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 gmail.com 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 gmail.com for booking or other information or interview requests

Thursday, January 28, 2010

In the Flesh Reading Series lineups February-May

Mark your calendars! February 18thw ill start at 7:30; all other readings 8-10 pm unless otherwise noted. FREE, 21+, no reservations, seating is limited.

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
LOVE AND LUST NIGHT
February 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM - note early start time (doors at 7)
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Between Forsyth & Eldridge. Look for the hot pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club."
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676
http://www.inthefleshreadingseries.com


Published authors from New York, Portland and London offer up their post-Valentine's Day take on Love and Lust at In The Flesh Reading Series. Join Jami Attenberg (The Melting Season), Michelle Churchill (I Thought I Grew Up), Julie Klausner (I Don't Care About Your Band), Michael Musto (Village Voice gossip columnist, author, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back), Suzanne Portnoy (The Not So Invisible Woman), Kevin Sampsell (A Common Pornography: A Memoir), Rakesh Satyal (Blue Boy) and Justin Taylor (Everything Here Is The Best Thing Ever). Hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing 2010, Peep Show). Authors' books will be available for sale. Cupcakes by Baked by Melissa will be served.

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
BDSM NIGHT
March 18 at 8:00 PM (doors at 7, we recommend arriving at 7:30 to get a seat)
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Between Forsyth & Eldridge. Look for the hot pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club."
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676
http://www.inthefleshreadingseries.com


With Melissa Febos (Whip Smart), Selina Fire (Pleasure Salon),Monk (Twistedmonk.com), Julie Powell (Cleaving), Xan West (contributor, Best SM Erotica 3), Mollena Williams, Lolita Wolf (LeatherYenta.com) and feminist porn star Madison Young (MadisonBound.com). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing 2010, Bottoms Up, Spanked, Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am). Snacks along with free cupcakes by Baked by Melissa will be served. Authors' books will be available for sale.

April 15
Nerd Sex Night
Mike Albo (The Underminer), Emily Cavalier (blogger, Dangerously Enthusiastic), sexual health researcher Laura G. Duncan, Penthouse Pet Ryan Keely, Akiko Moorman, Stephen Elliott (The Adderall Diaries). Free cupcakes by Baked by Melissa and chips and candy will be served.

May 20
True Sex Confessions Night
Comedians Dave and Ethan, The New York Times Magazine reporter Benoit Denizet-Lewis (American Voyeur), David Dickerson (House of Cards), Rae Padilla Francoeur (Free Fall, A Late in Life Love Affair), Gina Frangello (Slut Lullabies), Yona Zeldis McDonough (Breaking the Bank), comedian Ryan Paulson, Kathleen Rooney (For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs). Hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Editor, Best Sex Writing 2010, Peep Show, Bottoms Up). Free cupcakes by Baked by Melissa and chips and candy will be served.

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