir; Triptych, an erotic adventure; and Steeplechase.
She has had short fiction and non-fiction published at nerve.com, in Best Women’s Erotica 2013, Griffith Review and Island Magazine, Archer, the Lifted Brow and the Great Unknown. She has written and directed short films and television documentaries.
John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia.
Kate Belle is an author of challenging love stories. The Yearning and Being Jade (Simon & Schuster) received rave reviews.
Her short story, 'Cool Change', won the 2011 Southern Cross Literary Award and the script by the same name received a highly commended in the 2012 Fellowship of Australian Writers Awards.
Kate Holden is a popular public speaker, has published two books and also writes short stories, a fortnightly column in The Age, reviews and essays.