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In the Flesh Featuring Passages from Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster

Posted by invizweb on May 21, 2009

Editor’s Intro:  The latest in the series of the In the Flesh reading series , hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel. This month’s reading includes passages read by Craig Yoe from his new book on Superman co-creator, Joe Shuster, Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster.

Rachel Kramer Bussel writes:

(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey,
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

May’s In The Flesh offers a mix of steamy erotica, real-life sex adventures, and an intriguing look at Superman’s fetish art. Featuring novelist Anna David (Bought, Party Girl), erotica writers Jeremy Edwards (Oysters & Chocolate) and Robin Glasser (My Life as a Concubine), memoirist Suzanne Guillette (Much to Your Chagrin), Blaise K (host, How I Learned Reading Series), and Craig Yoe (Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb, Spanked). Books will be for sale by Mobile Libris. Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

Editor’s Interlude:  A word from Rachel, Twanna A Hines, Brandy Barber, and Audacia Ray…

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, and many others. The series has gotten press attention from the New York Times‘s UrbanEye, Escape (Hong Kong), Flavorpill, Time Out New York, The L Magazine, New York magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, Gothamist, and Wonkette, and has been praised by Dr. Ruth. This is not Amanda Stern’s Happy Ending Reading Series.

Editor’s Addendum:  Speaking of which, the Siegel Shuster Society is still working to preserve the house Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel.  Please consider donating, regardelss of what you think of Superman’s character. Everyday, American landmarks ranging from the Cow Palace to the CGBG are torn down due to high maintenance costs, which allow Starbucks and WalMarts to be built in their places.  Eventually, this country will be a corporatized shell without any of its heritage intact.  On the most basic level, Superman is the story of America:  an immigrant from a very far away land, possibly orphaned like young Kal-El finds oppurtunity for greatness.

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