The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Erotic Romance/BDSM, Ellora’s Cave Author Cris Anson Will Present Her Unique Writings, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, Sept 16.

Monday, August 25, 2014


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The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, September 16.. Cris Anson will be both featured presenter and lead The Talk: For Adults. She will discuss how her career morphed from writing erotic romance to stories centered on BDSM, and offer some personal experiences while doing hands-on research.

Cris will then read excerpts showing how these experiences were translated into scenes from her books. Anson's career began when Ellora's Cave published her first book, Dance of the Seven Veils, in January 2005. Her upcoming novella, Adam's Jewel, to be released September 26, is her 15th work with the same publisher.

Her blog is and website

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

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 65 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 (97 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, 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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  • Bob P.

    Hi Susana

    Ha ha I see that you liked my comment about being sick and unable to make the meeting. I am feeling a little better now and will certainly be up-no pun intended-for next month's meting and I will stay in touch about what we discussed since I think it needs to be discussed IE Sexuality of older couples and how to have a satisfying relationship well into the senior years(Didn't Charely Chaplain father a child in his ninties?

    September 18, 2014

  • Susana M.

    Another grand evening of uncensored words.

    3 · September 17, 2014

    • Celeste

      It would be MY pleasure!

      September 18, 2014

    • Susana M.

      Thank you thank you, I will use some of your words as part of my talk at Widener Univ. tomorrow.

      1 · September 18, 2014

  • Bob P.

    Hi-Sick in bed w/an infection-will have to pass this month


    1 · September 16, 2014

    • Melanie D.

      So sorry to hear, Bob. Feel better.

      September 16, 2014

    • Susana M.

      Feel better soon.

      September 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This evening's salon boasted the strongest group of authors I have heard yet. It was a pleasure to be a part of it.

    3 · September 17, 2014

    • Susana M.

      Every month is so very different, why you need to quit your day job and join us. :-) You definitely were an integral part of this very strong group. Thanks for sharing your great words.

      3 · September 17, 2014

  • Melanie D.

    See you at September Salon! I'm happy to welcome you to the evening.

    September 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to write more....

    3 · September 12, 2014

  • Bob P.

    Hi Susanna

    Yes, I would be interested, but it would be VERY doubtful my wife would participate for a myriad of reasons, some of which I discussed w/you.

    September 10, 2014

  • Bob P.

    I will be there as promised, now that I know what to expect. I may consider speaking in the future about putting sex into proper perspective in the context of long term relationships such as mine, having been married for 25 years, for the younger members f the group. As someone said at the last meeting, romance and eroticism never end even if pure, raw sex do

    1 · September 9, 2014

    • Susana M.

      There are several long-term couples that attend the Salon. Your words have me seriously considering an Adult Sex-Ed session regarding just your thoughts. Interested?

      1 · September 9, 2014

  • Krystle

    Susana, are there any openings for readers?

    3 · September 8, 2014

  • Jon

    I've been attending the Salon for four years both as an observer and also a reader/contributor. ALWAYS a diverse, interesting and fun filled evening, since erotica DOES make the world go around. More fun than a movie, night club and street fair all put together.

    2 · July 30, 2014

    • Jon

      Susana, sure you can quote me and you do not have to do it anonymously . I love the Salon, take responsibility for my statement and you have my permission to use my first and last names. Jon Zaks

      1 · July 30, 2014

    • Susana M.

      Thanks Jon, much appreciated. S

      July 30, 2014

  • Jon

    I've been attending the Salon for four years both as an observer and

    July 30, 2014

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