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, August 06, 2007

Authors: get on

For any In The Flesh readers or other published authors, I recommend checking out, a new site that I'm using to promote my upcoming readings. And if you sign up with this URL, you'll help me out as part of a contest they're having for referrers. Why do I like it? It's like an Upcoming, but for books. It's new, and they're quickly adding features. I emailed and asked if they'd add an erotica category, and lo and behold, a few days later they did! It's free, easy to use, and for readers, it's great - they send you an email every week telling you who's reading in your city. And it's co-run by Kevin Smokler, editor of the anthology Bookmark Now, who has pioneered the virtual book tour and clearly knows what he's doing. So sign up at today! (I also heartily recommend listing your events on, Craigslist, Mediabistro, and in your local websites and newspapers. I try my best to poll In The Flesh readers on how they heard about it, and they come from all over, so every little bit helps.