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.
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
Another fabulous night!
THANK YOU to everyone who came and packed Happy Ending for a really amazing In The Flesh. We will have photos and video of me, Michelle Herrera Mulligan, and Elisha Miranda coming soon. Everyone did an amazing job and while I was cursing myself for bringing too much stuff as one of my three Duane Reade bags broke on my way to hail a taxi, it was worth it. Thanks also to FreeNYC, NYRemezcla,
and New York
magazine for listing it. September 20th is BEST OF night. You don't want to miss it. I'll be reading my kinky gym story "Make Me," and in October, at Virgin Night, I'll be reading "A First Time for Everything," this very, very dirty (but of course) bukkake story. If you don't know what that is, look it up, and know that you're in good company along with the protagonist of Warren Ellis's novel Crooked Little Vein
(it's a small but amusing plot point).