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

Thursday, May 18, 2006

SO much fun!

I don't have much time now to recap the latest, fabulous In The Flesh, other than to thank all the readers and everyone (so many of you!) who showed up. It was another spectacular night filled with self-spanking to punctuate readings, twincest, a sexy massage and a black jacuzzi, an Israeli seduction, some spanking voyeurism, some hot Election Night 2004 kinky sex, and a brilliant teacher/student prison scene role-playing scenario. I know it sounds bizarre, and it was, but also sexy and hilarious. I'll be adding updates here when I can, which may not be next week considering that tonight I'm off to DC for BEA. I've got my camera, tape recorder, and laptop, along with my enthusiasm for an endless stream of free books, parties, cupcakes, and friends.

Check out the authors who read at In The Flesh for more about their work:

Charlie Anders

Ron Bass

Polly Frost

Emily Scarlet Kramer of CAKE

Sofia Quintero

Leora Skolkin-Smith