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Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop  (usually 2nd Saturday of Every Month), 2-4pm
March 9th, 2013
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA
Cost: Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us! - 2nd Saturday of Every Month)
Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries.
This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:
+Street and Survival Sex Workers
+Escorts and Personal Companions
+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers
+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches
+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys
+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers
+Phone Sex Operators
+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!
(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)
**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to queershoulder@gmail.com.
**If wheelchair access is needed, please contact mail@sexandculture.org in advance of workshop.
**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.
**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.
 INSTRUCTOR BIO 
Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and withqueer, trans and gender-variant, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include Coming & Crying: true stories about sex from the other side of the bed, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet, The Revolution Starts at Home, $pread, Curve, make/shift, and On Our Backs. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between cis and trans women.
She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and recent university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. Gina regularly presents on issues ranging from sex work to intersex activism for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program of the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps, and works a day job fundraising for St. James Infirmary, the nation’s only clinic run by and for current & former sex workers.
She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a memoir and a book of short stories. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at http://queershoulder.tumblr.com

Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop  (usually 2nd Saturday of Every Month), 2-4pm

March 9th, 2013

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

Cost: Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us! - 2nd Saturday of Every Month)

Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries.

This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.

Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:

+Street and Survival Sex Workers

+Escorts and Personal Companions

+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers

+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches

+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys

+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers

+Phone Sex Operators

+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!

(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)

**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to queershoulder@gmail.com.

**If wheelchair access is needed, please contact mail@sexandculture.org in advance of workshop.

**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.

**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.

 INSTRUCTOR BIO 

Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and withqueer, trans and gender-variant, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include Coming & Crying: true stories about sex from the other side of the bed, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet, The Revolution Starts at Home, $pread, Curve, make/shift, and On Our Backs. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between cis and trans women.

She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and recent university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. Gina regularly presents on issues ranging from sex work to intersex activism for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program of the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps, and works a day job fundraising for St. James Infirmary, the nation’s only clinic run by and for current & former sex workers.

She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a memoir and a book of short stories. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at http://queershoulder.tumblr.com

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Sex Worker Outreach Project Support Group
Thursday, April 4th 4-6pm (every 1st Thursday)
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco
Sex Worker Outreach Project’s peer based sex worker support group is a place for sex workers to talk and share support, information, wisdom, feelings, and stories with each other.
Talk about your good days at work and your bad days at work, and find others who will understand without judging you. Share your own strategies and hear how others navigate stigma, self-care, relationships, out-ness, racism/sizism/transphobia/ageism/ableism within the industry, healthcare, parenting, and more.
We will meet on the first Thursday of every month from 4 to 6 pm, beginning on April 4th locatedat the Center for Sex & Culture (1349 Mission St, San Francisco).
This group is FREE and open to all current and transitioning sex workers.
Please arrive on time- doors will close at 4:15. A facilitated discussion will be followed by time to mingle. Light refreshments will be provided.
If you have any questions, please contact Luna atswopstreetoutreach@gmail.com or by calling 415-320-SWOP.

Sex Worker Outreach Project Support Group

Thursday, April 4th 4-6pm (every 1st Thursday)

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco

Sex Worker Outreach Project’s peer based sex worker support group is a place for sex workers to talk and share support, information, wisdom, feelings, and stories with each other.

Talk about your good days at work and your bad days at work, and find others who will understand without judging you. Share your own strategies and hear how others navigate stigma, self-care, relationships, out-ness, racism/sizism/transphobia/ageism/ableism within the industry, healthcare, parenting, and more.

We will meet on the first Thursday of every month from 4 to 6 pm, beginning on April 4th locatedat the Center for Sex & Culture (1349 Mission St, San Francisco).

This group is FREE and open to all current and transitioning sex workers.

Please arrive on time- doors will close at 4:15. A facilitated discussion will be followed by time to mingle. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Luna atswopstreetoutreach@gmail.com or by calling 415-320-SWOP.

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Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop 
Saturday, 4/13, 2-4pm
 (usually 2nd Saturday of Every Month), 2-4pm 
Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us!)
Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries
This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:
+Street and Survival Sex Workers
+Escorts and Personal Companions
+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers
+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches
+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys
+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers
+Phone Sex Operators
+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!
(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)

**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to  queershoulder@gmail.com.
**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.
**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY. 

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and with queer, trans and gender-variant, intersex, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include The San Francisco Bay Guardian, $pread, Curve, Coming & Crying, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, and The Revolution Starts at Home. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between non-trans and trans women. She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a book of short stories. Find out more at  ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at  queershoulder.tumblr.com.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop 
Saturday, 4/13, 2-4pm
 (usually 2nd Saturday of Every Month), 2-4pm 
Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us!)
Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries
This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:
+Street and Survival Sex Workers
+Escorts and Personal Companions
+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers
+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches
+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys
+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers
+Phone Sex Operators
+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!
(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)
**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to  queershoulder@gmail.com.
**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.
**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY. 
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and with queer, trans and gender-variant, intersex, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include The San Francisco Bay Guardian, $pread, Curve, Coming & Crying, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, and The Revolution Starts at Home. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between non-trans and trans women. She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a book of short stories. Find out more at  ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at  queershoulder.tumblr.com.
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Sex Worker Outreach project

 Thursday, June 6, 4-6pm
 
Sex Worker Outreach Project’s peer based sex worker support group is a place for sex workers to talk and share support, information, wisdom, feelings, and stories with each other.  Talk about your good days at work and your bad days at work, and find others who will understand without judging you.  Share your own strategies and hear how others navigate stigma, self-care, relationships, out-ness, racism/sizism/transphobia/ageism/ableism within the industry, healthcare, parenting, and more.  We will meet on the first Thursday of every month from 4 to 6 pm, beginning on April 4th.  Please arrive on time- doors will close at 4:15.  A facilitated discussion will be followed by time to mingle.  This group is FREE and open to all current and transitioning sex workers.  Light refreshments will be provided.  If you have any questions, please contact Luna at  swopstreetoutreach@gmail.com or by calling 415-320-SWOP.
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Sex Worker Outreach Project

Thursday, May 2, 4-6pm
 
Sex Worker Outreach Project’s peer based sex worker support group is a place for sex workers to talk and share support, information, wisdom, feelings, and stories with each other.  Talk about your good days at work and your bad days at work, and find others who will understand without judging you.  Share your own strategies and hear how others navigate stigma, self-care, relationships, out-ness, racism/sizism/transphobia/ageism/ableism within the industry, healthcare, parenting, and more.  We will meet on the first Thursday of every month from 4 to 6 pm, beginning on April 4th.  Please arrive on time- doors will close at 4:15.  A facilitated discussion will be followed by time to mingle.  This group is FREE and open to all current and transitioning sex workers.  Light refreshments will be provided.  If you have any questions, please contact Luna at  swopstreetoutreach@gmail.com or by calling 415-320-SWOP.
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Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop
May 11, 2013, 2-4 pm
 (usually 2nd Saturday of Every Month), 2-4pm
Cost: Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us! - 2nd Saturday of Every Month)
Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries.
This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:
+Street and Survival Sex Workers
+Escorts and Personal Companions
+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers
+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches
+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys
+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers
+Phone Sex Operators
+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!
(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)
**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to queershoulder@gmail.com.
**If wheelchair access is needed, please contact mail@sexandculture.org in advance of workshop.
**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.
**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.
 INSTRUCTOR BIO 
Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and withqueer, trans and gender-variant, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include Coming & Crying: true stories about sex from the other side of the bed, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet, The Revolution Starts at Home, $pread, Curve, make/shift, and On Our Backs. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between cis and trans women.
She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and recent university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. Gina regularly presents on issues ranging from sex work to intersex activism for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program of the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps, and works a day job fundraising for St. James Infirmary, the nation’s only clinic run by and for current & former sex workers.
She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a memoir and a book of short stories. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at http://queershoulder.tumblr.com

Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop

May 11, 2013, 2-4 pm

 (usually 2nd Saturday of Every Month), 2-4pm

Cost: Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us! - 2nd Saturday of Every Month)

Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries.

This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.

Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:

+Street and Survival Sex Workers

+Escorts and Personal Companions

+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers

+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches

+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys

+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers

+Phone Sex Operators

+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!

(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)

**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to queershoulder@gmail.com.

**If wheelchair access is needed, please contact mail@sexandculture.org in advance of workshop.

**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.

**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.

 INSTRUCTOR BIO 

Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and withqueer, trans and gender-variant, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include Coming & Crying: true stories about sex from the other side of the bed, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet, The Revolution Starts at Home, $pread, Curve, make/shift, and On Our Backs. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between cis and trans women.

She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and recent university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. Gina regularly presents on issues ranging from sex work to intersex activism for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program of the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps, and works a day job fundraising for St. James Infirmary, the nation’s only clinic run by and for current & former sex workers.

She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a memoir and a book of short stories. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at http://queershoulder.tumblr.com

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Oral Services Spoken WordMay 23, 2013, ThursdayCenter for Sex & Culture 1349 Mission St. SFCost: $5-$20 NTALFTel: 415-857-54257PM Open Mic; 7:30 PM Featured Readers
 The 8th Biennial Sex Worker Fest welcomes Amber Dawn (author of Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa) launching her new work “How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustlers Memoir” on Thursday, May 23rd at “Oral Sarvices,” an evening of spoken word. Others providing “Oral Services” include Brontez Purnell, Laure McElroy, Juba Kalamka, 2009 Lambda Award winner Rhiannon Argo, Ckiara Rose, Lola Sunshine, Jacques La Femme, editors of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words, Daphne Gottlieb and Lisa Kester, and participants from an MNRC workshop w/ POOR Magazine.
Sex workers, come at 7 PM to sign up and read for the open mic!
Tabling: Sex worker literature and more by Modern Times.

Oral Services Spoken Word
May 23, 2013, Thursday
Center for Sex & Culture 1349 Mission St. SF
Cost: $5-$20 NTALF
Tel: 415-857-5425
7PM Open Mic; 7:30 PM Featured Readers


The 8th Biennial Sex Worker Fest welcomes Amber Dawn (author of Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa) launching her new work “How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustlers Memoir” on Thursday, May 23rd at “Oral Sarvices,” an evening of spoken word. Others providing “Oral Services” include Brontez Purnell, Laure McElroy, Juba Kalamka, 2009 Lambda Award winner Rhiannon Argo, Ckiara Rose, Lola Sunshine, Jacques La Femme, editors of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words, Daphne Gottlieb and Lisa Kester, and participants from an MNRC workshop w/ POOR Magazine.

Sex workers, come at 7 PM to sign up and read for the open mic!

Tabling: Sex worker literature and more by Modern Times.

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Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop  (usually 2nd Saturday of Every Month), 2-4pm
January 12th, 2013
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA
Cost: Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us! - 2nd Saturday of Every Month)
Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries.
This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:
+Street and Survival Sex Workers
+Escorts and Personal Companions
+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers
+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches
+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys
+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers
+Phone Sex Operators
+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!
(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)
**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to queershoulder@gmail.com.
**If wheelchair access is needed, please contact mail@sexandculture.org in advance of workshop.
**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.
**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.
 INSTRUCTOR BIO 
Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and withqueer, trans and gender-variant, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include Coming & Crying: true stories about sex from the other side of the bed, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet, The Revolution Starts at Home, $pread, Curve, make/shift, and On Our Backs. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between cis and trans women.
She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and recent university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. Gina regularly presents on issues ranging from sex work to intersex activism for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program of the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps, and works a day job fundraising for St. James Infirmary, the nation’s only clinic run by and for current & former sex workers.
She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a memoir and a book of short stories. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily athttp://queershoulder.tumblr.com

Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop  (usually 2nd Saturday of Every Month), 2-4pm

January 12th, 2013

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

Cost: Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us! - 2nd Saturday of Every Month)

Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries.

This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.

Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:

+Street and Survival Sex Workers

+Escorts and Personal Companions

+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers

+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches

+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys

+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers

+Phone Sex Operators

+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!

(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)

**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to queershoulder@gmail.com.

**If wheelchair access is needed, please contact mail@sexandculture.org in advance of workshop.

**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.

**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.

 INSTRUCTOR BIO 

Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and withqueer, trans and gender-variant, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include Coming & Crying: true stories about sex from the other side of the bed, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet, The Revolution Starts at Home, $pread, Curve, make/shift, and On Our Backs. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between cis and trans women.

She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and recent university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. Gina regularly presents on issues ranging from sex work to intersex activism for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program of the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps, and works a day job fundraising for St. James Infirmary, the nation’s only clinic run by and for current & former sex workers.

She is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, where she is working on a memoir and a book of short stories. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily athttp://queershoulder.tumblr.com

PERMALINK
Sex Workers Recovery Meeting
“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meetingTuesday, November 27th, at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CAA New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.For more information contact RowdyCell: 936-596-5246Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

Sex Workers Recovery Meeting

“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meeting
Tuesday, November 27th, at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

A New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.

For more information contact Rowdy
Cell: 936-596-5246
Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com 

There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

PERMALINK
Sex Workers Recovery Meeting
“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meetingTuesday, December 11th, at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CAA New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.For more information contact RowdyCell: 936-596-5246Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

Sex Workers Recovery Meeting

“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meeting
Tuesday, December 11th, at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

A New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.

For more information contact Rowdy
Cell: 936-596-5246
Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com 

There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

PERMALINK
Sex Workers Recovery Meeting
NEW! “Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meetingTuesday, December 18th, at 6pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CAA New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.For more information contact RowdyCell: 936-596-5246Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

Sex Workers Recovery Meeting

NEW! “Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meeting
Tuesday, December 18th, at 6pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

A New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.

For more information contact Rowdy
Cell: 936-596-5246
Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com 

There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

PERMALINK
Sex Workers Recovery Meeting
“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meetingTuesday, November 6th, at 5:45pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CAA New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.For more information contact RowdyCell: 936-596-5246Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

Sex Workers Recovery Meeting

“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meeting
Tuesday, November 6th, at 5:45pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

A New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.

For more information contact Rowdy
Cell: 936-596-5246
Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com 

There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

PERMALINK
Sex Workers Recovery Meeting
“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meetingTuesday, November 13th, at at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CAA New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.For more information contact RowdyCell: 936-596-5246Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

Sex Workers Recovery Meeting

“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meeting
Tuesday, November 13th, at at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

A New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.

For more information contact Rowdy
Cell: 936-596-5246
Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com 

There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

PERMALINK
Sex Workers Recovery Meeting
“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meetingTuesday, November 20th, at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CAA New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.For more information contact RowdyCell: 936-596-5246Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

Sex Workers Recovery Meeting

“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meeting
Tuesday, November 20th, at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

A New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.

For more information contact Rowdy
Cell: 936-596-5246
Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com 

There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

PERMALINK
Sex Workers Recovery Meeting
“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meetingTuesday, December 4th, at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CAA New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.For more information contact RowdyCell: 936-596-5246Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

Sex Workers Recovery Meeting

“Tricks To Recovery” — a 12-step meeting
Tuesday, December 4th, at 6:00pm (and all following Tuesdays unless otherwise announced)

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

A New Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for sex workers in recovery. Whether you strip, hook, escort, do porn or erotic massage this meeting is a safe place to seek recovery for those of us who are sober and work in the sex industry.

For more information contact Rowdy
Cell: 936-596-5246
Email: Rowdypup@yahoo.com 

There is no required charge to attend, but donations will gratefully be accepted to defray costs of using the space.

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