Feb 172014

Live Readings, Performances, & Recordings Set for D.C. Area Sexuality Conference, March 14-16

With CatalystCon East less than a month away, founder Dee Dennis is thrilled to announce the Saturday evening entertainment lineup for the event, which will take place March 14-16 in Arlington, VA.  Also making its debut at the conference is the CatalystCon Studio, which will feature live radio and podcast recordings throughout the weekend.

Saturday evening’s entertainment will kick off with Off the Page: Sex Talk with Carol Queen and Friends. Queen will host an evening of conversation-sparking readings from some of CatalystCon’s erotic writers, memoirists, essayists, and other artists.

“Thinking about curating a literary night for CatalystCon, I wanted to extend the focus of the panels and events, but also of the many hot and heavy conversations about all things sexual that the conference inspires,” said Queen. “I’ve invited some of my favorite writers to participate, and I’m sure that together they’ll create one terrific reading! This also gives me a chance to bring some of the energy of the Center for Sex & Culture to share with CatalystCon, since many of our readers are friends of CSC, have appeared there, and create the kind of discourse that CSC exists to promote.” The Center for Sex & Culture is CatalystCon East’s fundraising partner.

Following Off the Page, Mo Beasley will host UrbanErotika, a performance series that celebrates erotic love through poetry, spoken word, music, dance, and theatre. UrbanErotika is known as one of New York City’s most diverse artist showcases, and will feature a variety of performers, including some CatalystCon attendees. For more information on the Saturday evening lineup, visit the CatalystCon East Entertainment page.

The CatalystCon Studio recordings will kick off on Saturday morning with the return of Sex Out Loud Radio with Tristan Taormino. Following Sex Out Loud, the Studio will welcome The Whorecast with Siouxsie Q and Jesse James, Why Are People Into That?! with Tina Horn, and The Deeper Truth: Biographies from the Catalysts with Shar Rednour. The Deeper Truth is a CatalystCon-exclusive podcast created in partnership with Good Vibrations.

“I am so proud to partner with CatalystCon to record The Deeper Truth, a biography series that because of its subject is miles from average,” said Rednour. “CatalystCon is the perfect place to capture what creates the special people that motivate, educate, create, invent, study and in general incite others to take on the edge of sexuality. All of my work–fiction, nonfiction, video, Swirl Radio, even my early work of playwriting– is motivated and inspired by my endless and burning curiosity. I love history, I love knowing what makes people tick. Doing The Deeper Truth is my ultimate Curiosity Orgasm!”

For more information, including schedules and guest lists, visit the CatalystCon Studio page.

CatalystCon East will take place at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Registration is currently open at CatalystCon.com/register.

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