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 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 for booking or other information or interview requests

Monday, March 20, 2006

In The Flesh in the press

In The Flesh has been getting some good buzz lately - major thanks to The L Magazine for plugging it under "Lust" in their Decadence issue and New York magazine in this week's roundup of barroom readings. To clarify - Amanda Stern's Happy Ending Reading Series is different from In The Flesh. Hers is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday and literary/musical, mine is the 3rd Wednessday of the month and erotic. Both are at Happy Ending Lounge.

Next up is True Sex Confessions Night on April 19th with me, Dan Allen, Jessica Cutler, Miriam Datskovsky, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Judy McGuire, Audacia Ray and Felicia Sullivan. It's at 8 pm and is free and there'll be free candy and book giveaways. If you want a handy postcard to remind you about the next few dates, just email me at rachelkb at with your mailing address or Ill have them on me when I'm out and about.