Literature Podcast – In front of the children… Manchester

Literature Podcast – In front of the children… Manchester

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Does the easy online accessibility of pornography pose a threat to young people? Does it stand in the way of developing a healthy attitude to love and sex, or does it provide useful information for beginners? These panels bring together writers with wide-ranging interests in sex and sexuality for a full and frank discussion.


Curated by novelist Julia Crouch, The SICK! literature strand brings together diverse panels of authors who have addressed the issues considered in each event through their writing – be it fiction, graphic novels, academic writing or memoir. Expect the discussions to be wide-ranging, encompassing personal experience, theory and imagination.


Julia Crouch
Publisher: Headline


Paul Burston (CHAIR)
Journalist, author of four novels and, until recently LGBT editor for Time Out, Paul is also the founder and host of London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari and creator of The Polari First Book Prize.
Publisher: Sphere


Emma Jane Unsworth
Award-winning novelist Emma Jane is the author of Animals, a raw exploration of female friendship and sexuality. Her forthcoming novel Girl on Fire, partly narrated by a teenage girl, questions when we become adults and explores child sexuality, a huge taboo area in the wake of Yewtree.
Publisher: Canongate


Jonathan Kemp
Prize-winning novelist and teacher of creative writing and literature at Birkbeck University of London. His highly acclaimed collection of short stories, Twentysix, is a milestone of literary erotica.
Publisher: Myriad Editions


Clarissa Smith
Professor of Sexual Cultures at the University of Sunderland, author of many books and journal articles, Clarissa is founding co-editor with Feona Attwood of the Routledge journal Porn Studies.
Publisher: Routledge


Supported by: The Wellcome Collection as part of the Sexology Season
Podcast producer: Meera Senthilingham


Dark & Stormy is Brighton’s own crime festival, serving up a wicked selection of book, film, music & theatre events in partnership with Brighton Festival and Picturehouse Cinemas.

One response to “Literature Podcast – In front of the children… Manchester”

  1. Joe says:

    Great article, exactly what I was looking for.

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