Writing Spicy: Erotica Writing Workshop w/ Sinclair Sexsmith

Writing Spicy: Erotica Writing Workshop

Come join Sinclair Sexsmith, an award-winning kinky queer butch erotica writer, for some of the basics of writing erotica. We'll talk about questions like, How do you make sure it's hot? and What if I want to get published? We'll do some writing prompts, and folks will be invited to share their work (optional!) and offer positive feedback. Bring a notebook and a pen, or something equivalent.


Host Bio

SINCLAIR SEXSMITH (they/them) is a queer trans butch, a leather dominant, and a writer, focusing on individual, interpersonal, and institutional systems of power. They study dominance and submission, social & restorative justice, the energetic body, trauma, and transformation. They have been in the kink communities since 1999, and orchestrate transformative kink scenes through written erotica and ritual practice. They actively explore the philosophies of power exchange and the practicalities of sustainable, long-term D/s. As a leather community member, titleholder, and organizer, Sinclair has presented and performed 200+ times at 75+ venues, including International Ms. Leather, Dark Odyssey, SXSW, Harvard, and Oz Kink Fest. Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they have edited 7 queer erotica anthologies; their latest book is Daddy4Daddy: Queer Kink Erotica. Find Sinclair online at