Unrepentant Whore:
Collected Work of Scarlot Harlot
PO Box 210256, San Francisco, CA 94121
harlot@unrepentantwhore.com 415-751-1659

Schedule of Presentations

Please refer to the dates below for performances and presentations by Carol Leigh AKA Scarlot Harlot, San Francisco icon, longtime activist/artist and "sex worker" (she coined the term). If you would like to book Scarlot Harlot at your venue, visit Leigh's Presentation Description Page. Also visit Unrepentant Whore: Collected Work of Scarlot Harlot.

Performances and Presentations: Late Summer and Fall 2004

July 26, Monday@7 PM Sex Worker Reading: Canvas Cafe: Lit at the Canvas: "Sexual Frustration in the Workplace? 1200 9th Ave 9th at Lincoln, San Francisco w/Lady Monster , David Henry Sterry, Josh Wilson Liz Henry, MC - Sherilyn Connelly.

July 30, Friday@1:45 Workshop: Sluts Unite! Sex Worker Activism at Ladyfest , Everett Middle School.

Sex Worker Sluts Unite! (workshop)
at Everett Middle School (450 Church St., 415-241-6344)
This workshop will include updates on sex worker rights activism including the recent SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project) ballot initiative campaign for decriminalization in Berkeley. We will also review international and national laws and trends in anti-sex worker movements from Sweden to the Czech Republic to the US. We will examine successes in recent efforts to unionize and develop sex worker run businesses, as well as national legislation, which is part of a repressive campaign against sex workers. Featuring video documentation on events around the world by Scarlot Harlot (Carol Leigh).

July 31, Saturday @ All Day, Times TBA, COYOTE and SWOP will be tabling, selling T-Shirts, books and providing information (and stickers) for your sex worker activist lifestyle! Ladyfest Bazaar, 450 Church, Everett Middle School, San Francisco.

August 1, Sunday @ 1 PM, Sunday, Femina Potens, 465 S. Van Ness SF, Smut Reading w/ Diana Cage, Carol Queen, Scarlot Harlot, Melinda Addams and Tina Butcher at Ladyfest.

August 13, Friday @ 8 PM SF Women Againgainst Rape present Art Against Rape. The Women's Building 3543 18th Street San Francisco.

Sept 13, Monday@ 7:00PM Scarot Harlot Book Signing at Different Light Bookstore in San Francisco, Castro Street


Oct 7, Thursday@ 7:00PM Scarot Harlot Book Signing at Books, Incorporated on Market Street in San Francisco.

October 9, University of San Francisco Law School, National Lawyer's Guild Conference. Panel: "Sex and The Law" Carol Leigh, Carol Queen and Katya Kamisaruk.

October 9, Berkeley Debbie Moore and Xplicit Players host book signing for Scarlot Harlot.

October 15th Litquake. Scarlot wins "Best of Show" award at Litquake reading TALES FROM THE EDGE: SMALL PRESSES MAKE THEIR MARK.

Nov 4-6, Tucson Arizona- Scarot Harlot performs (and documents) Tucson's Fourth Sex Worker Arts Festival. November 8th, Pussy Power revue at Club Congress!

Nov 18, Thursday@ 11:00 am Scarot Harlot at UC Daivis School of Law.

Spring 2004 Events

Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 8:00am - 10:00am The White Dog Cafe Philadelphia at 5th Annual Prevention Summit
Breakfast Forum III - Sex Workers and HIV: The Adventures of Scarlot Harlot -$15, reservations. Visit http://www.fight.org/aem/calendar.asp

Thursday, June 24, 2003 8:30-:4:30 Philadelphia Convention Center 5th Annual Prevention Summit- Find out more at http://www.fight.org/aem/calendar.asp

June 12, 2004 with Writers with Drinks (writerswithdrinks.com) The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco CA

May 18, 2004 at Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia Street 7:30 PM

May 4th, 2004 at Good Vibrations, 603 Valencia, 8 PM

Dates/Locations International:

Friday June 18th at 9 PM in Montreal, Canada at "Soiree Red Light" Cabaret & Party Station C, 1450 rue Ste Catherine Est - corner Plessis, in conjunction with Montreal's Turn Up The Heat! Festival for The Rights of Sex Workers, June 14 -19

Saturday, June 19th at 7 PM (time to be confirmed) at Come As You Are-Venez tels quels ,5427 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal

Contact and info:
415-751-1659, harlot@unrepentantwhore.com

Visit the photo download page for a link to hi-res photos for publication.

Description of Presentations (individual events vary):
Scarlot Harlot will sing, dance, read and deliver various forms of schtick from her new book Unrepentant Whore: Collected Works of Scarlot Harlot. The evening will also include a discussion on recent activist efforts to decriminalization prostitution and a report on trafficking and sex workers' rights from Leigh's recent trip (returning May 3rd) to a conference "Legal Constraints and Possibilities in Protecting the Rights of Sex Workers", An International Conference on the Sex Industry and Workers' Rights "Co-organised by Ziteng and the Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong. You can buy Leigh's book or a 'Slut's Unite' or 'U.S. Out of My Underwear' T-Shirt. Visit swop-usa.org for more information about the Berkeley Initiative to Decriminalize Prostitution.

The Book:
Unrepentant Whore: Collected Works of Scarlot Harlot- 240 pages/paperback ISBN 0-86719-584-3, Last Gasp, 777 Florida St. , San Francisco, CA 94110 , www.lastgasp.com

Scarlot Harlot, unrepentant whore, activist, and artist, is a brazen, brainy hooker. Since the late 1970s, Harlot (AKA Carol Leigh) has written, performed and produced work in a variety of genres on women's issues and her experiences in the sex industry. This collection of articles and essays documents over twenty years of prostitute radicalism from a leader of the sex workers' rights movement. Heady, political, and sexy, these autobiographical missives defend sex, queer rights and reproductive freedom and attack fundamentalist feminism, economic injustice and discrimination. Leigh's writings explore a historic cultural and artistic underground from an irreverent point of view, challenging conventions of sexuality, aesthetics, technology and prevailing social mores. Included are photographs of boudoir scenes, nudes and political street theatre by notable photographers including Annie Sprinkle, Ann Marie Rousseau, Jane P. Cleland and Michele Clement.

Carol Leigh has been a sex worker and activist since the late seventies. A writer and performance artist (AKA Scarlot Harlot), she first used the term 'sex worker' in 1978. For several years Leigh volunteered at the HIV Prevention Project (needle exchange) in the women's site mission food program and directed a street outreach program in the Tenderloin. As a founding member of ACT UP, she organized a campaign against mandatory HIV testing of prostitutes. She was seated on the San Francisco Board of Supervisor's Task Force on Prostitution representing San Francisco's Commission on the Status of Women. Leigh currently directs and curates the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Video Festival. She collaborates with sex worker activists around the world from Sweden to Hong Kong. She toured for the last two years with the Sex Workers Art Show Tour ( http://www.sexworkersartshow.com ). Her video, Blind Eye To Justice: HIV+ Women Incarcerated in California is narrated by Angela Davis. She is a COYOTE and SWOP member and on the advisory board of the St. James Infirmary.