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

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

In The Flesh in Time Out New York

Along with Storyhole, Fahrenheit, and The Liar Show, In The Flesh is in this week's Time Out New York article Cringe and Purge, about erotic storytelling nights. I said the highlights were Jessica Cutler, Gael Greene, and Dan Allen, though there have been many highlights. When things calm down I want to check out the others (Storyhole is in Greenpoint!).

Here's the intro:

It’s never been easier for New Yorkers to unload the lurid details of their lives.

Perhaps it’s the high rent that leaves them cash-strapped, but apparently, growing numbers of Gothamites are substituting (or supplementing) traditional therapy with more-public forms of unburdening—for example, sharing some of their more salacious sexual escapades with roomfuls of eager strangers. Whether your aim is to spout off, shock or just live vicariously, there are now a slew of open mikes, public readings—even a game-show-like event—where you can let your slip show, Freudian or otherwise.—Daniel Derouchie

Read the whole piece

Thanks Daniel and Time Out New York! Next reading is the fabulous GLBT Erotica night on June 20th and I have a LOT of free books to give away!