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

Friday, April 18, 2008

Photos from last night's reading

More photos are coming, but I wanted to tell you we had a packed room, at least 75 people, out to see a stellar lineup. We'll have video soon too, but you can't capture the looks on people's faces as they passed around the dildo, pictured below, that HoneyB had people fondle while she read (she also had a feather tickler going around the room. Then we did trivia and Lolita Wolf won a copy of HoneyB's Sexcapades and the dildo! Awesome.

These photos are by Viviane of The Sex Carnival.

L to R: Rachel Kramer Bussel, Sarah Thyre, Sofia Quintero, HoneyB, Stephanie Whited, Marie Lyn Bernard

Not pictured (by choice): Suzanne Portnoy

Also, just found out (I have started the book but haven't had time to finish it yet) that In The Flesh gets mentioned in Suzanne Portnoy's new book The Not So Invisible Woman, about her last time reading here. Woo-hoo! My little reading series is now immortalized in print.

On the table last night, photo by Viviane: