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Genre Bias: Writing Romance and Erotica
with Jean Hillabold

The Workshop is full. 

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Ken Mitchell Library, SWG Office, 100-1150 8th Ave (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $25 non-members, Free for members

Genre Bias: Is it illegal to sell erotic fiction? Is romance too predictable? In this workshop, erotic writer and university instructor Jean Hillabold will discuss the relationship between two genres that sometimes clash and are sometimes joined as one. Participants will be invited to consider their own reading experience and the influence of the publishing business on the work of aspiring writers. 

Participation will be limited to 12 participants, so please register in advance.

Deadline for registration is May 8, 2019.

Under her pen name, “Jean Roberta,” Jean Hillabold’s diverse erotica has appeared in over one hundred anthologies from both sides of the Atlantic. The publisher of her single-author collection, Obsession, is planning to launch a new collection of her stories which will include a greater variety of genres than the earlier one, from sensual romance (not sexually explicit) to a steampunk murder mystery. She has written historical, fantasy, and horror fiction, on-line rants, reviews, and a few scholarly articles. Her print books, The Princess and the Outlaw: Tales of the Torrid Past, and The Flight of the Black Swan: A Bawdy Novella, are available from Lethe Press in Massachusetts.

Jean teaches English and creative writing classes at the University of Regina, and has given talks on erotica and literary censorship. The 25 essays she wrote for a monthly column, Sex Is All Metaphors (based on a line in a poem by Dylan Thomas), are available as an e-book (www.eroticanthology.com). With Dr. Wes Pearce, she co-edited OutSpoken: Perspectives on Queer Identities (University of Regina Press, 2013).

For more information, please contact:
Cat Abenstein, Program Coordinator
T: 306.791.7746 | E: swgevents@skwriter.com


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