Friday, February 17, 2006

Not comedy but indulge me anyway

And in April (the 19th), a real, live comedian, Dan Allen, is telling a true sex confession!

(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey,
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

In March, In The Flesh features several of today’s most prominent erotic writers. Laura Antoniou is beloved by the BDSM community for her ongoing Marketplace series, as well as her diverse erotic fiction and kink-oriented lectures. Debra Hyde runs the blog Pursed Lips ( and has contributed to numerous anthologies, including Leather, Lace and Lust and Best Lesbian Erotica 2006. Maxim Jakubowski, who’s edited 13 volumes of The Mammoth Book of Erotica series and written numerous erotic novels, makes a rare appearance from his home in London. Host Rachel Kramer Bussel will read her story, “Taking It All,” from the new anthology Aqua Erotica 2.

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 Village Voice sex columnist and 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. Future themed nights include true confessions, GLBT stories and erotic memoirs.

Reader Bios:

Laura Antoniou has been writing erotica for over 20 years. In addition to the Marketplace series (The Marketplace, The Slave, The Trainer, The Academy, and The Reunion), she has also authored The Catalyst and Other Tales and edited three Leatherwomen anthologies. Antoniou has also contributed to numerous collections, including Writing Below the Belt: Conversations with Erotic Authors and The Burning Pen: Sex Writers on Sex Writing. Her notorious 1995 essay, “Unsafe at Any Speed, or, Safe, Sane and Consensual, My Fanny,” was first presented at the University of Washington, and she has also been a featured speaker at Columbia University, Rutgers University, the New School, and New York University as well as at s/m and leather conferences.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York City-based author and editor. She is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations and a Contributing Editor and columnist for Penthouse and writes the Lusty Lady column for The Village Voice. Her erotic stories have appeared in over 50 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004, and she’s edited her own collections, including Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2. Rachel has also written for AVN, Bust, Metro, New York Post, Punk Planet, Time Out New York and Velvetpark.

Debra Hyde writes across orientation and tastes when she concocts her many
erotic tales. Her work has appeared in a good three dozen anthologies, most
recently in Aqua Erotica 2, Best Lesbian Erotica 2006, and Out of Control:
Hot, Trashy, Man-on-man Erotica and the extensive nonfiction collection
Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong : The Disinformation Guide to the
Extremes of Human Sexuality (and everything in between). Debra keeps the
long-running weblog, Pursed Lips, and produces the newly launched podcast,
Pursed Lips, Speaking, where she explores the intersection between sex and
Culture—and tells the occasional, real-life dirty story.

Maxim Jakubowski is a British writer and editor of the bestselling
Mammoth Books of Erotica series, which has now reached 13 volumes. He lives in
London and this will be only his 3rd ever reading in the USA. His recent books include
Life in the World of Women, Kiss Me Sadly, The State of Montana and Skin In Darkness,
which have all been reissued in recent months in America. Appearing soon are his collection
of stories Fools for Lust, his round-robin erotic novel American Casanova and, in the fall,
his latest novel Confessions of a Romantic Pornographer. He has been called by no less
than The Times ‘The King of the Erotic Thriller.’


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