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, September 26, 2008

Monica Day reading at August's In The Flesh

We need more erotic poets at In The Flesh. Watch Monica Day to hear why. If you are one and want to read November 20th, write me at rachelkb at with writing samples and "In The Flesh" in the subject line.

Monica Day reading in August at In The Flesh. Catch her, and me, and you too if you choose (it's an open mic) on Wednesday, October 1st at Bowery Poetry Club:

The Sensual Life presents…
Living The Sensual Life:
An Evening of Erotic Open Mic

Join us for an evening of seduction and truth-telling…
art and pleasure… to a place where raw desire collides with expression, and explodes.
Bring your poems, stories, songs, art – however the spirit of Eros moves you to create, we want you to share and explore with us. Sure to send tingles down your spine – among other places.
Place: The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery St.
Time: 8pm (sharp) to 9:30pm
Fall Dates: 9/3, 10/1 & 11/12
Admission: $10 (bring a friend for free)
*Recommended: writers and artists call ahead to ensure

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