Wednesday, January 25: Coming & Crying

Philadelphia Weekly
January 25, 2012

When Melissa Gira Grant and Meaghan O’Connell hatched the idea for Coming & Crying, an anthology of true-life sex stories, their goal was self-knowledge rather than self-love. Consequently, they solicited contributors willing to write frankly about the risk and vulnerability that sex entails. The 24 stories they selected portray a diversity of behaviors and genders but are united by an honest acknowledgement of the intense emotions associated with sex. The editors’ adventurous spirit extends beyond their approach to the subject. Eschewing the normal route for publication, they took to the Internet, soliciting capital via Kickstarter. The campaign went so well that they created Glass Houses, an agile publishing company equally at home in print and online and which they refer to as a media label. For this event, sponsored by the Feminism/s series at Penn’s Kelly Writers House, they will discuss the anthology and address developments in feminist publishing and grassroots activism.

6pm. Free. Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. 215.746.7636.