First Publication Out Now

First Publication Out Now

Thursday, 24 July 2014

So we played LFest in Uttoxeter and we stormed it as usual.
De Castro world-renown clown and founderof CPP joined the ranks.
She arrived on Sunday and texted me:

"When I get to the festival where do I go?"
"Drive to the artists' enclosure."
"Will I find you there?" 
"Will it be easy? I'm used to Glastonbury, you know."

De Castro A - this is LFest Breau. 


Monday, 10 March 2014

Review for The Butch Monologues

                Still feeling elated from an amazing Premiere at WOW festival on the Southbank!

                              Queues were round the block and we couldn't fit everyone in.
                                      A brilliant start for The Drakes and The Butch Monologues.

                 There is an amazing review by Lois Weaver released today on Diva Magazine's website.


              #butch #moc #gender #lgbt #boi #lover #femme #wink #twinkle #keys #drakes

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Dr B has been making the final edits and cuts to The Butch Monologues. 
Last rehearsals are now happening. 
The Private View takes place on Thursday, 6th March. 
The World Premiere is on Saturday, 8th March, at WOW festival. 

                                              The Drakes have everything in place including all the
                                                 soaps & wax & scent that anyone can hope for.


           #butch #toiletries #femme #desire #bravado #vulnerability #wonderland #dom #dagger  

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Butch Monologues
Article in Diva out now "Beyond The Stereotypes"
March Edition.
The tickets at WOW are selling.
Be quick if you don't want to be disappointed!

Monday, 24 February 2014

Naked Girls Reading: KINK

The pre-view tickets have sold out.  

But there will be full price tickets available on the door.

Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. 

Start: 19.30.

Vogue Fabrics. 66 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7 XB.



#naked #girls #kink #hotpencil #press #spoken #word #sex #love #food #drink #words

Monday, 17 February 2014

Naked Girls Reading


Naked Girls Reading on 27th February.
Hit up the event brite.
Tickets are now selling for our 5 girls Gia, Bica, Jamila, Lucy and the Masked Reader.
It's gonna be a great night.

#kink #hotpencil #reading #vogue #fabrics

Monday, 10 February 2014

The First Rehearsal

The Butch Monologues 

It's our first read through of The Butch Monologues full script, tonight. 
At last, it'll be great to hear the 90 pages read outloud for the first time. 
It's a flicker book ride through the butch experience. 
The full company of Drakes arrives at 19.00.
Looking forward!

"It's a love letter.
It's a manifesto. 
It's a way of life."

The Butch Monologues. 

#breaux #boi #ag #stud #masculin #macha #wow 
#hotpencil #press 


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Naked Girls Reading

It's going to be a busy few weeks for hotpencil!
Just a week prior to The Butch Monologues at WOW on the Southbank
We are curating a literary salon with a twist.
Naked Girls Reading at Vogue Fabrics, N16.
All the details are via our Facebook Page.
Tickets are already being booked on line so we would advise getting in on the act early to avoid disappointment.
That's all for now.
Dr B & Serge

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Personnel Updates

The Butch Monologues.

Writer: Laura Bridgeman

Producer: hotpencil press.

Director: Julie Mcnamara from Vital Exposure.

Photographer: Oskar Marchock,

Company: The Drakes.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Butch Monologues

                              *** News Hot Off  The Press ***
         hotpencil press in association with The Drakes presents

   The Butch Monologues

Hot on the heels of There Is No Word For It – The (Trans) Mangina Monologues, hotpencil press presents a brand new collection of stories recording the female masculine experience. The Butch Monologues uses verbatim interviews with Butch Identified women living in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and the Caribbean. The Butch Monologues re-positions the negative, socially threatening concept of female masculinity into a place of pride. Following the footsteps of Judith (Jack) Halberstam (Female Masculinity) and Leslie Feinberg (Stone Butch Blues), hotpencil shake off old terminology and reposition Butch. In punchy sections to be read out loud, The Butch Monologues explores butch identity, sex and sexuality with a no-holes bared approach. Using urgency and humour, this unique collection offers fresh language and intonation on butch beginnings, butch desire and desirability, butch bravado and vulnerability, butch on femme sex, butch on butch sex, switches, stones, violence, heroes and clothing.

Readings will feature the Drakes: the UK’s first butch members group.

“It’s a love letter. It’s a manifesto. It’s a way of life.”
The Butch Monologues

Review for hotpencil press’s There Is No Word For It

“It is poignant, bawdy, lyrical and sometimes terrifying.”

Roz Kaveney, Times Literary Supplement.

[hotpencil> press

Details to follow. 

Private View,The Bell. Liverpool Street, 6th March, 2014. 
World Premiere, WOW festival, The Southbank. 8th March, 2014.