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

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thanks for a full house at Susie Bright Night!

I have all of five minutes at the moment so I just wanted to say a giant THANK YOU to everyone who attended on Thursday, as well as to Melena Ryzik and Jezebel for posting about the event, and all the outstanding staff of Happy Ending Lounge for adding sound downstairs, the stellar bartending, and generally being a fabulous venue. We had well over 80 people by my admittedly rough estimate and they stayed for 2+ hours of smut. Thanks as always to Desiree and Stacie Joy and also to Jen Peters for help in passing out the mounds of food. Photos below by Stacie Joy, see the full set on Flickr. Video TK and if you had a good time, tell your friends and come back March 19th for more!

Susie Bright

February 19th readers

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