Monday 13.6 at 6pm: Erotic fiction and dystopia – short stories by Silke Brandt

 Dear friend of Arkadia, You are warmly invited to Erotic fiction and dystopia – short stories by Silke Brandt on Monday 13.6 at 6pm. Silke would be delighted to debate with you on the following questions: Why is erotic and horror fiction often badly executed? Readers expect these texts to be cheap, just for the thrill: no style, no thought. What solutions may be found? What could writers do – technically, artistically, philosophically – to change that situation? What do readers seek in fiction? The reading and the ensuing discussion will be English. Welcome! Warm regards, Ian Entrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome! Erotic fiction and dystopia – short stories by Silke Brandt Silke reads from “Vertebrae”, an erotic text on the fictional relationship between two historical serial killers. It’s less about violence than finding beauty in strange places, telling about the fears of people who themselves are perceived as monsters. The plot’s structure corresponds to chiropractic connection between organs and vertebrae. Secondly “The Unnamed Zone”, a dark story on suppressed history – about a rural, post-apocalyptic society, where the abnormal is everyday-life: superstitions, healing methods, caretaking, nightmares and dementia. Silke Brandt is a German-based culture worker, journalist and writer living in Helsinki. Her essays and a short story have been published in German and international books. Copies of the erotic anthology including “Vertebrae” (in German) will be available at Arkadia.