Unless some major free time opens up in my schedule (ha ha ha ha ha!) this will be the last Quickies. FREE Baked by Melissa cupcakes and HOT readers!
FREE for you on Friday!
Me hosting the last In The Flesh; photo by Anya Garrett
October 2, 7:30-8:30
QUICKIES: SHORT EROTICA
The final Quickies, in which readers have 6 minutes to wow the audience. Featuring Mark Becker, John Bredin, Lise Horton, Jamie Peck, Deb Victoroff, and Diana Vilibert. Hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Bottoms Up, Spanked, The Mile High Club). Free cupcakes from Baked by Melissa.
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, 21+ only
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676
Mark Becker was born in Montreal and raised in New York and California. His first success as a writer came as a freshman at the University of Denver when he won an essay contest and had his work published in the school's freshman English textbook. He now writes and acts for the sketch comedy troupe Camp Wayne, which performs every month at the Broadway Comedy Club in Manhattan. Mark enjoys playing tennis, riding his bicycle, and people watching in this wonderful city.
John Bredin is a teacher, writer, and activist who is currently a Professor of English at CUNY's Inwood/ Washington Heights campus. His book SLURP: Sex Life Under Reconstruction Project--currently being serialized by Oysters & Chocolate--is equal parts humorous and scholarly. It also proposes a radical new erotic theory to expand safe sexual pleasure in the world. John's essays and stories have appeared in The Filipino Express, The Hudson Current, Slow Trains, Clean Sheets, and The Brooklyn Rail.
Rachel Kramer Bussel is an author, editor, blogger and reading series host. She is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations and a former sex columnist for The Village Voice. She’s edited numerous anthologies, two of which (Up All Night and Glamour Girls) have been Lambda Literary Award finalists, most recently The Mile High Club: Plane Sex Stories, Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories, Best Sex Writing 2009, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, and Spanked. Her writing been published in publications such as Clean Sheets, Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, Huffington Post, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Tango, The Village Voice, and Time Out New York, and in over 100 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006. She has hosted In The Flesh since October 2005.
In her prior creative incarnation, Lise Horton was a former actress and award-winning cabaret performer. Having turned those appetites in another, more literary direction, she is now eagerly pursuing publication, writing deliciously steamy erotic romance in numerous genres. She is a Vice President of the NYC Chapter of RWA, and a member of Sisters In Crime NYC.
Jamie Peck is a freelance writer currently living and working in Brooklyn. She attended Columbia University, where she studied English, art history, and creative writing, wrote for the humor paper and the regular paper, and helped start Columbia's first student produced sexuality 'zine, Outlet. She has written for publications including Suicidegirls, The L Magazine, Impose Magazine, Citysearch, The New York Press, and Vice. She also enjoys bike riding, 80's prom dresses, awkward dancing, tinkering with recipes, drinking wine on her roof, and throwing house parties.
Deb Victoroff is a playwright with several well-received short plays under her belt. Her plays have been performed in Manhattan (at The Producer's Club, the Samuel French competition, and the Strawberry One Act Festival), in Brooklyn (at the Black Box Festival), at the Source Festival in Washington DC, and the First Stage in Los Angeles. Her play "Letter From a Soldier" was well received in Vancouver (a
review is here) where it was performed at the Walking Fish Festival and later at the Fringe Festival. The play also came in second (out of more than 200 submissions) in the New Works of Merit Competition out of Manhattan.
Diana Vilibert (www.diana-vilibert.com) is the web editor at Marie Claire, where she gets on her soapbox regularly to write about sex and dating for marieclaire.com. Her work has also appeared in CosmoGIRL!, nerve.com, thefrisky.com, and various other dot-coms. You can follow her quarter-life crisis at diana-vilibert.tumblr.com.