Tristan On Tour

 

Email colten at puckerup.com to book Tristan for: book readings, university and college lectures, keynote speeches, conference talks and panels, sex and relationship workshops, and other public appearances.

***More details below the calendar…***

March 5, 2014, 8:00 PM
Centerfold: Pornography–the Ethics & Politics of Producing Pleasure, Tristan Taormino
University of Tennessee Sex Week Event
Can porn be ethical? What is ‘good’ porn? Award-winning author and director Tristan Taormino shares her personal journey from writer and sex educator to self-identified feminist pornographer. Hear about her first foray into porn on and off camera and what led her to form her own company, Smart Ass Productions. She will share her definition of feminist porn (as a growing genre, industry, and movement), what she hopes to accomplish with her films, and the challenges she faces in the mainstream adult industry. As “reality” and representation collide around issues of gender, sexuality, race, and class in pornography, Tristan will argue that feminists must disrupt normative depictions in the medium and create new kinds of imagery. She’ll discuss the role consumers play in the movement, how internet economies have shifted the industry, and why she thinks anti-porn feminists haven’t watched enough porn. Since Tennessee is one of the top ten porn-viewing states, this event will encourage a serious discussion on porn, a phenomena of sexuality that plays a much bigger role in our lives than we realize.
Sponsored by: Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT) & Good Vibrations
Location: Buehler 555, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Info: colten (at) puckerup (dot) com
URL: http://sexweekut.org/
Twitter: @SexWeekUTK

March 6, 2014, 2:00 PM
Calling Dr. Love: Ask a (S)expert!, Tristan Taormino
University of Tennessee Sex Week Event
Tristan Taormino is an author, columnist, sex educator, speaker, porn actress, and filmmaker. She has spoken at Harvard, Brown, and Yale. She will be available to all to answer ANY question you have about sex, sexuality, and gender. You will be able to enter your questions anonymously.
Sponsored by: Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee (SEAT) & Good Vibrations
Location: UC 227, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Info: colten (at) puckerup (dot) com
URL: http://sexweekut.org/
Twitter: @SexWeekUTK

March 7-8, 2014
Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference
Saturday Keynote with Tristan Taormino
The Queer Conference is student-led, and aims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to further explore a wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, survival strategies, and many more, in a specifically queer context. The Queer Conference strives to provide a safer space for engaging, learning, and fostering community with a wide range of workshops, panels, performances, and lectures by student leaders, Five College faculty and staff, off-campus educators, and nationally-known performers and speakers.
Location: Hampshire College in Amherst, MA
URL: http://www.hampshire.edu/queerconf
Info: colten (at) puckerup (dot) com

March 14, 2014
Sex Educator Boot Camps with Tristan Taormino
Twitter: #cconbootcamp
Sex Educator Boot Camp I: Basic
Friday, March 14, 2014  10:00am – 1:00pm
Are you passionate about sex education and want to build a career in the field? Sex educator, author, college lecturer, filmmaker and radio host Tristan Taormino has written or edited more than thirty books, appeared on dozens of television shows, garnered national media coverage, and keynoted, lectured, and taught workshops to over a million people around the world. But she’s never shared her insight into creating a successful sex education career—until now. In this three hour course, Tristan will share the secrets of her success as one of the most sought-after sex educators in the world for over a decade. You’ll learn how to: explore options for education and certification; harness your unique perspective in the field and communicate it effectively; identify your individual goals and the audience(s) you want to reach; network with other sex education professionals and build awareness about your work; create dynamic presentations and develop your teaching style; think creatively about marketing and promotion. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to ask Tristan questions about your specific issues and concerns in an intimate environment. This course is ideal for people who: work in an ancillary field to sex education; are considering a career in sex education; are enrolled in or recently completed a sex education advanced degree program; or have worked as a professional sex educator for less than a year.
Pricing: $89
Register: http://catalystcon.com/register/
Location: CatalystCon East, Arlington, VA
Info: colten (at) puckerup (dot) com

Sex Educator Boot Camp II: Intermediate
Friday, March 14, 2014  2:00pm – 5:oopm
Have you begun your journey as a sex educator and are ready to get serious, streamline your business, and get paid for what you love doing? In this intermediate course, Tristan Taormino, one of the most well-known educators in the field, shares her experience, skills, and insight to help you create a vibrant, fulfilling career in sex education. You’ll learn how to: hone your mission and unique point of view; develop and create business, branding, and marketing plans; use web-based tools and social media to connect with media professionals, other sex educators, and potential clients, employers and fans;
garner media coverage in order to raise your public profile; embrace the value of your work and develop pricing structures and rates. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to ask Tristan questions about your specific issues and concerns in an intimate environment. This course is ideal for people who have: worked as a professional sex educator or in the sex education field for at least a year; and/or completed Sex Educator Boot Camp I: Basic.
Pricing: $89
Register: http://catalystcon.com/register/
Location: CatalystCon East, Arlington, VA
Info: colten (at) puckerup (dot) com

March 14-16, 2014
CatalystCon East
CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. This is a conference meant to energize, enlighten and exhilarate. It is a conference where everyone is welcome, everyone is respected, and everyone is encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences. With the most current attacks on women’s rights such as birth control, mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds as well as sex education being pulled from our schools,  it is more important than ever to come together and have these important conversations on all areas of sexuality. Tristan will be participating in the Opening Keynote Panel as well as holding several LIVE IN STUDIO recordings of Sex Out Loud.
Location: Arlington, VA
Register: http://catalystcon.com/register/
Info: dee (at) catalystcon (dot) com
Twitter: #ccon, @catalystcon

April 5-6, 2014
Feminist Porn Awards
Good for Her is thrilled to present the 9th Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards. The Feminist Porn Awards honor pornographers whose groundbreaking work offers a fresh perspective on the sexual expression of women and everyone who finds themselves under-represented in mainstream pornography.
Info: http://www.goodforher.com/contact

April 5-6, 2014
The 2nd Annual Feminist Porn Conference
University of Toronto
Feminists have been debating, studying, and creating pornography for decades, and the transformation of feminism, sexual politics, porn, and popular culture over the last decade has broadened the dialogue on this provocative topic. With the resurgence of anti-pornography feminist scholarship and activism, the time has come to hear from progressive, anti-censorship, sex positive, and sex worker feminist voices.
The Feminist Porn Conference, founded and produced by Tristan Taormino, is held annually at University of Toronto. It brings together academics, students, cultural critics, sex workers, activists, fans, and porn performers and producers to explore the intersections between feminism and pornography as well as the emergence of feminist porn as a genre, industry, and movement. It is a part of The Good for Her Feminist Porn Awards, one of the largest gatherings of feminist pornographers in the world. We seek to raise awareness, pose critical questions, and incite dialogue about the shifting landscape of pornography and what roles we can play in it. The conference includes sessions devoted to both academic and non-academic presentations, film screenings, a keynote talk, and networking time. It is generously sponsored by The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University of Toronto, Good for Her, and Good Vibrations VOD among many others. Please check out FPCon.org for more information and to register!
Register: http://fpcon.org/register/
Twitter: @femporncon #fpcon2
Info: colten (at) puckerup (dot) com


Can’t make it to a live appearance? Listen to my show Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino every Friday at 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST. A new episode happens each week!

Listen: on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
Join: We livetweet every week, so listen along with me on Friday! When I’m interviewing someone live, you can call us at 866-472-5788 or post questions on our Twitter feed @SexOutLoudRadio or on Facebook.

 

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