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A READING AND ART SHOW

BY BODY BASED PERFORMANCE ARTIST & AUTHOR:MADISON YOUNG.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3rd 2015

6:00pm (ART OPENING)

7:30pm (Reading from Madison Young’s memoir Daddy)

8pm ( Q&A and Book Signing)

Intimate works of photographic art that capture transgressive feminist performance art along side a reading from Young’s brave and vulnerable, yet arousing tale, “Daddy: A Memoir”.

ALCHEMY COLLECTIVE

1741 ALCATRAZ AVE

BERKELEY CA   

Exhibition runs February 3rd – March1st 2015

http://www.DaddyTheMemoir.com               http://www.MyArtGasm.com

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Madison reads at Sitwell’s in Cincinnati!

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“DADDY:A MEMOIR” A READING AND BOOK SIGNING BY FEMINIST PORN ICON & AUTHOR:MADISON YOUNG.

CINCINNATI, OH –  THURSDAY DECEMBER 18TH, 2014

8:00pm (Reading)

8:30pm (Q&A with the Author and Book signing)

Sitwell’s Coffee

324 Ludlow Ave

Cincinnati, Ohio

Close your eyes.  Now picture yourself  sitting amongst a cafe bustling with a thick palpable energy of artistry, eagerly awaiting author and feminist porn icon, Madison Young to step up onto the small stage, with her recently released memoir, “Daddy” clutched firmly in her hands.  As this San Franciscan kinkster and radical performance artist reads to you with passion and intimacy you feel as if you are simultaneously the only one in the room and a part of something bigger than yourself,  as she opens her lips and shares her stories of heroism, heart break, and struggles in the fight for sexual freedom and the visceral journey of sexual discovery through the lens of a feminist submissive who grew up in Ohio.

Your hands are sweaty and your heart is palpitating like wild stallions as you raise your hand to ask a question, to be a part of the conversation.  You extend a copy of “Daddy” and ask for Madison to sign it, her rouged lips meet the pages under her inky scribble, a gester of her unbridled amorous nature, that will accompany you through your own private reading of the book.

Madison Young is delighted to read from her intimate and critically acclaimed feminist erotic literary sensation –  Daddy: A Memoir – which was called “The Real Life 50 Shades of Grey” by the SF Weekly and ..Powerful, erotic prose.” by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody while Actress Margaret Cho says of Young “…an incredible and singular force in the world of art….her individualism, innovation, insight and innate intelligence …is downright inspirational.” .

Madison will be appearing in Cincinnati, Ohio at Sitwell’s Coffee to read in person from Daddy: A Memoir on December 18th at 8pm at Sitwell’s Coffee.

Madison’s real life literary narrative ushers the reader into a world of a young girl from Ohio who leaves the heartland for California in search of a sense of belonging.  Swan dive down this wild rabbit hole as author Madison Young pairs a sense of both strength and vulnerability into her literary journey of carnal sex, desire,  and BDSM with fierce feminist ideology in this courageous account of a young woman coming of age and finding home.

Madison Young, author and radical feminist performance artist and director, spoke of her excitement  about the reading stating “I’m so thrilled to be reading at Sitwell’s. Many of my early writing as a teenager took place over a cup of coffee right here.  It feels really powerful and exciting to be returning to my home town with my story and connecting with a new generation of artists in the Cincinnati area.”.

The reading will be followed by a to not be missed Q&A and book signing with Madison Young.

December 18th 2014 

8:00pm

Madison Young is a revolutionary feminist artist, activist, filmmaker, wordsmith, and curator. Young’s breadth of work in the realm of sexuality spans from documenting our sexual culture in 40 feature length feminist pornographic films that have won numerous accolades including 6 feminist porn awards, numerous XBiz and AVN nominations and have been screened Internationally. Young speaks on the topics of feminist pornography, feminism & sexuality, and kink at universities including  Yale University, Harvard University, Hampshire College, Northwestern University, and UC Berkeley. Her writings have been published in the Feminist Porn Studies Academic Journal as well as her recently released memoir, “Daddy”.

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More Tour Dates – San Franciso to New York to Portland

So excited that I’ll be hitting the road again soon!  I’m coming your way New York and Portland Oregon and there might be a stop in Seattle as well.  Hope to see you there.

xo 

Madison 

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Upcoming Events

San Francisco: New York: Portland

September 17th – 7:30pm  – Books Inc on Market street in the Castro (2275 Market Street) - Books Inc 

October 1 – 7pm Daddy: A Memoir reading at Blue Stockings 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002 Blue Stockings

October 16th – 7:30pm Lit Quake: Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA Lit Quake

October 18th – 7:15pm  Lit Quake: Lit Crawl the  Hip Mama Contigent in San Francisco  at Craftsman and Wolves, 746 Valencia. 

November 13th – 7:30pm – 8:30pm Daddy: A Memoir at In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211 In Other Words

Ages 18+ only.

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The Press LOVES Daddy!

“I first met Madison Young when we performed together on the same bill at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco. I was immediately struck by the wonderful mass of contradictions. Smart but humble. Cute but fierce. Physical but articulate. Frankly, everything you’d want in a porn star. I’ve been following her career ever since. I was so happy when she took her revolutionary ideas of sexuality and began directing, creating filmed sex that’s the next step in the evolution of erotic filmmaking.”David Henry Sterry, author, activist, performer, muckraker, book doctor at The Huffington Post

“Not many 33 year olds pen a memoir – not many 33 year olds are Madison Young. Daddy was on my list of summer reads and it didn’t disappoint. I found myself rooting for Madison…cheering her on as she funded her art gallery through sex work…tearing up as she suffered relationship difficulties…warming over at the birth of her daughter (Annie Sprinkle was with her in the delivery room)… Love this woman.” - Carlin Ross entrepreneur, sex educator, and writer

Check out these recent write up from David Henry Sterry of The Huffington Post and Carlin Ross, Entrepreneur, Sex Educator, and one half of Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross!

David Henry Sterry & The Huffington Post LOVES Daddy

Carlin Ross LOVES Daddy

 

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Ella Dawson LOVES Daddy!

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“Young is hyper aware of the seeming contradictions in her story, of being a submissive and a powerful independent artist, of being a mother and a sex worker, of being a feminist and the partner of a not always ideal man. She challenges why these identities are so often dismissed as incompatible at varying levels of her own comfort.” – Ella Dawson (Team Madison Literary Intern) reviews Daddy!

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