302 Broome St. Between Eldridge and Forsythe St.
New York City, New York

September 18th at 8 PM
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

In The Flesh dedicates a very special evening to editor Ellen Sussman’s new anthology Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. Contributors Abiola Abrams, Melinda Davis, Stacey D'Erasmo, Michael Hickins, Thorn Kief Hillsbery, Victoria Redel and Sussman read about 69, sluts, silver-balling, lotharios, foot fetish, and kissing. Hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Spanked, Dirty Girls, Rubber Sex). Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

In the Flesh is a monthly reading series hosted at the appropriately named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city's best erotic writers sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by acclaimed erotic writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel. From erotic poetry to down and dirty smut, these authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Since its debut in October 2005, In the Flesh has featured such authors as Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Valerie Frankel, Polly Frost, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Emily Scarlet Kramer of CAKE, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Edith Layton, Logan Levkoff, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Lauren Sanders, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Dana Vachon, Veronica Vera, Susan Wright, Zane and many others. The series has gotten press attention from the New York Times’s UrbanEye, Escape (Hong Kong), Flavorpill,The L Magazine, New York Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, Time Out New York, Gothamist, Nerve.com and Wonkette, and has been praised by Dr. Ruth. This is not Amanda Stern’s Happy Ending Reading Series.

Abiola Abrams is the host of BET’s The Best Short Films. A writer and filmmaker who gives motivational talks, her empowerment movement and interactive site are called the Goddess Factory. Abiola’s debut novel, Dare, a chick-lit Faust, was published by Simon & Schuster. She has a B.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from Vermont College of the Arts.

Rachel Kramer Bussel’s most recent edited anthologies include Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Dirty Girls, Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am and Best Sex Writing 2008. She is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations and wrote the popular Lusty Lady column for The Village Voice. Rachel has also written for AVN, Bust, Cosmopolitan, Gothamist, Mediabistro, Metro, New York Post, Punk Planet, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, Velvetpark and Zink. She also co-edits the cupcake blog Cupcakes Take the Cake.

Melinda Davis lives and writes in New York City and the Berkshires. Her fiction has appeared in the Quarterly, Ploughshares, and the Pushcart Prize collection. She is the author of The New Culture of Desire, published by the Free Press.

Stacey D'Erasmo is the author of the novels Tea (2000), A Seahorse Year (2004), and the forthcoming The Sky Below (2009). She is an assistant professor of writing at Columbia University.

Michael Hickins is the author of a sexy collection of stories, The Actual Adventures of Michael Missing (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991; iUniverse, 2000). His most recent work includes Blomqvist (iUniverse, 2006), a picaresque novel about faithlessness set in eleventh-century Europe, and The What Do You Know Contest. He lives in New York City.

Thorn Kief Hillsbery’s most recent novel, What We Do Is Secret, was short-listed for the 2006 Lambda Literary Award. His other novels include War Boy and the forthcoming King & Country. He is a former columnist for Outside and has written for Rolling Stone and other magazines. He lives in Manhattan, where he teaches creative writing at Columbia University.

Victoria Redel is the author of two books of poetry and three books of fiction: The Border of Truth as published in 2008. Loverboy was chosen in 2001 as a Los Angeles Times Best Book and adapted for feature film. Swoon was a finalist for the James Laughlin award.

Ellen Sussman is the editor of Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. Her anthology, Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave, became a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle best seller. She is the author of the novel On a Night Like This, also a San Francisco Chronicle best seller.

Watch the book trailer for Dirty Words here:

Official Website: http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com

Added by rachelkramerbussel on August 25, 2008