In the Flesh is a monthly reading series held the third Thursday of every month at the appropriately named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city's best erotic writers sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by erotic writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing series, Do Not Disturb, Spanked, Dirty Girls, etc.). From erotic poetry to down and dirty smut, these authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Themed nights have included True Sex Confessions, Revenge of the Sex Columnists, GLBT Night, and Comedy Sex. Readers have included Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Susie Bright, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Martha Garvey, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Tsaurah Litzky, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Veronica Vera, Zane and others. In The Flesh debuted in October 2005. Contact rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com for bookings, press, or questions. Click here In The Flesh: Los Angeles. “…writer and host Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures to the Happy Ending lounge on the Lower East Side.,” New York Times UrbanEye newsletter, August 15, 2007 email rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com for booking or other information or interview requests

Saturday, March 18, 2006

April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November In The Flesh lineups

I'm happy to report that In The Flesh will also be going on all summer and into the fall. Here are the latest lineups, and I'll have July's and August's up when they're booked.

April 19, 2006, 8pm


In The Flesh Reading Series, Happy Ending Bar

Sexy nonfiction on the theme of "True Confessions" from local erotic authors, sex columnists, and personalities including comedian Dan Allen, Jessica Cutler (The Washingtonienne), Miriam Datskovsky (Columbia Spectator sex columnist), Josh Kilmer-Purcell (former drag queen, author, I Am Not Myself These Days), Judy McGuire (Dategirl columnist for Seattle Weekly), Audacia Ray (wakingvixen.com) and memoirist Felicia Sullivan. Free refreshments will be served.
Audience members will also have the chance to anonymously submit their own true sex confessions to be read aloud.
302 Broome Street, NYC

Directions: B/D to Grand, F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Bowery

Free.



May 17, 2006, 8pm


In The Flesh Reading Series, Happy Ending Bar

Featuring Sofia Quintero (Divas Don't Yield, Friday Night Chicas, Black Artemis novels), Emily Scarlet Kramer of CAKE and co-author of A Piece of Cake: Recipes for Female Sexual Pleasure, Leora Skolkin-Smith, author of Edges: O Israel, O Palestine), Polly Frost (Tawny Roberts Private Access, "Sex Scenes"), Charie Anders (Choir Boy, She's Such a Geek) and Ron Bass ("The Varities of Orgasmic Experience"). Free refreshments will be served.
302 Broome Street, NYC

Directions: B/D to Grand, F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Bowery

Free.



June 21, 2006, 8pm


In The Flesh Reading Series, Happy Ending Bar

GLBT Night with Cheryl B. (Best Lesbian Erotica, Coming Out of the Closet Again), Gena Hymowech (First-Timers: True Stories of Lesbian Awakening), Trebor Healey (Through It Came Bright Colors, Sweet Son of Pan), Sam J. Miller (Velvet Mafia, Best Gay Erotica 2006), Scott Pomfret (Romentics, Hot Sauce, Hot Gay Erotica, Honcho, Playguy), and Jane Vincent (Educated Slut blog, Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong, First-Timers: True Stories of Lesbian Awakening). Free refreshments will be served.
302 Broome Street, NYC

Directions: B/D to Grand, F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Bowery

Free.



July 19, 2006, 8pm


In The Flesh Reading Series, Happy Ending Bar

With Diana Cage (Box Lunch, Bottoms Up, On Our Backs Guide to Lesbian Sex), Desiree Burch (SMUT Series), Zaedryn Meade, Doreen Orsini (No One But Madison, Tanner's Angel, Hunting Diana), contributors to The MILF Anthology, rest of lineup TBA.
Free refreshments will be served.
302 Broome Street, NYC

Directions: B/D to Grand, F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Bowery

Free.



August 16, 2006, 8pm


In The Flesh Reading Series, Happy Ending Bar

With Lily Burana (Try, Strip City), Shari Goldhagen (Family and Other Accidents), Caridad Piñeiro (Sex and the South Beach Chicas, The Calling Vampire series), Shane Luitjens (Revolutionary Voices, Suspect Thoughts), Marie Lyn Bernard (Cleansheets, Best American Erotica 2007), Riain Grey (Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Scarlet Letters), and Lisa Montanarelli (Whipped!, Strange But True).
Free refreshments will be served.
302 Broome Street, NYC

Directions: B/D to Grand, F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Bowery

Free.



September 20, 2006, 8 pm


REVENTE OF THE SEX COLUMNISTS!
In The Flesh Reading Series, Happy Ending Bar

With Julia Allison (AM NY dating columnist), Laura Leu (Underdares, Penthouse "Sex Diary" columnist), Jamye Waxman (Playgirl sex advice columnist), Ellen Friedrichs, rest of lineup TBA.
Free refreshments will be served.
302 Broome Street, NYC

Directions: B/D to Grand, F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Bowery

Free.



October 18, 2006, 8 pm


In The Flesh Reading Series, Happy Ending Bar

With Jami Attenberg (Instant Love), Mo Beasley and Urban Erotika, Christen Clifford (17 Guys I Fucked, Baby Love), and P.F. Kozak (Sins and Secrets.
Free refreshments will be served.
302 Broome Street, NYC

Directions: B/D to Grand, F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Bowery

Free.



November 15, 2006, 8 pm


Comic Sex Night at In The Flesh Reading Series, Happy Ending Bar

Funny sex stories from some of NYC's funniest comedians. With Sara Jo Allocco, Claudia Cogan, Jessica Delfino, Todd Levin, Mindy Raf, Baron Vaughn, and musical guest Adira Amram.
Free refreshments will be served.
302 Broome Street, NYC

Directions: B/D to Grand, F to Delancey, J/M/Z to Bowery

Free.

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