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

Friday, May 21, 2010

In The Flesh ending with December 2010 show

I wanted to let you all know that you have 7 more chances to catch In The Flesh Reading Series before I bring it to a close. It'll have been 5 years of amazing readers (see master list, in need of a little updating but close, here) and countless cupcakes eaten and stories told. I've loved working with Happy Ending Lounge and am cooking up some wonderful lineups.

Published authors, especially those with new books out, can contact me at rachelkramerbussel at with "In The Flesh" about booking. June and July are full (July announcement soon, we are partnering with New York Press for Media Sex Night), August and September have spots open, October is mostly full and November will probably be Comedy Sex night followed by Best Of In The Flesh, which I will handpick for the closing night.

The remaining 2010 dates are:

June 17 (GLBT)
July 15 (Media)
August 19 (Summer Sex)
September 16
October 21 (Orgasms)
November 18
December 16