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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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  • Melanie D.

    A Wonderful 6th Year Anniversary Salon! So glad to be there w/ everyone!

    2 · May 23, 2014

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  • Joe B.

    A great, lively gathering tonight, with lots of laughs. Some of my faves were there, along with some new faces.

    2 · May 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was quite the experience that's for sure.

    2 · May 21, 2014

  • Michael R. B.

    Really looking forward to tonight?

    1 · May 20, 2014

    • Michael R. B.

      I meant, "I'm really forward tonight!!!!!"

      May 20, 2014

  • Michael R. B.

    I haven't been able to attend for 3 or 4 months now due to schedule conflicts but I will be there this time. Have some new work I'm looking forward to sharing as well as the usual delight in hearing others.

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Joe B.

    I'll be there next month.

    April 16, 2014

  • Melanie D.

    So glad we all fared the stormy weather to be present last evening for a lovely Spring into Salon!

    1 · April 16, 2014

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