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Let's Talk About Sex

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at The Wheeler Centre

Sex in Words

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?

Join the 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.

#sexweek

Let’s Talk About Sex

It’s time to reveal what really goes on under and between the covers, as the Wheeler Centre embarks on a week of frank literary bedroom chat, with the focus firmly on female sexuality. Brace yourselves for a series of sweet nothings whispered in your ear as we delve into a cornucopia of pleasures sure to satisfy even the most ardent book lover.


A good event starts great conversations. Here’s your chance to stay back a while and meet the guest speakers. Nibbles provided. Drinks at bar prices.

Who?

Portrait of Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen is an award-winning writer and a beloved member of the Australian literary community. She has written memoir, poetry and fiction, and her latest novel An Uncertain Grace, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize in 2018.

Her other work includes Affection, Steeplechase, Triptych and The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine. Krissy’s new novel, Wintering, will be published in September 2018.

She lives in Brisbane. 

Portrait of John Purcell

John Purcell

John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia.

Portrait of Kate Belle

Kate Belle

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

Portrait of Kate Holden

Kate Holden

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.

Let's Talk About Sex

It’s time to reveal what really goes on under and between the covers, as the Wheeler Centre embarks on a week of frank literary bedroom chat, with the focus firmly on female sexuality. Brace yourselves for a series of sweet nothings whispered in your ear as we delve into a cornucopia of pleasures sure to satisfy even the most ardent book lover.

#sexweek

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