Sunday, July 25, 2010

Two classes in Toronto

If you can't make it to (and through!) the intense, 3-day class Midori and I are doing on making your SM relationship all it can be, then consider a nice short class on another topic in one of my favorite cities!

Service Development – Making Yourself Ready to be Useful
Monday, August 2
2PM – 4pm
Renegade (www.renegadeonline.ca)
1266 Queen Street West, Toronto
$20 in advance, $30 at the door
email perspectivesinpower@gmail.com for details

When you are ready to go from “I’d like to” to “I will,” when you’ve moved beyond “whatever you like” to being sure about what you’re capable of offering, this class on service is for you. Laura will discuss the service resume, the butler book, the art of offering, and more. The workshop will also include an interactive discussion on what to do to prepare yourself, specific things to learn and how to find them, tips on what to do when the Top says “I don’t know” and when to ask for help and from who.

Advanced registration is available by emailing perspectivesonpower@gmail.com or tracking down Darren at a local event. Only those who have paid in full will be eligible for the $20 price.


Tell me What You Want, What You Really, REALLY Want
With Laura Antoniou
Often, when we try to tell our partners what we like or want, those words are filtered through things like expectations, projection, fear, shame and verbal shortcuts. Expand your creativity and verbal skills beyond “I like flogging” or ” anything you want” through an interactive game and exercise. Learn how creative communication and courageous risk-taking can make your relationship and play more intimate, satisfying and fun. Say what you mean, and mean what you say – and make it flirtatious and seductive!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 7:30 – 9:30pm (People of all genders welcome.)
Where: Come As You Are
Cost:$30/person (Sliding Scale Available)
http://www.comeasyouare.com


If anyone in Toronto can make themselves available to help an author on her own in the city, drop me a line at Laura at lantoniou dot com  I could use rides, maybe a tour, maybe come company for dinner?

Monday, July 05, 2010

Upcoming appearances with new updates!

Upcoming appearances – with the latest updates!
THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS
July 16-18

Denver, CO
www.thunderinthemountains.com
I’m thrilled to return to what is one of my favorite leather events in the country. I’m teaching two workshops: “Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want” and “Inconceivable! When What You Thought Would Never Happen….Happens!”

PASSIONATE BONDS
July 30-August 1

Toronto, ONT
http://fhp-inc.com/classdetails.php?id=120
My friend (and internationally acclaimed educator) Midori and I have been teaming up to co-teach an intensive, weekend-long class designed for real people who enjoy power dynamics and want to have quality relationships that suit their hungers and needs. This weekend will include lectures, group discussions and exercises, with time for reflection and time for pure fun. We have developed a unique curriculum that will help you design a protocol and relationship dynamic that fits you and your relationship needs. For the folks who find that a 90-minute workshop doesn’t give them all they want, this weekend is for you. To register, visit the site above. And don’t forget – if you’d like us to bring this weekend event to your community, contact us for details.

Service Development – Making Yourself Ready to be Useful
Monday, August 2

2PM – 4pm
Renegade (www.renegadeonline.ca)
1266 Queen Street West, Toronto
$20 in advance, $30 at the door
email perspectivesinpower@gmail.com for details
When you are ready to go from “I’d like to” to “I will,” when you’ve moved beyond “whatever you like” to being sure about what you’re capable of offering, this class on service is for you. Laura will discuss the service resume, the butler book, the art of offering, and more. The workshop will also include an interactive discussion on what to do to prepare yourself, specific things to learn and how to find them, tips on what to do when the Top says “I don’t know” and when to ask for help and from who.
Advanced registration is available by emailing perspectivesonpower@gmail.com or tracking down Darren at a local event. Only those who have paid in full will be eligible for the $20 price.

Come As You Are
August 3

Toronto, Canada
http://www.comeasyouare.com
Tell me What You Want, What You Really, REALLY Want
What You Really, Really Want
With Laura Antoniou
Often, when we try to tell our partners what we like or want, those words are filtered through things like expectations, projection, fear, shame and verbal shortcuts. Expand your creativity and verbal skills beyond “I like flogging” or ” anything you want” through an interactive game and exercise. Learn how creative communication and courageous risk-taking can make your relationship and play more intimate, satisfying and fun. Say what you mean, and mean what you say – and make it flirtatious and seductive!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 7:30 – 9:30pm (People of all genders welcome.)
Where: Come As You Are
Cost:$30/person (Sliding Scale Available)

LONG ISLAND LEATHER & ROSES
August 10

Brentwood, NY
http://www.lilnr.org/
“Far, far from the skylines of Manhattan, where the roads stretch dark and twisted like squid ink fettichini, there, where no public transportation enables you to go, there, in the chain of towns all ending in –bay or –port, live the sub-urban people.” –The Little Urban Maid by Laura Antoniou
Yes, I’m headed to the wilds of Long Island for to read from my upcoming Marketplace novel, “The Inheritor.” All are welcome, but there is a small fee for non-members.

FLOATING WORLD
August 20-22

Edison, NJ
http://floatingworld.dreamhosters.com/web/
A lot of folks have wanted me to come to this huge convention of erotic, sexual pleasure. I’ll be presenting two workshops: Creative Disobedience (The Art of Being a Wiseass) and The Way of It (Designing and Maintaining Your Personal Protocol).

OCTOBER – AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Yep, I’m going to the lands of the Ozzies and the Kiwis. I have two definite appearances, and room for more if you’re interested in hiring me to come to your part of the Land Down Under.

THE GATHERING
October 1-4

Sydney, Australia
http://www.regonline.com.au/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=849933
I’m honored to be keynoting this BDSM event on my first trip to Australia. I’ll also be presenting some classes, which will be announced shortly.

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
October 22-25

Christchurch, New Zealand
http://southernexposure.gen.nz/home.html
Those Kiwis sure know how to keep a butch busy! I’ll be presenting four workshops at this fabulous event: The Way Of It (Establishing and Maintaining Protocol Within Relationships), For Your Own Good (Using Punishments in Your SM Relationships), Have a Cookie (Using Rewards in Your SM Relationship) and Too Kinky for Words: Playing Way Off The Edge.