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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

March 20th and April 17th In The Flesh lineups

Speaking of In The Flesh, some upcoming lineups. Also March May 15th for more True Sex Confessions and June 19th for GLBT Night.

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
THURSDAY, MARCH 20th at 8 PM
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)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676
http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com


In The Flesh welcomes a range of authors from the sexy mysteries of Hard Case Crime authors Megan Abbott (Queenpin) and Charles Ardai (Songs of Innocence) to erotic memoirist Sebastian Horsley (Dandy in the Underworld) all the way from the UK, as well as Kevin Keck (Oedipus Wrecked, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Kevin) and Cheri Magid (contributor to Hide and Seek). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am, Best Sex Writing 2008). Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

In the Flesh is a monthly reading series hosted 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 acclaimed erotic writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel. 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. Since its debut in October 2005, In the Flesh has featured such authors as Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Valerie Frankel, Polly Frost, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Emily Scarlet Kramer of CAKE, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Edith Layton, Logan Levkoff, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Lauren Sanders, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Dana Vachon, Veronica Vera, Susan Wright, and many others. The series has gotten press attention from the New York Times’s UrbanEye, Escape (Hong Kong), Flavorpill, The L Magazine, New York Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, Time Out New York, Gothamist, Nerve.com and Wonkette, and has been praised by Dr. Ruth. This is not Amanda Stern’s Happy Ending Reading Series.



Megan Abbott is the Edgar-nominated author of the novels, Queenpin, The Song Is You and Die a Little. Her stories have appeared in Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir, Wall Street Noir, Detroit Noir and Queens Noir. Her nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2003. She is the editor of A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir, featuring original tales by 25 mystery and crime authors, which was published in December 2007.
www.meganabbott.com



Charles Ardai is the Edgar Award-winning author of the novels Little Girl Lost and Songs of Innocence ("an instant classic"--Washington Post), both written under the pen name "Richard Aleas." He is also founder and editor of Hard Case Crime, a line of paperback crime novels in the style of the sexy pulp paperbacks of the 1940s and 50s that Neal Pollack called "the best new American publisher to appear in the last decade." Also an entrepreneur, Ardai created and for seven years ran the Internet company Juno. He lives in New York with his wife, best-selling fantasy novelist Naomi Novik.
www.hardcasecrime.com



Rachel Kramer Bussel is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations, conducts interviews for Mediabistro.com, and wrote the popular Lusty Lady column for The Village Voice. Her erotic stories have been published in over 100 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, and she’s edited numerous anthologies, most recently Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am, Dirty Girls, and Best Sex Writing 2008. Rachel has also written for AVN, Bust, Cosmopolitan UK, Gothamist, Mediabistro, Metro, New York Post, Punk Planet, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York and Velvetpark.
www.rachelkramerbussel.com



Sebastian Horsley lives in Soho, London and has written for The Observer, New Statesmen, The Independent, The Times, The Spectator, The Sunday Times, The Loaded and he ran a monthly column for The Erotic Review. His memoir, Dandy in the Underworld, will be published in the United States by Harper Perennial on March 11, 2007.
sebastianhorsley.typepad.com



Kevin Keck is the author of Oedipus Wrecked, a collection of essays which features work first published on Nerve.com, and Are You There, God? It's Me, Kevin. He is also the father of three children who should be sufficiently embarrassed later in life by what he writes.
www.thekeck.com



Cheri Magid wrote a popular erotic blog and a column under various and sundry pseudonyms. She is also a playwright whose work has been seen in New York, California, Ohio, Iowa, and Michigan. Lydia, or "The Girl at the Wheel, "Cheri’s radio play about the earliest days of burlesque, aired on National Public Radio in 2001 and her short story "Yeah, We Got That," aired on Playboy Radio. She is currently writing a screenplay, The Story of D, about the real story behind the writing of The Story of O for Dan Wigutow Productions. Her short film Carnophobia is now in post.
http://www.sassybean.com/index.php/blog/article/cheri_magid_author/Marie

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
THURSDAY, APRIL 17th at 8 PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676
http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com


the cleavage and cupcakes In The Flesh logo

Logo by Molly Crabapple


A night of fabulous female authors from across the sexual spectrum (and world). Let Honey B., author of Sexcapades, seduce you before memoirists Sarah Thyre (Dark at the Roots) and Suzanne Portnoy (The Not So Invisible Woman) share their real life sex stories. Marie Lyn Bernard and Sofia Quintero, contributors to Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women, edited by In The Flesh host and curator Rachel Kramer Bussel, will read from their stories in this brand-new collection. Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Dirty Girls, Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am). Celebrate the release of Rachel’s new book Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women, which will be available for sale and signing, along with work by other contributors from Mobile Libris. Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

In the Flesh is a monthly reading series hosted 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 acclaimed erotic writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel. 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. Since its debut in October 2005, In the Flesh has featured such authors as Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Valerie Frankel, Polly Frost, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Emily Scarlet Kramer of CAKE, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Edith Layton, Logan Levkoff, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Lauren Sanders, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Dana Vachon, Veronica Vera, Susan Wright, and many others. The series has gotten press attention from the New York Times’s UrbanEye, Escape (Hong Kong), Flavorpill, The L Magazine, New York Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, Time Out New York, Gothamist, Nerve.com and Wonkette, and has been praised by Dr. Ruth. This is not Amanda Stern’s Happy Ending Reading Series.



HoneyB, HoneyB, aka Mary Morrison, is a happily single mother, a poet and lecturer and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and an Essence best-selling author. Just as every woman has an inner child, every woman also has an inner woman. The HoneyB, through her explicit writings, wants to pollinate every woman with knowledge about sexuality and self-love and her objective is to help women blossom into goddesses. Sexiness is an attitude HoneyB wants every woman to embrace and express openly. HoneyB lives and loves as much as she possibly can in Oakland, California. Sexcapades is her first erotica title. Single Husbands is the second in the HoneyB series, due out in Spring 2009.
www.marymorrison.com

Marie "Riese" Lyn Bernard is a half-Jewish, half-Midwestern Farmer's-Daughter freelance aspirant. She blogs at This Girl Called Automatic Win (marielynbernard.blogspot.com) and recaps homosexy television at Automatic Straddle (>theroadbeststraddled.blogspot.com) and for The L Word Online. Her work has appeared in The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women On Beauty, Body Image, and Other Hazards of Being Female, Best Women's Erotica 2005, Best American Erotica 2007, the Lambda Literary Award-winning Erotic Interludes 2: Stolen Moments, Marie Claire magazine, Curve Magazine, OurChart.com, Suspect Thoughts, nerve.com, Clean Sheets, Fresh Off the Vine, Conversely, Desdmona.com, and The Sarah Lawrence Review. She's currently writing a memoir about her super fascinating life on earth.
www.marielynbernard.com



Rachel Kramer Bussel is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations, conducts interviews for Mediabistro.com, and wrote the popular Lusty Lady column for The Village Voice. Her erotic stories have been published in over 100 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, and she’s edited numerous anthologies, most recently Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am, Dirty Girls, and Best Sex Writing 2008. Rachel has also written for AVN, Bust, Cosmopolitan UK, Gothamist, Mediabistro, Metro, New York Post, Punk Planet, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York and Velvetpark.
www.rachelkramerbussel.com



Suzanne Portnoy has been an entertainment publicist for twelve years. Divorced and with two children, aged 13 and 15, she is formerly from New York and now lives in London, UK. Attractive and finally a size 8 after twenty years of yo-yo dieting, she is happily single and spends her spare time writing, having sex and acting as a one-woman car pool service. She is the author of The Not So Invisible Woman and Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker: An Erotic Memoir, both published by Virgin Books.
www.suzanneportnoy.com

Sofía Quintero is the author of several novels and short stories that cross genres. Under the pen name Black Artemis, she wrote the hip hop novels Explicit Content, Picture Me Rollin’ and Burn. She is also a contributor to two other erotica collections: Juicy Mangos, an anthology of short stories by Latina writers, and Iridescence: Sensuous Shades of Lesbian Erotica.Sofía is also the author of the novel Divas Don’t Yield and contributed novellas to the “chica lit” anthologies Friday Night Chicas and Names I Call My Sister. As an activist, she co-founded Chica Luna Productions (chicaluna.com), a nonprofit organization that seeks to identify, develop and support women of color who wish to create socially conscious entertainment. She is also a founding creative partner of Sister Outsider Entertainment, a multimedia production company that aims to create edgy but quality entertainment for urban audiences. To stay in touch with Sofía and learn about her works-in-progress, public appearances and latest rants and raves by visit her at blackartemis.com, sisteroutsider.biz or myspace.com/sofiaquintero.



Sarah Thyre is the author of the memoir Dark at the Roots, which she is currently developing for television with Warner Brothers. An actress and writer, she has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, TV Funhouse, Upright Citizens Brigade, and as the gender-compromised Coach Cherry Wolf on Strangers with Candy. She has performed her own work at the UCB Theatres in New York and Los Angeles, Sit 'n' Spin at the Comedy Central Stage, and on Public Radio International. She is the voice of Mary Frances on The Mighty B!, a cartoon premiering on Nickelodeon this April. Sarah lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids.
www.sarahthyre.com

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