Lascivious Letters: Literary offerings at SEAF 2023

Front cover image for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival Literary Art Anthology. Dark watercolor style background. In center of image, a cake with chunks taken out of the bottom, topped with fruit, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival logo in the center. White text above cake: Seattle Erotic Art Festival Literary Art Anthology 2023.

Hello, lovers of creativity in all its forms! Since the inclusion of Literary into the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, we have experimented with different way to share this medium with our attendees. There is unimagined potential for eroticism and connection in both the written and spoken word. We are excited to share the literary offerings at SEAF 2023 with all of you!

The SEAF 2023 Literary Anthology will be available for purchase in the festival store throughout the weekend. This year’s anthology is our largest yet, featuring 56 artists who have crafted an array of poems, short stories, and prose of a delightfully erotic nature. This year’s anthology will also include work from our first Literary Master of Erotic Art, David Jones.

Writers Meet & Greet, and Anthology Signing

Friday 7:30-8:30 PM, The Corner
Care to meet the talented and titillating wordsmiths who contributed to the anthology? Maybe get them to sign your copy (or even one of their other books that you snagged in the store)?

SEAF 2023 Anthology Readings

Friday, 6:30-7:30 PM
Saturday, 5:00-6:15 PM

Listen to the literary artists from this year’s Anthology tease you with just a small taste of their work. If they leave you hungry for more, you can always hop over to the store, pick up a book, and keep reading.

Head shot of poet David Jones. Older black man with receding hairline, full white and gray beard, wearing denim overalls and nothing else.

A Sermon with David Jones

Saturday, 4:00-4:30PM
A spoken word performance by David Jones, Master of Erotic Art. Retired Chief Engineer, poet, father, husband, brother, friend, cancer survivor, knot in the wood grain of society.


Saturday, 6:30-7:00 PM
This unique art tour takes you through the exhibition to hear poetry and prose inspired by the very art on the walls. Accepted Literary Artists are given an opportunity to observe the art, interact with it, and then express what it ignites within them.

There will also be a number of discussions, workshops, and panels throughout the weekend! Come see the art, hear the art, read the art. Immerse yourself in all SEAF has to offer.