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, December 21, 2009

Class of 2009 thanks from In The Flesh Reading Series

I (Rachel) wanted to thank all of our amazing readers and performers of 2009, listed here in alphabetical order. There were also some wonderful readers at the short-lived Quickies.

Links to everyone should be found on the In The Flesh master list (I need to add the most recent readers). Please fan In The Flesh on Facebook, follow us @InTheFleshNYC on Twitter and for monthly email reminders, sign up for my monthly mailing list at

As always, special thanks to Happy Ending Lounge for being a wonderful, supportive venue!

Abiola Abrams
Mara Altman
Mo Beasley
Marty Beckerman
Jenny Block
Jennifer Blowdryer
Paula Bomer
Susie Bright
Lily Burana
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Diana Cage
Megan Carpentier
Carolyn Castiglia
Pari Chang
Kerry Cohen
Ernie Conrick
Mike Daisey
Tess Danesi
Anna David
Paula Derrow
Nicolette Dixon
Kelli Dunham
Jeremy Edwards
Sherri Eldin
Emily Farris
Shayna Ferm
Martha Garvey
Sèphera Girón
Robin Glasser
Johanna Gohmann
Suzanne Guillette
Zoe Hansen
Megan Hart
Seth Herzog
Dan Hirshon
Shawn Hollenbach
Isobella Jade
Maxim Jakubowski
Victoria Janssen
Diana Joseph
Blaise K (Blaise Allyson Kearsley)
Nicholas Kaufmann
Erica Kennedy
D.L. King
Lisa Beth Kovetz
Jeff Jeudy
Margot Leitman
Gideon Levy
Tsaurah Liztky
Rosalind Christine Lloyd
Shannon Lower
Joshua Lyon
Jeff Mac
Marcelle Manhattan
Madlyn March
Anna Marrian
Julie Metz
Lisa Montanarelli
Gary Morganstein
DeAngela Napier
Jennifer Peters
Kimberly “Q”
Mindy Raf
Audacia Ray
Reverend Jen
Cristy C. Road
J.L. Scott
Sinclair Sexsmith
Koren Shadmi
Susan Shapiro
Abby Sher
Amy Sohn
Diana Spechler
Rob Stephenson
David Henry Sterry
Chelsea Summers
Sarah Wendell
Xan West
Susan Wright
Craig Yoe

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