Lust & Letters: A Reading with Tera Patrick (Sinner Takes All) and
Shawna Kenney (Book Lovers: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers)
Cosponsored by Early to Bed, 5044 N. Clark St.
As memoirists and professionals within the adult film industry, Tera Patrick and Shawna Kenney are experts at baring all. Join both authors for a reading of their books as well as a discussion of the pleasures and perils of writing about intimate matters. Tera Patrick's first memoir, Sinner Takes All, recounts her early life and later travels to more than eighty countries modeling, dancing, filming, and touring. Tera has appeared on Chelsea Lately, MSNBC, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and she was the first host of the AVN Awards. She is currently writing her second book, performing burlesque, and raising her daughter, Sophia. Shawna Kenney is the author of the award-winning memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix and co-author of the anthology Book Lovers: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers. Her work has appeared in Ms., Bust, Creative Nonfiction, and Juxtapoz, as well as many anthologies, including Hos, Hookers, Callgirls and Rentboys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money and Sex and Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class. She also teaches creative writing in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.