* Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission Street @ 10th Street, San Francisco (close to both Civic Center BART & Van Ness MUNI; accessible by the 9-San Bruno, 12-Folsom, 14-Mission, 47-Van Ness, & 49-Mission/Van Ness MUNI bus lines, among others).
* Sliding scale $10-$20. (More if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come writewith us!)
**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and with queer, trans and gender-variant, intersex, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and hir publications include The San Francisco Bay Guardian, $pread, Curve, Coming & Crying, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, The Revolution Starts at Home, and Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?. She is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between non-trans and trans women and genderqueer people. Ze has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and her university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. Ze is the founder and facilitator of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop, a writing class for current & former sex workers at San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture (where she also serves on the Advisory Board). A graduate of Hampshire College, Gina is currently pursuing hir Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at queershoulder.tumblr.com.