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Thursday 27 March, 8pm
The Erotic Book Club
Reading The Poetry of Sex
by Sophie Hannah
“A raucous, highly enjoyable anthology by acclaimed poet Sophie Hannah.
It’s hard to imagine a more fruitful subject for poets than sex, in all its glorious manifestations: from desire and hope, through disappointment and confusion, to conclusion and consequence. And little has changed over the centuries, as Sophie Hannah’s anthology vividly demonstrates, from Catullus pleading with Lesbos to Walt Whitman singing the body electric. Moods and attitudes may vary but the drive persists as does the desire to write about it. ”
Thursday 27 February 2014, 8pm
The Erotic Book Club is back!
Reading TAMPA by Alissa Nutting
Yes, it’s us: your lovable Erotic Book Clubbers! We know it’s been ten dreary months without us, but don’t despair: we are here to inject some filth into your life once more. We’ve rested, regrouped and are back with a bang. Firstly, our next meeting will be Thursday 27th February 2014. Come along at 8pm and bring wine and nibbles.
February 2014: TAMPA by Alissa Nutting
Published last year, this is definitely a book to really get the EBC started again! Filled with filthy prose and a subject matter that is sure to spark debate, TAMPA “is a grand, uncompromising, seriocomic examination of want and a scorching literary debut.”
Well, book club is back this month after a summer break. We hope you have
enjoyed yourselves, but now it is time to get down to business: 50 SHADES
OF GREY. Yes, that’s right, it is finally time to talk about the zeitgeist
of erotic literature. You’ve had 2 long months to read as much (or as
little) of this trilogy as you preferred and now you better get your butts
to book club next Thursday and tells us what you thought.
Bring wine and nibbles
Thurs 27th September
Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Road
x Fanny & Robin x
Each year on our anniversary we turn the tables and set our readers a writing challenge. This year we’re asking you to anonymously submit a short confessional story to be read out at the April Book Club.
We’ve set up a special page on our site for you to submit your piece without letting us know who you are, so no need for red faces. Stories should be no more than 1500 words.
Thursday 26 April 2012, 8pm
Bring bubbly, birthday cake and filthy minds.
Thursday 29th March 2012, 8pm
Guillaume Apollinaire’s “Les Onze Mille Verges” (The Eleven Thousand Rods)
One of the most masterful and hilarious erotic novels of all time, pronounced by Picasso to be Apollinaire’s masterpiece. Debauched aristocrat Mony Vibescu and a circle of his fellow sybarites blaze a trail
of uncontrollable lust, bloody cruelty and depravity across the streets of Europe in Apollinaire’s classic erotic novel. Written in 1906 after Apollinaire’s researches at the Enfer section of the Bibliotheque
Nationale in which he encountered the suppressed works of De Sade, Restif de la Bretonne and Andrea de Nerciat, The Eleven Thousand Rods is a startling modern response to these “”old masters”” of erotica.
Length: 128 pages
Bring wine, nibbles and filthy minds.
Two curious people go into a virtual world to find partners for the BDSM sex that’s forbidden on their repressive planet. But then a race of aliens arrive to conquer their planet, and not only do these aliens practice kinky sex, but it’s the foundation for their entire social system. So our two outlaw heroes are the best-equipped people on the planet to deal with the alien menace. Come for the sex, but stay for the awesome tale of alien invasion. Grab yourself a copy and come join us!