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
Authors: get on Booktour.com
For any In The Flesh readers or other published authors, I recommend checking out Booktour.com, 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 Booktour.com today!
(I also heartily recommend listing your events on Upcoming.org, 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.