Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
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The Octopus Literary Salon | 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Erotica Salon | Oakland
Malke Singer is a 61-year-old lesbian who thinks of hands as sex organs and the mind as the ultimate erotic zone. Gender roles are a fluid experience for her, and she acknowledges that many of us carry brokenness around sexuality because of the way it is sold in our culture or because they have experienced sexual abuse in one form or another. She believes there is always an element of strength and defiance in joyful sexual expression. In her work, she expresses the richness, power, and spirit that older lesbian women experience in their sexual lives.
Jan Steckel’s poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction. Her fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) also won awards. Her creative writing has appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her work has won various contests and three Pushcart nominations. She lives in Oakland, California.
Categories: East Bay, Literature