The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Features Two Presenters, Erotica Author Emerald and Musician Jonathan Pfeffer, along with attendee readers, Tuesday, July 16

Monday, June 24, 2013


[masked] - contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

[masked] - reserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max) - guidelines for reading. - blog s+x news, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, July 16. Featured reader Emerald will delight us with her special brand of erotica. Her work has been featured in anthologies published by Cleis Press, Mischief, and Logical-Lust, and she serves as an assistant newsletter editor for Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW). She blogs about sexuality, sex work, and sex worker rights from social, psychological, and spiritual perspectives at her website, The Green Light District. Samples of her work can be found at:

Jonathan Pfeffer will be the featured musician for the evening. He will perform solo classical guitar and voice; presenting anecdotes, riddles, and perhaps some group therapy.

Twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5 minute sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry. The half hour talk and Q&A will be lead by Emerald, discussing condom/safer sex depiction in erotic fiction.

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 70 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (96 years young) will recite her original erotica.

Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Talk and Q&A between 7:00-7:30 and readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students, and seniors (65+) to $8. Salon attendees must be 21.

Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon and blog.

...surprisingly comfortable....Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created....”

“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010

“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood - to the face.

Daily News, March 15, 2010

“I never knew such a life of honesty could exist. I finally found a home I can be comfortable in...this event changed my life.

Warren Katz, first time attendee and reader



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  • Melanie D.

    Thank you to all the new people who visited July Salon!

    July 26, 2013

  • Melanie D.

    Thank you to all the new people who visited July Salon!

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved it! Unfortunately, I was unable to stay until the end. I will come alone next time and stay the entire duration! I would love to read!

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Val

    OMG I forgot to thank Emerald for her pre Salon discussion ! The points of view and questions from the audience were very interesting.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Val

    Great readings tonight ....AGAIN! How does that keep happening ? Thanks to Melanie for doing the door.Susana thanks for reading and hosting .

    July 16, 2013

    • Susana M.

      Keeps happening because people like you keep coming, keep reading, keep supporting. Many, many thanks.

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to attend

    July 11, 2013

  • Melanie D.

    I will be Door Hostess for the July Salon. I look forward to seeing you all there!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Susana M.

    New Press Release for July 16th. Shall be a wonderful evening; Emerald is returning. Her stories are always most steamy.

    June 26, 2013

  • Lee F.

    Looking forward to it!

    June 24, 2013

  • Nina Angela M.

    Hello. Are we supposed to bring a sample of our work on Tuesday evening?

    June 17, 2013

    • Susana M.

      Hi Nina, welcome to the group. Please visit the website for information pertaining to reading guidelines. When you attend tomorrow you are given the opportunity to sign up early. The reading list is filled and there is a long wait list. It will be an interesting evening, as they all are. Do introduce yourself. Susana

      June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guests may come separately from me since they are coming from different parts of the city.

    May 29, 2013

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