Philadelphia?s Erotic Literary Salon, Unique in the English-Speaking World, Featuring- Philadelphia/NYC Actor David Barrett and NYC Actress Sara Pauley Reading from David?s ?Oedipus Rox,? A 21st Century Interpretation of the Age old Tale, Along with New Salon Erotic Readings.
Tuesday, August 18.
Wednesday, July 29, 2008
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, August 18. Part of the evening will feature ?Oedipus Rox? David Barrett?s 21st century interpretation of the age-old tale. It dissects the human condition and the fatal flaws that come with it. The scene that David will read along with NYC actress Sara Pauley is an enticing, sexually charged meeting between Oedipus, King of Thebes and Electra, daughter of Clytemnestra. They are alike in many ways, including their sexual libidos.
A Q & A session will follow the presentation.
The Erotic Literary Salon is the latest flowering of a centuries-old source of literary innovation. 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 hear and present original and favorite authors? erotic words. Past recitations, along with new works, contemporary and classic erotica are posted daily on www.TheEroticLiterarySalon.com.
Salons attract a supportive audience of 40 and more individuals, while usually 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 feature presentations include plays, music and art. Upcoming Salons will also feature published authors, writing instructors and independent publishers of erotica. Frances (aka Lily), our resident nonagenarian (92 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 F/T 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. She champions an Ageless Sex LifeTM, 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 and the intellectual, emotional and interpersonal benefits of reading and writing erotica.
The following responses were taken from an anonymous questionnaire given to Salon attendees. They were asked what they appreciated most about the event:
Safe space for all sorts of different types (of erotica)
Freedom of expression
Warmth of the audience
Variety and openness of crowd
Setting is great, involvement of audience like a real salon
Comfort level, daring!
Quality of work
Comfort of atmosphere
You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/The-Erotic-Literary-Salon/suggestion/