This event takes place in Jersey City
Join editor Best Women's Erotica of the Year series editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and BWE Volume 2 contributors Abigail Ekue, Stella Watts Kelley, Vierra Lai, and Annabeth Leong for a fun Galentine's Day panel on erotica, writing and culture. We'll chat about what makes a story sexy, the writing process, how to get published, and the cultural impact of writing stories that reflect a wide range of women's experiences.
Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is the Series Editor of Best Women's Erotica of the Year. She’s edited over 60 anthologies, including The Big Book of Orgasms, Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica and Spanked. She writes widely about sex, dating, books and pop culture, lives in New Jersey and teaches erotica writing workshops across the country and online. Find out more at eroticawriting101.com and follow her @raquelita on Twitter.
Abigail Ekue (abigailekue.com) is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of The Darker Side of Lust. Her interest in the "body-ologies" fuels her writing. She has shared her insight on sex, relationships and body image on various media outlets, literary events and showcases.
Stella Watts Kelley is the pen name of a freelance writer and poet whose articles and nonfiction narratives have appeared in numerous publications. Her story "In the Sauna" appeared in Best Lesbian Erotica 2010.
Vierra Lai is currently living in New York City. This is her first time writing erotic fiction.
Annabeth Leong is frequently confused about her sexuality, but enjoys searching for answers. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies including Best Women's Erotica 2015 and the twentieth-anniversary edition of Best Lesbian Erotica. She is the author of the novel Untouched and the erotic short story collection, Liquid Longing.
Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 gives us fierce female passion, timeless love, and lustful encounters that are guaranteed to fill you with utter delight. Edited by the award winning Rachel Kramer Bussel, these sexy stories about women on the prowl span the globe, traveling from Peru to the Bahamas and beyond in pursuit of pleasure.
Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 delivers risky, romantic, heart-pounding thrills. Joyful, daring, and authentic, these steamy stories revel in erotic adventure, from the sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of longtime lovers.