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Stephen Abblitt: Editor and Publisher

Stephen Ablitt and Karina Quinn, Editors of Writing From Below Journal

Stephen Ablitt and Karina Quinn, Editors of Writing From Below Journal

Dr Stephen Abblitt is Managing Editor of the peer-reviewed open-access interdisciplinary gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal Writing from Below and a Commissioning Editor for the new GLBTIQ press Stein & Wilde Publishing, specialising in creative non-fiction, genre-bending, and experimental prose. He received his PhD from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) in 2010, and has since published widely in the fields of literary studies, gender studies and queer theory, and critical-creative writing. He can be contacted at S.Abblitt@latrobe.edu.au.

Stephen will be reprsenting both Writing from Below and Stein and Wilde Publishing at our Meet the Publishers Afternoon Tea.

Karina Quinn – Author and Editor

Karina Quinn

Karina Quinn is an academic and creative writer working in queer theory, fictocriticism, and post-structuralist and feminist theories of the body, subjectivity, and self. She writes short fiction, poetry, and fictocriticism, and is currently writing her PhD titled ‘this body, written’ at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She is the co-managing editor of Writing from Below, an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies journal. An accomplished poet and spoken word performer, Karina was recently awarded second prize in the prestigious and long running Newcastle Poetry Prize for her poem “Always going home (a domestic cycle)”.

Karina will be representing Writing from Below at the Meet the Publishers Afternoon Tea.

Feb 27

Panel: The IKEA of Intercourse – Writing Sex and Erotica

Shocked

11:45AM Sunday 23rd of March 2014
Mercure on Therry Street

Featuring authors Nicolas G. Frank (Wet Pants and Intermittent Relief from Monkey Mind), NM Harris (Walking Shadows, Talbott and Burns)  and Talia Eilon (Managing Editor at Little Raven). Hosted by Karina Quinn (Joint Managing Editor, Writing from Below, La Trobe University).

Writing sex isn’t hard–which is sometimes the problem. Writing good sex guaranteed to get you going hard (literally or metaphorically speaking) is a bit more tricky.

Whether it’s third arm syndrome, body positions requiring three years of training as a contortionist just to get into, or men who somehow manage to cum bucketloads three times a day for five days straight–or not so straight, there are a lot of things that can throw a reader of their stroke.

Whether you’re writing erotica, romantica, queermantica, or just planning on fading to black, there’s a lot to learn from erotic fiction, which demands its writers hold the attention of their audience. After all, when it comes to reading, there’s not much worse than boring sex.