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, March 16, 2009

Marcelle Manhattan immortalizes In The Flesh, at In The Flesh (so meta!)

The definition of meta: I cannot say how honored I am that I and In The Flesh are featured in Marcelle Manhattan's story "Second Date" in X: The Erotic Treasury edited by Susie Bright. Below is her reading the story at February's In The Flesh, plus other readers from our wonderful Susie Bright Night.

I read my bukkake story "A First Time for Everything:"

Ernie Conrick reads from his story in X: The Erotic Treasury:

Lisa Montanarelli, "Loved It and Set It Free"

Nicholas Kaufmann reads from his story in X: The Erotic Treasury:

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