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The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring Author IJ Miller, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, November 19.

Friday, October 18, 2013


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

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

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19. IJ Miller will read a short excerpt from his spicy novel Wuthering Nights, the erotic retelling of Emily Bronte’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights. He will also read an excerpt from his new novel: My Hot Teacher, a New Adult erotic romance about a college girl who embarks on an intense sensual journey with her professor, and must unravel all of his mysteries before she can understand what true love is.

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

The Talk Q&A is in honor of the supportive Erotic Literary Salon community and the presenters who trust them with their intimate stories. The Salon attendees have been witness to the powerful transformation readers have presented throughout the years. This talk will focus on the healing potential of writing and reading ones sex memoirs and the role the attendees play in this process.

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


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  • Joe B.

    Sorry I couldn't be there, but I've just written a verse for St. Patrick's Day I'm eager to share.

    2 · March 19, 2014

    • Susana M.

      Joe, for future the guidelines state sending email to [masked] to sign up to read. Please follow those policies. I have placed you on the list this time, but the email is more reliable and I don't want you to slip through the cracks. Thanks for offering to read.

      March 22, 2014

    • Joe B.

      Susanna, I won't be attending until May. When the time comes I'll sign up via email.

      1 · March 22, 2014

  • Ronak

    stumble upon this meet up group while searching something else on meet Out of curiosity I crashed in to Last night meet up, my first meet up for this group. I had no expectation and I went there open minded and curious, but It turned out as interesting experience. It was fun to see open minded people exchanging their thoughts and experience about sexuality and sensuality. I would defiantly recommend this meet up to anyone who is in to Erotic literacy and also to anyone who curious about it.

    1 · March 19, 2014

    • Susana M.

      I believe your wonderful attitude allowed you to be open for anything. So glad you enjoyed. Hope you return and spread the word. You might even decide to share your words someday.

      1 · March 20, 2014

    • Melanie D.

      We appreciate your review, Ronak. It was an absolute pleasure speaking with you at your entrance, and again at end of evening. Consider reading in April!

      March 20, 2014

  • Louise

    Unfortunately I have to bow out. Sorry it's last minute, but family duties.

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Melanie D.

    Thank you all for a wonderful end of winter, Salon!

    March 20, 2014

  • LJ R.

    I completely forgot :(

    1 · March 18, 2014

    • Susana M.

      Mark you calendar for next month, April 15. Hope to see you then.

      March 19, 2014

  • justyn h.

    I'll be reading tomorrow for my 25th birthday, and am really excited to share and meet everyone.

    2 · March 17, 2014

    • Louise

      Happy birthday!

      March 17, 2014

  • Allen C.

    Had a blast last one listening to good words can't wait till next time.

    2 · March 3, 2014

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