The "Who" - About Stella
Stella Fosse is a writer in her sixties whose erotic life bloomed in her fifties. Stella captured this surprising turn of events in short fiction, which she shared at the Dirty Old Women reading series in Oakland, California. She chose the pseudonym, Stella Fosse, to spare her adult children the embarrassment of a mother who writes erotica. By now the children are more or less resigned, but Stella keeps the name just in case.
In 2016, Stella and her friend Susan Kuchinskas founded a writing group called Elderotica for women over fifty. With monthly meetings to share story writing and friendship, Elderotica has become a great support group for Bay Area women exploring creativity and sexuality after midlife.
Stella leads erotic writing workshops based on the concept of creativity as play. Her new book empowering women through erotic writing “Aphrodite’s Pen: The Power of Writing Erotica After Midlife” will be published by North Atlantic Press in late summer 2019. Through anecdote, playful exercises, interviews and writing samples, the book encourages ripe women to explore erotic writing as a joyful practice. Stella plans to expand this writing group concept to other locations, including her new home state of North Carolina.
And you are invited to explore the collaborative writing project, the Palace of Wisdom, as well as other joys of this web site. Stella wishes you joy exploring!
The "Why" - Stella's Manifesto.
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All That Legal Stuff
Stella Fosse, Author
Mailing Address: 125 S Estes Drive #4311, Chapel Hill, NC 27514,
Stella: stella [at] stellafosse [dot] com
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