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, October 05, 2009

Photos from Quickies: Short Erotica, October 2nd

I still owe you photos from September's In The Flesh, but for now, some photos from a spectacular, dare I say perfect, Quickies. All the readers were funny and powerful and got rave reviews from the crowd. The 100 free cupcakes went so quickly I will be getting 200 from now on (meaning October 15th at Sex and Comedy Night)! Thank you so much to all the readers who were so spectacular. Photos by Tess Danesi via Flickr.

John Bredin, Jamie Peck, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Diana Vilibert, Mark Becker – taken by Tess Danesi at Quickies: Short Erotica, October 2, 2009.

100 cupcakes from our sponsor Baked by Melissa (s'mores, tie dye, cinnamon and mint chocolate chip!)

Tess Danesi (who's reading her spanking story from Bottoms Up at our big 4-year anniversary reading/party November 19th) enjoys a cupcake

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