Book Tour and Events

Upcoming Events

HACKERMURMUR: SUMMER OF LOVE, DEATH AND PARENTHOOD

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WHAT: art show by body based performance artist and author: Madison Young and magic-realist – Sheila Metcalf-Tobin
WHEN: 
OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 6, 11AM-1PM EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 1ST
WHERE: HACKER MOMS ( 3288 ADELINE STREET BERKELEY CA)
“ THE BAY AREA’S ONLY HACKER SPACE THAT CATERS TO MOTHERS PRESENTS A NEW EXHIBITION OF ART THAT EXAMINES BODY POLITICS, RADICAL SELF LOVE AND DISCOVERING OUR LIMITS WITH IN PARENTHOOD “

For more information visit : http://mothership.hackermoms.org/

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL

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WHEN:  JUNE 6th 3:30PM-6:30PM & JUNE 7TH 11AM-1PM
WHERE: RARE BIRDS BOOKS BOOTH: (located in downtown Berkeley on Allston (nearest cross street is Milvia on RADICAL ROW (See Map at http://www.baybookfest.org/content/logistics/gettingaround.html)
WHAT: Madison Young will be signing copies of her book Daddy and meeting fans.
FREE EVENT!
FOR MORE INFOhttp://www.baybookfest.org/  http://www.rarebirdbooks.com/ and www.DaddyTheMemoir.com 

 BOUNDLESS

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WHAT: a four-day intimate kink retreat at a beautiful secluded resort just north of San Francisco.
WHEN: JUNE 26-29 2015
PRESENTATION: Madison Young will be presenting her acclaimed Zen Submissive workshop along with a reading and signing of her memoir “Daddy”.
WHERE: Private Location just north of San Francisco
FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS: http://www.boundlessevents.org/

 STORIES BOOKS & CAFE

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WHAT: A FREE Reading and book signing of Daddy at Stories LA
WHEN: JULY 22 2015
PRESENTATION: Madison Young will be reading excerpts and signing copies of her memoir “Daddy”!
WHERE: Stories Books and Cafe, LA
FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS: http://storiesla.com/blogs/event
RSVP on the Facebook Event page: http://ow.ly/OOQQm

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AN EVENING WITH MADISON YOUNG

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WHEN: July 29th @ 8pm

WHERE: Hares and Hyenas (63 Johnston St. Fitzroy 3065 Victoria Australia)

WHAT: Come and spend an evening with queer porn star, author, artist and sex educator Madison Young at Melbourne’s favourite bookshop Hares and Hyenas. Madison will be available to sign books and will be discussing her recent book Daddy: A Memoir. She will be interview by the one and only Jules Wilkinson and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

Tickets are $15 Full/waged and $10 concession/unwaged Tickets available online HERE

This event is proudly sponsored by Hares Hyenas and Discovery – Workshop and play party.

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MANIFESTING SEXUAL MASTERY – A WEEKEND OF SEXUAL EMPOWERMENT

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WHEN: August 1st &  2nd

TIME: 11am-6:30pm

WHERE: Pulse located at 1 Pitt Street Brunswick Melbourne, Victoria 3056

WHAT: Feminist porn icon and International Sexpert – Madison Young, divulges the sexual secrets of exploring and expressing your sexuality with the passion, prowess and gusto of a sexual master and with the heart and intimacy of a skilled lover.

Through a series of hands on workshops, radical sex presentations and live demonstrations coupled with assigned homework and complimentary reading materials, Young promises to sexually empower individuals in this transformative weekend long experience.  A Two Day Intensive workshop weekend plus a 3 hour play party following this immersive experience in which participants will have the opportunity to try out their new skills

PRICES: Full Price $480 AND Concession $400 – Tickets available HERE

INTENTIONAL KINK WITH MADISON YOUNG

http://www.madisonbound.com, filmmaker, film, maker, Feminist pornographer,

WHEN: August 8th-9th

TIME: 10am-6:30pm

WHERE: Splinter – 1/17-19 Hope Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC 3056

WHAT: Madison Young’s Intimate Exploration of Dominance and Submission is a 2 Day Intensive of hands on workshops, intimacy labs, radical sex presentations and live demonstrations coupled with assigned homework and complimentary reading materials that is aimed to guide kink curious couples on their journey through kink and BDSM following a conscious Kink methodology.

Intentional Kink is kink in which both the submissive and dominant are aware of and focused on the gifting and receiving of positive intention and energy through touch, breath, sensation, intimacy, and communication. In this two day intensive couples have the opportunity to discover their Dominant and Submissive through an extensive program composed of intimacy labs, communication exercises, meditation, visualization, yoga, tantra, gifting energy and intent to an object.

PRICES: Full Price $480 AND Concession $400 Tickets available HERE

Schedule: 14 hours – two 7 hour workshop days plus a 3 hour play party following intensive in which participants will have the opportunity to try out their new skills

“Lines, Limits, & Love”

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

Feb 28th – 7pm – Nick’s Lounge (3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley)

SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL, an East Bay Open Mic is a monthly literary reading series, which makes its home at Nick’s Lounge in Berkeley on the last Saturday of every month from 7 to 9:30pm.SNS began in July of 2011 and has acquired a huge following and a reputation for being diverse, loud, gritty, sexy, supportive, inclusive, and loaded with local talent.

Each month we feature two kick-ass writers and about 20 open mic slots, as well as an optional writing theme. The new theme is announced at the end each month’s reading, and posted on our Facebook page. Some themes we’ve had in the past include: “juicy,” “bloody,” “dirty,” “naked,” “secrets,” “scars,” “change,” “hair,” and “the body.”

We’d love to hear your (three-minute) poems, stories, comedic sketches and occasional songs on our optional theme (or any topic).

The open mic list is first come first served. Sign-up starts at 7pm and closes when it fills up or when the reading starts. Sometimes the list is full by7:03pm, so get there early if you want to read!

A poem, a short story, a little stand-up routine – this could be your 3 minutes of fame! Or just listen, sip a tasty beverage, and clap when everyone else does, no pressure.

Each reader will have 3 minutes maximum. (Strictly enforced.)
For prose writers, this is about one and a half double-spaced pages.

As a side note, we have a special anniversary party every July and a hiatus every December.

Saturday Night Special is FREE!
But please bring CASH to buy drinks. Nick’s Lounge has a 1-drink minimum.

Stick around after the readings for karaoke, starting at 10pm!

General Information
7 – 9:30pm Last Saturdays
Nick’s Lounge
3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley
(1 Block from Ashby BART at Fairview St. & Martin Luther King Jr Way)20 open mic slots.First come first served. Sign-up starts at 7pm and closes when it fills up or when the reading starts, so get there early if you want to read!Each reader will have 3 minutes maximum.

Past Events

April 6th  University of Toronto(Feminist Porn Conference) – Toronto,Canada – Madison Young will be presenting her multi-media presentation Reel Love: Navigating Relationships On Camera and Off— Challenges, Failures and Successes in Documenting Your Sex Life – When your job includes documenting your own authentic expression of sexual self, how do you navigate what is private versus public? When real life lovers document their relationship within the context of feminist pornography how does they retain intimacy? What agreements, communication skills and negotiation tools aid in holding space for the intensity of sharing one’s most intimate moments on-screen? Madison Young addresses these questions while sharing moments from her scrapbook of sexual encounters spanning a decade of photography, film, and excerpts from her recently published memoir, “Daddy” in this  insightful presentation that explores the reality behind Reel Love. Madison will be reading excerpts from her memoir “Daddy” as well as signing books at the event. Check out the entire FP Conference Schedule HERE 

May 20th  – Madison Young and Carol Queen, Double Daddy book party!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free! No pre-registration necessary

3219 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 788-2389

We’re doubling down on Daddy fantasies with the launch of queer porn icon Madison Young’s sexy, searing memoir Daddy, exploring her search for a benevolent, heroic figure in a world of constant change. She’s joined by literary smutster extraordinaire Carol Queen, whose book The Leather Daddy & the Femme started a trend for boundary-crossing, smart, kinky erotica. This event will feature readings from both books!

May 28th 7:30pm Booksmith – 1644 Haight St San Francisco CA 

Join me on May 28th at one of my favorite bookstores in San Francisco – Booksmith for this special evening in which I will be reading and signing copies of my memoir “Daddy”.  http://www.booksmith.com/event/madison-young-daddy

June 18th – 7:30 –  I’ll be reading from “Daddy” at Lyrics & Dirges @Pegasus Bookstore 2349 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lyrics-Dirges/144179458949095

August 9th – Writers With Drinks: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 – Writers with Drinks

Cost: $5 to $10, no-one turned away All proceeds benefit local non-profit orgs. At The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

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

Dec 18th – 8pm  – Sitwell’s Coffee House in Cincinatti (324 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220)

“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.

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”.

New York Tour Dates

April 8th – Purple Passion – I’ll be teaching my Deep Throat & Oral Pleasure Workshop from 7pm – 9pm and  Signing Books Afterward – Tickets Available HERE

April 9th – Pleasure Chest NYC – I’ll be teaching my motherhood and sexuality workshop from 8 – 10pm and Signing Books Afterward – https://www.facebook.com/events/300241680127157/

April 10th – 50 Shades of Decadence: An Evening with Feminist Porn Icon & Performance Artist Madison Young – This will be a spectacular evening of screening 50 Shades of Dylan Ryan, bondage performance, chocolate, libations & book signing – Tickets will sell out. FaceBook Event Info HERE  and Tickets available HERE

April 11 – Unicorns, Mermaids and Porn Stars Oh My! – Join me for a mythological creature costume contest, q&a, book signing & screening of my femme fabulous Mermaids and Unicorns, an erotic film.  For details and tickets visit SHAG at HERE

April 12th – How to F@#k Like a Porn Star – In this Day long intensive workshop, dinner and play party you will learn how to let out your inner sexual porn fabulous self with the technique and passion of a porn star and the skilled intimacy of a masterful lover. Tickets and details can be found HERE

April 13th – Intersections of Queer Performance Art and Pornography & New Performance Art Work (Limit/Less) 7pm – 10pm at the Fabulous Grace Exhibition Space-  Multi-Media Presentation, Queer Performance Art, and Book Signing/Book Launch Party  – Details HERE

March 6th 7:30pm Hotel Rex San Francisco CA  – Reading from “Daddy” by Madison Young along with Joseph Di Prisco (All for Now and Subway to California) and Vicki Marie Stolsen (The Bachelor Chapters).

http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/san-francisco-hotels/hotel-rex/meetings-and-events/salon-series

February 15th  7pm – 10pm Wicked Grounds  289 8th st @Folsom Street in San Francisco California (http://www.wickedgrounds.com) – Book Launch Party, Art Reception, and Reading from “Daddy”. Madison Young will be signing books as well as reading from her new memoir, “Daddy”. Celebrate the release of Madison Young’s first book, Daddy. Madison will be reading from her memoir, as well as unveiling works created by various artists inspired by her new book.

Art works by Dan Berle, Aye Hayward, Alyssa Walker, S.M.Shifflett, Pat Mazzera, James Mogul, Tanya Wischerath, and Madison Young inspired by Ms Young’s newly released memoir, “Daddy” exploring the intricacies, psychology, love, kink , relationship dynamics & gritty reality between a submissive and dominant . In this fascinating and intimate exhibit Madison Young curates painting and photography, side by side with the written word. Opening reception will include a reading of Madison’s memoir along with a book signing.

Join us! Facebook Invite – https://www.facebook.com/events/396542823816245/

Feb 6 – 8th  7pm  – 9pm – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  – ASKEW EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE ART AND FILM FESTIVAL 701 Mission St San Francisco CA

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