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The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featured Presenter Award Winning Philadelphia Poet, Dr. Lynn Hoffman, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Monday, September 22, 2014


[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, October 21.  Lynn Hoffman will read from Boom in Love: Love for a certain generation.

Lynn Hoffman has been a merchant seaman, teacher, chef and cab driver. He’s published three novels, The Bachelor's Cat, Philadelphia Personal and bang-BANG. He’s also written The New Short Course in Wine and The Short Course in Beer and published over 140 poems in literary journals. Lynn has won the Petracca Prize from Philadelphia Poets and he's been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Radiation Days, his memoir of a funny year with cancer was published in July 2014 to great reviews and these days, he wanders around doing a one-man show based on the experience.

The Talk: Adult Sex-Ed – TBA

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute erotica, 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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  • LJ R.

    It was OK, not what I expected

    1 · October 22, 2014

    • LJ R.

      Thank you, I appreciate that and I will come again, I have been in this group well over a year or more. There isnt much that makes me squirm, it is more about the details and taking the reader to that place for me.

      1 · October 22, 2014

    • Susana M.

      Then by all means, share your words and take us to that place.

      1 · October 22, 2014

  • Burt

    Nice to be missed. I hope that my stories have been enjoyable and will be missed too

    1 · October 21, 2014

  • Melanie D.

    Sorry I will miss Rachel Kramer Bussel, famous editor/author of erotica interviewing attendees of the Salon. I'll look for her new column in the weekly City Paper feature Oct 30.

    2 · October 20, 2014

  • Burt

    Afraid I will have to forgo everyone's titillating company next Tuesday. But next time I will read my story about a night with two groupies in a small radio station's sound booth.

    5 · October 18, 2014

  • Melanie D.

    "Noir Riot" the first anthology of "Noir Con" is now available. Thank you, Susana, and Salon for the supportive, creative environment to perform new material. From your stage to printed pages. One small poem at a time!

    2 · October 1, 2014

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