Bad Sex Writing Valentines Day Edition

Wed 14 Feb
Doors 7.00pmShow 7.30pm
60 mins
£10 - £12
Join us for an alternative Valentine's Day event, as writer Laura Horton reads out deliberately badly written erotica. Imagine if Letters Live and My Dad Wrote a Porno had a baby.
As part of this Bad Sex Writing event we'll be accepting submissions on the theme of Valentine's Day and reading out the best of the worst on the night.
Email with you pieces, or if you'd like to register your interest, you'll be sent two prompts to weave into your passages, the deadline is 10th February. We'll be accepting, short stories, poems or plays with an upper limit of 600 words. Or just come along and enjoy the evening!
“Even though these events are spaces for humour, I’ve had a lot of people open up after workshops, making me realise how messy everyone’s romantic lives are. Ultimately, this sort of camaraderie makes sex less intimidating – and makes us all feel less alone.” LAURA HORTON, VOGUE
Reserved seating is in place.
Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access.
If you have any specific access requirements (for example wheelchair access) please leave details in the comment box when placing your order or email our team at and they will arrange this for you.

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