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So-called “good” sex is apparently passionate, titillating, euphoric. And yet, sex and sex writing are often better if they're messy, imperfect, and complex. Join authors Roxane Gay, Melissa Febos, Melissa Broder, Tracy Clark-Flory, and Yin Q., and host Elissa Bassist for a night of good “bad” sex on March 9 at 7 p.m. EST with McNally Jackson.

Roxane Gay is the author of the books AyitiAn Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. Her work appears in the recent anthology Kink: Stories (Feb 9, 2021).

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick. Her second essay collection, Girlhoodwill be published by Bloomsbury on March 30, 2021.

Melissa Broder is the author of the novels MILK FED (Feb 2, 2021) and THE PISCES, the essay collection SO SAD TODAY, and five poetry collections, including SUPERDOOM: Selected Poems (Summer 2021) and LAST SEXT. Broder has written for The New York Times, Elle.com, VICE, Vogue Italia, and New York Magazine‘s The Cut. She lives in Los Angeles.

Tracy Clark-Flory is the author of the memoir, WANT ME: A Sex Writer’s Journey into the Heart of Desire (Feb 16, 2021, Penguin Books). She’s a senior staff writer at Jezebel. Her work has been published in CosmopolitanElleEsquireMarie Claire, Salon, The GuardianWomen's Health, and the yearly Best Sex Writing anthology. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Yin Q. (they/she) is a parent, writer/producer, kink educator, and sex worker rights activist. Their work includes Mercy Mistress, Kink Out Events, and Red Canary Song. Writing can be found in Afro-Asia (Duke U), BUSTPoint Magazine, and the We Too anthology published by Feminist Press.

Elissa Bassist edits the Funny Women column on The Rumpus and teaches humor writing at The New School, Catapult, 92Y, and more. She writes cultural and personal criticism, and her writing appears in the bestseller Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay and elsewhere. She is single and has no pets. 

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Want Me: A Sex Writer's Journey into the Heart of Desire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143134619
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - February 16th, 2021

Kink: Stories Cover Image
By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor)
ISBN: 9781982110215
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2021

Girlhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635572520
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 30th, 2021

Milk Fed: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982142490
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - February 2nd, 2021

We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival: Essays on Sex Work and Survival Cover Image
By Natalie West (Editor), Tina Horn (Associate Editor), Melissa Gira Grant (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781558612853
Availability: Not On Our Shelves - Available to Order
Published: Feminist Press - February 9th, 2021