EVENTS

Sept. 17, 2022 • Dublin, Ireland 

The International Dublin Writers' Festival 

Details TBA. 

July 29 - Aug. 2, 2022 • Montreal, Canada 

Speaker and Event Organizer at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal, in partnership with MPact Global 

I will be partnering with MPact Global Action at the 2022 International AIDS Conference in Montreal, where I will be speaking and hosting events and discussions to push for sex-positive education around HIV and AIDS. More details to come. 

May 5, 2022 • New York, NY 

"A MOUTH FULL: Queer Storytelling Hour" at Eagle NYC, organized by Dusty Shoulders and featuring oral stories from four queer storytellers 

I am honored to be joining this new queer storytelling event making its debut at the New York Eagle. 

April 29, 2022 • Augusta, GA 

Fist Fest hosts sex writer Alexander Cheves: reading, discussion, and book signing

I am grateful to be invited back to Fist Fest 2022 to read a chapter of my book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions

April 9, 2022 • Palm Springs, CA 

Book reading and signing at the second annual Desert Bloom fisting weekend, hosted by Reegür   

I am excited to read a selection from my book “My Love is a Beast: Confessions." The reading will be followed by a discussion, Q&A, and book signing. I will also be co-hosting two harm-reduction and sobriety morning meetings for sober and moderating attendees. 

March 17, 2022 • Austin, TX 

Panelist for "Tech and the New Fluidity of Male Sexuality" at SXSW, hosted by Sniffies 

The rigidity around male sexuality is crumbling. Now more than ever, attitudes around sexuality are more liberated, mercurial, and permeable. The panel of sexual educators and experts will discuss the acceptance of a new kind of amorphous sexual expression, the simultaneous importance and triviality of labels, and the ways technology has pushed this cultural revolution forward. I am honored to be a panelist alongside sex advice columnist Zachary Zane and nonbinary writer and activist Jacob Tobia. 

Dec. 5, 2021 • Chicago, IL 

The Leather Archives & Museum hosts Alexander Cheves: reading, discussion, and book signing 

I am extremely honored to be invited to this important space celebrating the history of leather culture, where I will be reading a selection from my new book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions. The reading will be followed by a discussion, Q&A, and book signing. 

Nov. 12, 2021 • New York, NY 

Quarto Magazine at Columbia University hosts three queer authors from Unbound Edition Press 

I will be joining my fellow Unbound Edition Press authors Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen, a graduate of Columbia University, and Carlo Matos in reading selections of our new books. 

Nov. 5, 2021 • New York, NY 

Nasty Pig hosts Alexander Cheves, author of My Love Is a Beast: Confessions (official book tour closeout event) 

My friends at Nasty Pig have graciously invited me to host a closeout reading in New York City at their new headquarters. 

Nov. 3, 2021 • Ann Arbor, MI 

Literati Bookstore hosts three queer authors from Unbound Edition Press

Ann Arbor's beloved Literati Bookstore is hosting a virtual reading and discussion. 

Nov. 1, 2021 • New York, NY 

Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series 

Elyssa Goodman and R. C. Gstaad present the Miss Manhattan non-fiction reading series featuring writers David Gutowski, Alexander Cheves, and Alison Kinney. 

Oct. 26, 2021 

Sex expert, Sex Unzipped: A Netflix Comedy Special 

Rap superstar Saweetie hosts a celebration of sexual health and positivity with help from expert sex educators including Dr. Ruth, Dami "Oloni" Olonisakin, and Alexander Cheves alongside candid comedians and uninhibited puppets. Talking heads include Trixie Mattel, Nikki Glaser, Dominique Jackson, Mae Martin, and Michelle Buteau. Coming this fall, only on Netflix. 

Oct. 21, 2021 • Chicago, IL 

Exhibit B at The Martin hosts three queer authors from Unbound Edition Press

The Guild Complex and Exhibit B hosts a reading and discussion with authors Alexander Cheves, Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen, and Carlo Matos at the Martin in Chicago. 

Oct. 20, 2021 • Minneapolis, MN 

Great River Review at the University of Minnesota hosts three queer authors from Unbound Edition Press 

Great River Review hosts a reading and discussion with queer authors Alexander Cheves, Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen, and Carlo Matos as they launch bold new work from Unbound Edition Press. 

Oct. 17, 2021

Guest, The Shaun Proulx Show on SiriusXM Canada Talks 

I am so excited to speak again with the lovely Shaun Proulx, who has this to say: "Special guest is sex writer Alexander Cheves. His debut book My Love Is A Beast: Confessions is out now, and we talk, what else? Sex. Sex panics, pandemic sex, and more sex, in a for-real way you won’t get anywhere else." Catch it on SiriusXM Ch.167 or any time on the SXM App.

Oct. 16, 2021 • Savannah, GA 

Club One on Jefferson hosts an evening with Alexander Cheves, author of My Love Is a Beast: Confessions

I am excited to return to Savannah for a reading and discussion at the city's premier queer nightspot — and my first gay bar — Club One on Jefferson. I will be reading on the world-famous Club One cabaret stage where the late icon The Lady Chablis performed her notorious weekend show. I am a former Savannah resident and graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design, so this event is an eagerly-awaited stop on my national book tour. 

Oct. 12, 2021 

Guest, Savage Lovecast with Dan Savage (episode #781) 

My latest chat with Dan Savage goes live on my book's publication day. For his Second Opinion segment — available to Magnum subscribers — we discuss hooking up with Trump voters, how desire for kink emerges early in life, whether it's "urbanist" to advise rural gay folks to move to cities, and my new book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions. Listen at savage.love or wherever you catch your podcasts. 

Oct. 12, 2021 • Atlanta, GA 

Publication day for My Love Is a Beast: Confessions by Alexander Cheves: reading, discussion, and book signing at Theatrical Outfit 

In partnership with The Advocate and Out Magazine, Atlanta's Theatrical Outfit, one of the city's premiere performance venues, hosts an evening with Alexander Cheves. This event marks the official publication day of his debut book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions, and will include a reading and book signing. 

Oct. 8, 2021 • Augusta, GA 

Fist Fest hosts sex writer Alexander Cheves: reading, discussion, and book signing

I am very honored to be invited to read a chapter of my new book — which details my journey into the fisting world — at the fall gathering of Fist Fest 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. 

Oct. 6, 2021 • Savannah, GA 

Discussion and Q&A with students at the Savannah College of Art & Design, facilitated by Chris Millis

I am invited to speak at my alma mater for a virtual Q&A with students in the writing program of the Savannah College of Art & Design. The discussion is facilitated by Chris Millis, chair of the department and award-winning author of Small Apartments and God and California. 

Sept. 29, 2021 • Portland, OR 

Eagle Portland hosts author Alexander Cheves: reading, discussion and book signing, in partnership with The Advocate and Out Magazine 

I will be reading a selection from my new book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions

Sept. 28, 2021 • Portland, OR 

Q Center Portland hosts authors Alexander Cheves and Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen: reading, discussion, and book signing, in partnership with Another Read Through Books

Q Center Portland, in partnership with Another Read Through Books, hosts Alexander Cheves, sex columnist and author of My Love Is a Beast: Confessions, and Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen, transgender poet and author of the poetry collection Ecologia, both publishing this fall from Unbound Edition Press.  

Sept. 26, 2021 • San Francisco, CA 

Book signing at the Folsom Street Fair

I was honored to sign copies of my book at the Unbound Edition Press booth at the Folsom Street Fair — an annual gathering of kink and leather folk that has profound importance in my life. Unbound Edition Press quietly made history as the first book press represented at the fair, the largest fetish event in the world. 

Sept. 23, 2021 • San Francisco, CA 

Folsom Street Events hosts sex writer Alexander Cheves: reading, discussion, and book signing at the Center for Sex & Culture library and archives 

I will be reading a selection from my book My Love Is a Beast: Confessions, publishing this fall from Unbound Edition Press. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

Sept. 22, 2021 • Los Angeles, CA 

Eagle L.A. hosts Alexander Cheves: reading, discussion, and book signing, in partnership with The Advocate and Out Magazine (official book tour launch event) 

I am exited to launch my national book tour in Los Angeles, where my writing career began several years ago with an internship at The Advocate. The reading will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session. 

Sept. 21, 2021 

Guest writer, "Savage Love" in The Stranger 

I help Dan Savage with another reader-submitted question on "Savage Love," his internationally syndicated sex column. For the post "Power Tripping," we discuss the plight of a self-described straight man whose kink involves dominating — and denying — queer men. Read it here.

June 15, 2021

Guest, Good Sex podcast 

I talk about fisting and more on the Good Sex podcast from Lemonada Media. The cool folks there made me the introductory episode of Season Two. Listen wherever you catch your podcasts.  

May 29, 2021 

Guest, Paul Bright Films  podcast 

In my conversation with Paul Bright, a writer and director of gay indie films, we  talk about how sex scenes in gay movies don’t show what really happens, returning to an active sex life after COVID-19 lockdown, and my upcoming book. Listen or watch

Nov. 9, 2020 • Auburn, AL 

Panelist, "Let's Talk About: Sex," hosted by PERIOD. The Menstrual Movement 

I will speak on a virtual panel hosted by PERIOD., a global youth-led organization that provides sex education and menstrual products to humans in need. The panel will include representatives of an Auburn, Alabama rape crisis center and Auburn University students and will be focused on the need for comprehensive sex education. 

Feb. 26, 2020 • San Francisco, CA 

Leatherman's Discussion Group (LDG) Presents: An Intimate Conversation with Alexander "Beastly" Cheves

I am honored to be invited to speak at the largest community discussion group for leather, kink, and fetish issues in the U.S. The presentation will include an intimate Q&A about my work in queer media, the epidemic of substance abuse among queer men, and my upcoming book. Watch it here

Jan. 2, 2019

Guest writer, "Savage Love" in The Stranger 

As a guest on Dan Savage's popular sex and relationship advice column "Savage Love," I help answer a reader's question about finding porn in an era of stringent (and worsening) internet censorship. Read it here

Jan. 2019

Guest, Loveline with Dr. Chris Donaghue 

I speak with Dr. Chris Donaghue, award-winning author of Rebel Love and Sex Outside the Lines, on the famous radio call-in program Loveline about the dangers of internet censorship. Listen here.

Dec. 25, 2018 

Guest, Savage Lovecast with Dan Savage (Episode #635) 

On my second visit to Dan Savage's podcast, I discuss the disaster of Tumblr's porn ban and my Out Magazine article, "The Dangerous Trend of LGBTQ Censorship on the Internet." Listen here

March 2018 • New York, NY 

Panelist, "HIV/AIDS Healthcare Challenges" at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

I am invited to speak with medical students on a panel that includes HIV/AIDS activists, long-term HIV/AIDS survivors, PrEP advocates, and public health workers. We will discuss the challenges and successes of modern HIV care and prevention, and the panel discussion followed by a Q&A with students. 

Nov. 9-12, 2017 • Los Angeles, CA 

Guest judge, Los Angeles Puppy Pride

I am a contest judge at Los Angeles Puppy Pride, a leather and fetish pageant garnering contestants across California. 

Aug. 22, 2017 

Guest, Savage Lovecast with Dan Savage (Episode #565)

I speak with author and renowned advice columnist Dan Savage on his nationally-syndicated podcast about my article "Straight Folks, There Are Some Spaces You Don't Belong In" in The Advocate and the importance of preserving queer spaces. Listen here

May 2017 

Guest, The Swinger Lifestyle on City World Radio Network 

I speak with representatives of an NYC swingers community about the importance of protecting spaces for all minority sexual communities. Listen on CityWorldRadio.com or AdultSocials.com.

Feb. 2017 

Guest, The Shaun Proulx Show on SiriusXM Canada Talks 

I speak with the wonderful Shaun Proulx, Canada’s "gay Oprah," on his show on Sirius XM Canada Talks about George Michael's passing and the misconceptions of drug use among queer men. 

Nov. 2015 • Savannah, GA 

Speaker and award recipient, SCAD Student Club of the Year Awards 

During my three-year presidency of SCAD Queers & Allies — the LGBTQ+ student support organization of the Savannah College of Art & Design — the club garnered multiple awards and raised the most funds for Relay for Life, thus winning the Student Club of the Year Award. 

May 2014 • Savannah, GA 

Reader and award recipient, Artemis Awards 2014 

Several poems and short fiction pieces were published between 2010 and 2014 in Artemis, the student literary publication of the Savannah College of Art & Design. At the 2014 awards ceremony, I was invited to read several selections of my work. 

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