Bad Sex Writing workshop (18)


Bad Sex Writing workshop (18)

Saturday 18th November 2023

Age: 18+
Duration: 1 hour
Free, advance booking advised
Please bring a pen, paper or notepad (please note the workshop is taking place in the cinema so please bring something to lean on).

Join award-winning writer Laura Horton after the 2pm screening of HOW TO HAVE SEX on Saturday 18 November for a Bad Sex Writing workshop on the theme of firsts. Laura started Bad Sex Writing in 2021 as a way for people to create funny, engaging and accessible fiction about sex, with no pressure to write well.

With prompts, the first 30-minutes will be dedicated to finding ways to write comically about sex – be that a short story, a poem or a play. In the second 30-minutes, there will be time to read pieces out, anonymously or otherwise if desired, and for discussion about the themes of the film. This is a very unpressured space with no writing experience necessary, creating a space for people to write and discuss sex, giving them the opportunity to reclaim negative experiences or reframe their relationship with their sexuality.

“Even though these events are spaces for humour, I’ve had a lot of people open up after workshops, making me realise how messy everyone’s romantic lives are. Ultimately, this sort of camaraderie makes sex less intimating – and makes us all feel less alone.”

Read more about Bad Sex Writing in Vogue.

Laura Horton is a multi-award-winning writer and former Plymouth Laureate of Words 2020-2023. Her play Breathless won a Fringe First and enjoyed runs at Soho Theatre and Off-Broadway in 2023. Her short film, A Summer of Birds, was Toast of the Fringe winner, 2021. Laura launched digital projects Hidden by Things and Theatre Stories, for which she was in The Stage100. She runs Bad Sex Writing workshops and is represented by United Agents.

Reclaim The Frame is a charity dedicated to bringing ever greater audiences to films by people from marginalised genders to offer a wider perspective of the world. Our Reclaim The Frame events create a space to discuss what's under the surface of each story. Events include an introduction, space for open discussion lead by industry experts and sometimes even a workshop to get everyone socialising.

Dates & Times

 Saturday 18th Nov 2023  3:55pm
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