The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring Author Olivia Glass, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, December 17.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

[masked] - reserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, Dec. 17. Olivia Glass will be reading an excerpt from her erotic novella Five Stages of Grief, which came out this year from Fleshbot Fiction. Her work has also appeared in Filament, Bend Over Magazine, and Best Women's Erotica 2012, from Cleis Press. http://oliviaglass.com/  tweet at @olivia_glass 

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.

The Talk: For Adults and Q&A will be lead by Olivia Glass,  "Letters, Lists, and Long-Distance Phone Calls: the Shape of Erotic Fiction." You don't necessarily need traditional prose to tell your erotic story. Olivia will lead a discussion on the different shapes that erotic fiction can take - and how using these forms can push your story to the next level. 

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) occasionally recites 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 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.

First-time attendee and reader 2013

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  • Melanie D.

    Louise - Your reading last night was beautiful.

    3 · December 18

  • Joanne

    missed, again! wish u we're in the N.E.! Driving into town, from the N.E. is a challenge for me!:(

    1 · December 17

    • Joe B.

      Well, unfortunately, I'm moving to Norristown at the end of the month.

      December 19

    • Joanne

      yes, unfortunate for me, however, fortunate for u!

      December 19

  • Kewan B.

    Sounds like Mr. Barron's theft was a kind of social commentary anchored in thoughts from material that's been generated already.

    1 · December 18

    • Susana M.

      Doesn't sound like you have heard Joe's pieces. Since he reads monthly using the same template, you might enjoy hearing the words that have spurred these comments. Think you'll have a huge chuckle.

      2 · December 19

    • Joe B.

      What I do is write dirty nursery rhymes. But enough about me. At Tuesday's salon, I admired John's dream piece, as well as Olivia's "Bargaining" and "Apodyopsis" by the young woman whose name I forget. The descriptions were vivid and beautifully sustained - fine examples of the kind of thing I've been trying to accomplish in my own prose. My characters are always coming too soon.

      1 · December 19

  • Kewan B.

    The true artist steals creatively? You mean like Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and other artists who blur lines convincing themselves that it is their work? NO PROPS should be given for artistic theft or theft of any kind!!

    1 · December 18

    • Joe B.

      And Melanie, let's not forget blasphemy, bestiality, and the photoshopping of women's attributes . . .

      1 · December 18

    • Nina Angela M.

      Template indeed.

      2 · December 18

  • Joe B.

    None's better at apodyopsis/Than the giant Cyclops is. / He peeks through windows stories high,/Undressing women with his eye.

    December 18

  • Melanie D.

    OK - Joe Barron - THAT was absolutely hilarious. My inner child thanks you!Original - yet copied - beyond belief!

    1 · December 17

    • Joe B.

      The true artist steals creatively. You may pick my lint anytime.

      2 · December 18

    • Susana M.

      I truly don't think there is anything 'new' in life, it is all reinvented, reworked, rethought. Joe you do it so creatively, plus your presentation is most divine.

      2 · December 18

  • Sara

    New to the group. How do you find folks ?

    1 · December 10

    • Susana M.

      Just ask me and I'll have members of this meet-up raise their hands. Everyone at the Salon is friendly and not necessarily members of this group.

      December 10

    • Melanie D.

      Put your hands in the air & wave!

      December 17

  • Val

    Although I will not be able to attend this session. I do want to wish the members of Erotic Literary Salon a very Safe and Happy Holiday Season. See you in the new year !

    3 · December 16

    • Susana M.

      You and your words will be missed. Happy Happy!

      December 16

    • Melanie D.

      Sorry we won't see you, Val. Have a very Happy Holiday, also!

      December 16

  • Nina Angela M.

    Good morning. I'm trying to log on to the web address for reserving a five minute slot for reading my work. It isn't allowing me on for some reason. Suggestion? Thank you.

    1 · December 13

    • Susana M.

      Would like to know where you are trying to log on so I can remedy. The web address is www.theEroticliterarysal­on.com Please follow the guidelines, read the ones regarding wait list. Mention if you are a first time reader. Thanks for offering to read.

      December 13

  • Melanie D.

    Please note: The Salon - for me - is truly a social sharing of intimacies, however since I work with the venue, and I participate in the open mic, it is a conflict of interest for me to "date" new guests each month. If you are interested in speaking on a more personal level, let's try dinner at TIME earlier in evening b/f an upcoming Salon to see if we want to know each other better. Contact me publicly through this Meet Up. Warmly - M.

    3 · December 11

    • Joe B.

      The guy was evidently cruising and probably never even attended a salon.

      1 · December 12

    • kim

      Joe, I think we spoke at the last one. You gave me your blog name and when I tried to find it on Google I came up empty. Please message me with the link (only if you'd like to share). Thanks.

      December 12

  • Joanne

    "Yess!" for creative....writing!:)

    2 · November 26

  • George K.

    Wow! I can't wait to be there. As a former British & American Lit major I found myself leaning more toward novels and short stories. I really should have pursued creative writing & poetry. Perhaps there's still time.

    1 · November 25

  • Nina Angela M.

    Indeed, Dr. Susana is very courageous and leads the discussions with joy, a non-judgmental light heart and passion for the genre.

    1 · November 25

    • Susana M.

      Thank you so very much for your kind words. Do introduce yourself at the next Salon, my facial memory is quite poor.

      November 25

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