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It was a dark and horny night…

Dark and Erotic Imaginings:
Well, if you wanted to know what a “Sleeve Job” is, then we learned all  about it during a reading from Robert Nye’s wonderful book: Merlin. I won’t spoil it for you however, it is a book I recommend.
We had fun hearing Clov’s own work: Slave Gold… Great writing! He has created an entire world through his writing.
Isis read from a book of poetry around an interesting concept…. poems which only use words containing one vowel (e.g. the first poem only has A as it’s only vowel for every word) Eunoia, writen by Christian Bok. She had an interesting observation on the poems, that it seems so constraining to have to write a poem with words having  the same vowel for each and every word. But I found the poems so expressive, expansive, free and imaginative.
It’s as if the constraint actually was liberating at the same time. I immediately thought of how bondage, or restraints… while seemingly
constraining, can actually be liberating to the spirit and immagination. It kind  of channels energy in a way.
But maybe BDSM is too much on my mind!
– petal

Dark, Erotic, and Hawt

Dark and Erotic Imaginings Group:
There was a fun street fair happening outside the ALCC on St. Laurent Blvd, yet on the 4th floor of our building, we also had great fun reading some dark and erotic writings. Luscious brought some marvellous literature as usual (check out the photo!). Anne Rice’s Beauty’s Punishment was a hit. I definitely need to read that series. Luscious gave a wonderful reading of Anne Sexton’s retelling
of Little Red Riding Hood. I had totally forgotten that the tale of Little Red Riding Hood contained a certain Alternative Lifestyle….a Crossdressing Wolf!
– petal

Dark and Erotic Imaginings Group – March 20



We were treated to some fascinating readings at the latest Dark and Erotic Imaginings Group. Clov brought one of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories to life with humour and observations. We also had some new attendees read some quite amazing work of their own. I never cease to be astonished by the quality of the writing that we hear at this group.
Luscious brought some wonderfully erotic literature. And she truly does have a fantastic reading voice. I felt so inspired, I might try my own hand at writing some poetry to share.
– Petal

Dark / Erotic Poetry – Group (Bilingual), November 21, Isis and Luscious

Dark Poetry ALCCVA 24 Oct 2010

Another great Dark/Erotic Poetry Group meeting. A great range of poetry was read this week. We heard from present day poems, written by some of the members…
We heard from Victorian age poems…
Some Marquis de Sade, of course.

Finally, we heard from very ancient poetry about the goddess Inanna, surprisingly sexy stuff!

Isis and I even did a reading from James Joyce’s Ulysses. She has a wonderful reading voice, and I was happy enough to hold my own, reading the part of the harried Leopold Bloom.

Thank you everyone who participated, this group continues to encourage and foster my on again, off again love of reading.

– petal

Erotic / Dark Poetry – Group (Bilingual) – October 24

Dark Poetry ALCCVA 24 Oct 2010

Well, a very enjoyable time reading and hearing some erotic literature.  Amanda is the wonderful new facilitator for this group and her love for books
will definitely make this group a success.

She read some poetry, including a very descriptive Victorian poem…

“There are weals over weals,
there are stripes upon stripes
there are cuts after cuts…”
(Charlie Collingwood’s Flogging by Etoniensis)
Even I read a short story on spanking!
Thanks for reminding me how wonderful the written word can be… for reminding me to take the time to read more also – both kinky and non-kinky topics.
– Petal

BDSM Literature Group / Groupe de Littérature BDSM – Aug 30

[La version française est ci-dessous]

This is a brand new group that we were trying out.

Only two persons attended the first meeting of this proposed group. Topics were: preferred genres of literature (fiction, poetry, drama) most suited to BDSM topics, and preferred types of BDSM activity to be discussed in any literature which might be produced. Also discussed were sources and forms of inspiration, and how to recognize them when they arise.

This group will not be continuing after Septemeber since I am unable to predict my availabilities due to weather. Perhaps we will pick this up again in the spring.

– Clov Saffron


Nous avons essayé de créer un nouveau Groupe de Littérature BDSM.

Pour notre première rencontre, nous avions que deux participants. Nous avons parlé des
activités BDSM que nous préférons voir dans la littérature et quels genres de littérature sont
les plus appropriés selon nous pour parler de BDSM. Nous avons aussi parlé de nos sources
d’inspiration, et comment les utiliser lorsqu’elles se manifestent.

Les rencontres de ce groupe ne se poursuivront plus dès le mois de septembre, puisque la
météo m’empêche de déterminer quelles seront mes disponibilités. Nous allons peut-être nous
réunir à nouveau le printemps prochain.

– Clov