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, April 14, 2008

March In The Flesh on YouTube and In The Flesh LA

We've finally got March's readings up - and Chelsea Summers' will be coming soon, audio only. Don't forget this Thursday's (April 17) In The Flesh, details below! Also, I'm thrilled to announce that the wonderful Carly Milne, author of Sexography and editor of Naked Ambition, is launching In The Flesh in Los Angeles! I'll be reading at the kickoff event (with Nina Hartley!!) on May 29th at Freddy and Eddy. More details soon.

Below: Josh Kilmer-Purcell reading from Sebastian Horsley's memoir Dandy in the Underworld, me reading my story "Make Me" from Yes, Sir: Erotic Stories of Female Submission, Cheri Magid's "The Dog Lover" and Megan Abbott and Charles Ardai from Hard Case Crime.