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, October 10, 2009

"Sexy Reading"

I came across a piece I wrote, "Sexy Reading," way back in January 2006 over at acclaimed author (and In The Flesh reader) M.J. Rose's blog Buzz, Balls & Hype about In The Flesh and thought I'd share the link and a quote:

Simply listening to a variety of sexual fantasies and stories opens your mind to the wonderful diversity of erotic expression that’s out there—even if it never goes any farther than the written, or, in this case, spoken, word. Some of the raciest erotic writers I know live very quiet, simple suburban lives, but when they sit down at the computer—watch out. They’re having orgies and getting handcuffed and picking up strangers. They’re stripping down to their most naked selves, and, lucky you, they’re willing to take you along for the ride.

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