January Book: Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
Join us for an evening of cocktails and cocktales! In this book club for women only, we'll engage in full frontal discussion of some of the sexiest books ever written. We'll part the tender pages of Delta of Venus; we'll plunge into Passion Simple; we'll take a long deep look inside The Lover. Under the skillful moderation of award-winning author Shannon Cain, who has been invited to Paris by the French government to write an autofictional novel about sex, we'll lubricate our brains with juicy words and loosen our inhibitions with boozy beverages inspired by the books. Oh my, is it hot in here?
To kick off this series, we’ll start by focusing on female French erotica writers. The conversation will take place in English, however participants are encouraged to read the books in the language they prefer.
January: Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
February: The Lover by Marguerite Duras
March: Thérèse and Isabelle by Violette Leduc (2000 uncensored edition)
April: Passion Simple by Annie Ernaux
We love to see familiar faces, but it's not necessary to come on a regular basis to enjoy “Sex & Booze.” Simply come when you like the book, come when you can, come when you want some good company or come when you just want to drink and think a little.
Also, we'll have Heather Stimmler-Hall of Naughty Guides joining us and she'll have copies of her latest Naughty Guide to Paris on hand at a special price for Chamber Members!