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

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What's your favorite In The Flesh memory?

We've had over 200 amazing readers, from Susie Bright to Zane (click to see an almost complete list!) at In The Flesh, countless cupcakes, and so many wonderful treats. You can watch some of them on YouTube and the last 3 readings October 21st (Orgasm Night), November 18 (Comedy Sex), and December 16 (all star lineup, burlesque by GiGi LaFemme and 500 free cupcakes) are going to be pretty damn amazing, if I do say so myself. After that, I'm still trying to figure out what to do. Full disclosure: I love working with and hosting events at Happy Ending Lounge, am just burned out and cannot financially or energy/timewise afford to keep running a monthly event. But I do hope to do events in 2011 and beyond with the same spirit.

So I'd love to hear from you in the comments: What's your favorite In The Flesh memory?

And readers, if you'd like to give me a blurb about the series, I'd really appreciate that. You can write me at rachelkb at with "In The Flesh" in the subject. Thank you to EVERYONE who has made In The Flesh so much fun for the last five years!

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