December 3 is Boys’ Night at Sex Worker Literati

Hosted by Audacia Ray and David Henry Sterry
Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City
Thursday, December 3. Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10
Stick around after the reading to dance and party with hos, hookers, and ne’er do wells!
21 and up – FREE

Sex Worker Literati is a free monthly performance series that features sex workers, former sex workers, and people with stories about the sex industry who will read, monologue, perform, and shimmy their ways into your hearts, minds, and naughty bits.  To get a taste of what the Sex Worker Literati is like, check out: videos of past performances (and subscribe to the video podcast on iTunes or Miro), pictures taken at the event, and be our fan on Facebook.

The December 3 : Boys’ Night performance stars Jeffrey Escoffier, Craig Seymour, Tré Xavier, Twisted Monk, Alex Kinney, and Matthew Lawrence.

Jeffrey Escoffier writes on GLBTQ history, politics, culture, sexuality, music, and dance.  One of the founders of OUT/LOOK: National Lesbian and Gay Quarterly, he has published widely.  Among his books are American Homo: Community and Perversity and a biography of John Maynard Keynes in the Chelsea House series on the Lives of Notable Gay Men and Lesbians.  He co-edited (with Matthew Lore) Mark Morris’ L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato: A Celebration and edited Sexual Revolution, an anthology of writing on sex from the 1960s and 1970s.  He is the author of Bigger Than Life: The History of Gay Porn Cinema from Beefcake to Hardcore, which is the basis for his illustrated presentation at Sex Worker Literati.

Writer and photographer Craig Seymour is the author of the memoir, “All I Could Bare : My Life in the Strip Clubs of Gay Washington, D.C.” and the photo book “American Boys : A Strip Club Diary“.  He is a former stripper and has been chronicling gay strip clubs for more than a decade.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland in College Park, and is Associate Professor of Journalism at Northern Illinois University.

Tré Xavier is an adult entertainment / blogger who in addition to writing about sex, life, and love for his own blog, Tré’s X-Ray Vision, has also written blog entries for Pitbull Production’s ThugPornBlog, and more recognizably, MOC Blog, which he still maintains being a contributing writer for.  His writing skills at expressing vivid pictures and valid points has also gotten his opinions published in a book review for FlavaMen Magazine, and in the feedback section of The Advocate.

Twisted Monk is dubbed “a unicorn” by his friends, because he is so many things that aren’t supposed to exist.  Before launching his bondage rope company, this former Eagle Scout and evangelical missionary was a software cowboy, an actor/stuntman, and a film maker.  Six years ago, Monk’s mother-in-law gave him Midori’s rope bondage book, and a ropemaker was born.  Today, in addition to running the world’s largest bondage rope company, Monk enjoys a career as a sex worker, writer, activist, educator, and entertainer.

Alex Kinney is an old whore who has prostituted himself in the Ivy League, America’s regional theaters, in the Golden Hills of Hollywood, one cold Christmas in Dublin, and more lengthily, the South of the Slot in San Francisco.  Yes, Virginia, there really was a Golden Age of sexuality in San Francisco, and some of us were even getting paid for it.  Actually, a LOT of us were getting paid for it, right, David??  The stuff you get me into, jeez….  Alex’s most recent play, Holy Hell, was developed at The Actors Studio.  Tonight he’s doing a story from a collection in Manhattan’s Midtown West, “Helmut the Maid”.

Matthew Lawrence is a blogger, curator, and pop music enthusiast who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where indoor prostitution was totally legal until last month.  He’s a news writer for Carnal Nation and blogs about sex and culture at his own site, Mixtapes for Hookers.  Matthew also runs a literary events organization designed to remind people about the awesomeness of libraries, and every Sunday morning he hosts a Top 40 countdown on a community radio station.  Most recently, he has curated an exhibit, “World of Queercraft”, and organized a read-a-thon to raise money for Books for Bars, a prison  book program.

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