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

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Snapshots from last week's In The Flesh

There are more photos by the wonderful Stacie Joy, but for now, a few from last week's In The Flesh:

L to R: Carly Milne, Amie Evans, Bob Smith, Aimee Herman, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Cecilia Tan
in front: Charlie Vazquez, Cris Beam

My Vagina is for Lovers t-shirt can be purchased from the fabulous cookie maker Dana Taylor at

Cris Beam read her "dyke" entry from Ellen Sussman's anthology Dirty Words

Carly Milne reads from Sexography:

Charlie Vazquez:

Some of the swag I gave away:

See more pics in Stacie Joy's photo set

And just for fun, my wonderful friends Allison Bojarski, Desiree Moodie, and Twanna Hines (Allison and Twanna have read at In The Flesh, and I'd love for Desiree to read someday):

Girlie hug

More photos coming soon!