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

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In The Flesh on Flickr

I know you'll be there August 20th for our crazy fabulous lineup. Quickies was short, sweet, and snack-filled, and a good lesson in the power of less. Remember, when reading, less really is more. I promise you. No idea if we will be doing another Quickies - I think not, since I'm already way overworked with running this series, but if the opportunity arises, I will consider it.

Snacks at Quickies - Baked by Melissa cupcakes will be back for In The Flesh August 20th along with many other treats

I still owe you some videos, though if you missed Mike Daisey's reading, you missed out and should make sure you mark your calendars next time. Everyone else's are currently on YouTube and most will be up here soon.

I will soon be posting a list of all 200+ readers who've read at In The Flesh since October 2005, but in the meantime, peruse the photos and add your own in our brand-new Flickr group, inspired by the Sex Worker Literati Flickr group.

The official In The Flesh Flickr account also has some photos - someday I will get it updated!

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