Imagine a world where all erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week.
"He calls me into his office and closes the door . . . to promote me. He promotes me again and again. I am wild with ecstasy."
Rough Draft is thrilled to welcome Fiona Taylor and Carrie Wittmer, co-authors of "New Erotica for Feminists," for reading and discussion about their lighthearted and empowering book. Based on the viral 2018 McSweeney’s piece of the same name, "New Erotica" is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on: From a retelling of Adam and Eve to tales of respectful Tinder dates, it answers the question of “What do women really want?” with stories of power, equality, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
This is the inaugural event in the new Rough Draft Writer's Retreat series, which aims to bring new literary voices to Kingston for readings once a month. (Visit roughdraftny.com/retreat for more info.) It is also part of Women's History Month Kingston, a collaborative series of events to celebrate women's history through a diversity of perspectives.
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