QLA Presents Inside the Leather Studio - Laura Antoniou
Queer Leather Alliance - QLA is thrilled to bring you the third installment of our Inside the Leather Studio series as an evening with our community's award-winning author Laura Antoniou!
Join Laura at The William Way Center on Saturday May 9th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM for an intimate interview and audience Q&A as well as the treat of a special reading from one of her works! Feel free to stay afterwards for Philly's popular monthly play party, The Aviary (standard costs do apply)
Cover for this event is $10, with a $5 discount for TNG members (with membership card only). As a service to the inclusion of all of our community, this event will have ASL interpretation and will be filmed.
About Laura Antoniou:
Laura Antoniou’s publishing career began when she started writing gay men's smut to promote safer sex practices during the early 90's. Emboldened by getting paid to do this, she then edited the groundbreaking Leatherwomen series, highlighting tales of kinky women. This was rapidly followed by half a dozen other anthologies and the Marketplace series of erotic BDSM novels which never reached 1/10000th the sales level of the 50 Shades books, but she's not bitter. Instead, she wrote the 6th, titled The Inheritor, and funded its publication with an insanely successful Kickstarter. Look for the audio and e-book release of The Inheritor in February, 2015, with the paperback to follow later in the year. Also coming in 2015 is No Safewords II, a new collection of Marketplace fan fiction.
In 2013, she turned her mind to mysteries and came out with the Lammy-finalist, Rainbow Book Award winning comedy, The Killer Wore Leather. Now that she has achieved almost small genre success with it, she plans a sequel. She is also the editor for Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and is planning many other writing and editing projects in order to fulfil a lifelong dream of actually making a living on this sort of thing.
About Inside the Leather Studio:
One of the many ways we hope to serve and support our community is to chronicle queer Leather movers and shakers. When an individual tells the story of their life in Leather, they are weaving a thread in a tapestry of our history. Inside the Leather Studio will allow members of our community to learn from those who have created our legacy and informed our understanding of who we are as queer Leather people.