No Fucks To Give: Considering Your Erotic Truth

No Fucks To Give: Considering Your Erotic Truth

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Explore what makes good (and bad) sex writing, and how to write something authentic and impassioned.


For all Gold Star Members

Your Hosts

Leone Ross


Fri, 13 September 2024
07:00 pm



How Much

From £20. See all membership options here

Sex will find its way!

In some form, implied or explicit, into much of our writing. In popular culture it is equally celebrated and maligned, used to express love, but also power and fear. Writers can approach it in many and diverse ways, but knowing how to do it well, and without it feeling clinical or cliched, can be tricky. This 90 minute writing session with Leone Ross will explore what makes good (and bad) sex writing, and how to write something authentic and impassioned.

What You'll Get

A 90 minute webinar with exercises with Leone Ross, author of This One Sky Day and Come Let Us Sing Anyway

Who You Are

  • A writer who wants to explore new ways of telling stories
  • A writer who wants to explore more about the importance, politics and power of stories
  • A writer who wants to participate in a communal creative project
  • A newbie or oldbie who wants to have some writing fun
  • Anyone! 

About the Writers' HQ Writing as Resistance Festival 

Supported by Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Strathclyde

“A word after a word after a word is power” Margaret Atwood

Join Team WHQ, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), and a carefully curated team of incredible authors for a month of panels, workshops, write-alongs and events exploring stories, writing and creativity as radical, political and powerful.

During September, we’re taking a deep dive into the rebellious, subversive nature of creativity and what that means for you, an individual writer sitting in front of a laptop wishing things were better, and for all of us, a community of humans existing together in a world where change often feels impossible.

We’re going to wade deep into the transformative possibilities of fiction and how stories can open portals, sow seeds of change, or lob a well-timed literary Molotov in the jaws of the machine. Fuck yeah!

But! The WHQ Writing as Resistance Festival isn’t just about talking, we’re also doing. With a series of free guided workshops, we are challenging all of you to write a brand new story, but one that’s unlike anything you’ve written before. And then we’ll end he month with a mass celebration during which we’ll send all our stories into the world at once.

The Mass Submission Project

Can stories change the world? Absolutely yes. Throughout the month, via a series of free workshops, we’re challenging you to write a story about climate justice that’s unlike anything you’ve written before. And at the end, we’re all going to submit those stories to the same five mainstream publications. Why are we doing this? Part protest, part art, part ritual outsporing of our collective desires and a demand to be heard. We don’t necessarily expect anything to be published (yet! Cooeee future anthology maybe?!), but we are out to make a noise. There is so much more that stories can do. So we’re going to do it.

Full details of the Writing As Resistance Festival can be found here >>

About your host / hosts

Leone Ross

Leone Ross is a novelist, short story writer and editor. Her fiction has been nominated for the Women’s Prize, the Goldsmiths award, the RSL Ondaatje award, and the Edge Hill Prize, among others. In 2022, she won the Manchester Prize for Fiction for her short story, ‘When We Went Gallivanting’. The Guardian has praised her ‘searing empathy’ and the Times Literary Supplement called her ‘a pointilliste, a master of detail…’ Ross has taught creative writing for 20 years, up to PhD level. Her most recent novel is This One Sky Day aka Popisho (Faber & Faber). Ross is the editor of Glimpse: A Black British Anthology of Speculative Fiction (2022, Peepal Tree Press).

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