The next Salon will feature erotic art I purchased while in China, 2003. Hoping you can join the expanding group of Salon attendees, over 45 folks attended last month. Enclosed is a press release, which has some testimonials of attendees attached at the bottom.
Philadelphia?s Erotic Literary Salon, Unique in the English-Speaking World, Featuring Exotic Erotic Art- Along with New Erotic Readings Tuesday, December 16.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susana Mayer, Salonni?re
email: [address removed]
PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon has launched a growing movement that is mainstreaming erotic literature?bringing its appreciation and enjoyment to adults in a comfortable and friendly environment.
The next Salon will be held Tuesday, December 16. Part of the evening will feature exotic erotic art from China.
The Erotic Literary Salon is the latest flowering of a centuries-old source of literary innovation. See: http://www.scarletmagazine.co.uk/article_sexpert_seeks_to_open_up_sex_talk_in_a_big_way-18609949.aspx
. Web research performed for the Salon indicates that it is unique in the English-speaking world as a forum where men and women gather to read their own and other?s literary erotica and join in commentary and discussion. Numerous literary and event blogs, newspapers and magazines now report on the Salon, raising the profile of erotic literature.
Monthly salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the charming entertainment venue of L?Etage, 624 S. 6th St., entrance on Bainbridge Street, just south of Center City Philadelphia. The Erotic Literary Salon allows men and women a ?safe space? to present their personal, original and favorite authors? erotic words. Past recitations, along with new works, are posted on www.TheEroticLiterarySalon.com.
Salons attract a supportive audience of 40 and more individuals, while a dozen or more authors and readers recite erotica. Salon erotic readings have included short fiction excerpts from novels -- some never before presented in public and several encouraged by best-selling authors -- poetry, and love letters/emails. There are also works in progress, and authors who encourage audience feedback to help refine their writing. Planned future presentations include drama, art, photography, graphic design, music, dance and sculpture. Upcoming Salons will also feature published authors, writing instructors and independent publishers of erotica. Lily, our resident nonagenarian (91 years young) often recites her original erotica.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. The event begins promptly at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10, discounted for full-time students and seniors (65+) to $8. Salon attendees ages 21+ are invited to recite original or favorite erotica; share distinctive authors, books, and websites; and join in friendly discussions -- all pertaining to this most intimate and human of literary genres.
Salonni?re Susana Mayer, who holds a Doctor of Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, is Philadelphia?s best-known sexologist and a specialist in challenges of the libido-- human sexual desire/arousal?and enhancement of intimacy and joy through ?outercourse?: creation of a personal eroticism. In her practice and seminars she champions Ageless SexTM, educating her clients on typical lifespan sexuality changes.
Susana created The Erotic Literary Salon for writers and readers to explore the many aspects of erotica in a community forum.?Future Salons will also discuss related topics such as: best Web sources for writing and reading erotica, where to locate English-language books on erotica in Philadelphia and elsewhere around the world, and the intellectual, emotional and interpersonal benefits of reading and writing erotica.
Read what participants have said about The Erotic Literary Salon:
?What a relaxed, fun, interesting evening. I liked the way Susana led with a relaxed seriousness without taking it all TOO seriously.?
?For all you ? who have been considering writing erotica, this is a great venue for receiving suggestions/critiques on works in progress/completed pieces.?
?The mix of "edgy' material and funny and romantic material made it feel like a real sharing- - a lot of different styles of voice were heard. I also loved the openness and the energy and the humor of everyone. It is a wonderful effort, and I hope it continues and grows. Philly needs something like this.?
?I?m halfway done writing my first novel, which best selling authors Joyce Carol Oates, D.L. Wilson, and James Gaines are praising and encouraging. But The Erotic Literary Salon provided an invaluable audience that inspired dramatic improvements of my erotic passages through its frank and supportive comments.?