Stella Fosse empowers erotica writers with her new book APHRODITE'S PEN

Stella Fosse empowers women past midlife through writing erotic stories with her new book Aphrodite’s Pen
In conversation with Mya Thomae, who is interviewed in the book. The women will reflect on the role of story in making older women visible, while having a great time writing.

Wednesday 10/2, 7 pm

Join Stella Fosse and contributor Mya Thomae at Flyleaf Books for the East Coast launch of Aphrodite’s Pen: The Power of Writing Erotica After Midlife. Stella and Mya will share writing activities, stories and interview excerpts from the new book, which empowers Women of a Certain Age to push back on ageism and sexism by telling their erotic stories. A fun and thought-provoking evening! 

The first book to empower older women writing about erotic experiences in life, the bedroom, and beyond

With concrete tools for writing bawdy, fun, and empowering erotica, Aphrodite’s Pen celebrates sexuality and creativity. The book includes approachable activities designed for novice and seasoned writers and guides readers in creating saucy characters and plot, sensual dialogue, poetry, memoir, and more. Author Stella Fosse, founder of the Elderotica Writers group, offers games and fun writing exercises to spark your imagination. She also provides expert advice for creating a writing circle, getting published, and reading in public.

Stella Fosse is a late bloomer whose erotic life blossomed in her late fifties. In 2016, Fosse and Lynx Canon founded a group for women over fifty called Elderotica Writers, with monthly meetings to share story writing and friendship. Fosse's story "Terraforming," about the friendship between a bookish woman in her sixties and a well-endowed cowboy, appeared in the 2017 anthology Dirty Old Women, and she has read several times at the quarterly Dirty Old Women literary event in Oakland. Stella's collaborative project, The Palace of Wisdom, is based on an imaginary erotic spa in Big Sur for women over fifty, which includes floorplans, activities, and rules, which she shares in workshops and online, inviting women to submit stories for a themed anthology. Fosse is retired from a career in biotechnology and lives with her partner in North Carolina. 
Event date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Aphrodite's Pen: The Power of Writing Erotica after Midlife Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623174057
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Published: North Atlantic Books - September 24th, 2019