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Anti Pro-Life: The Assassination of Doctor Geoge Tiller and the Tweeting of the Extremist Right

Posted by invizweb on June 2, 2009

Maybe we can finally do away with the evil phrase “pro-life” after today’s murder…I meant “evil” when used by anti-abortion activists. Especially ones who are so life loving they shoot doctors. At church.Rachel Kramer Bussel (May 31, 2009).

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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:

IN THE FLESH READING SERIES
THURSDAY, MAY 21ST at 8PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
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.

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Erotic Love Letter Writing Workshop with Rachel Kramer Bussel (Feb 12, tonight at the 92Y Tribeca)

Posted by invizweb on February 12, 2009

Following from Rachel Kramer Bussel:

My 92nd Street Y Tribeca Erotic Writing Workshop 2/12

Reminder: Just in time for Valentine’s Day (though I promise not to be sappy), I’m teaching Erotic Love Letter Writing/Erotica 101 (covering both steamy love letters and publishing erotica) next Thursday, February 12th, 7-9 pm at the 92nd Street Y. You can also indulge in their special chocolate-covered cherry cocktail; it’s $12 without the cocktail, $17 with.

And I’ll be giving out free condoms (courtesy of Rachel Sarah) and selling copies of my books. Register now! (you can also show up and register same day)

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In the Flesh Returns Jan 15 8:00 PM at Happy Ending Lounge

Posted by invizweb on January 7, 2009

(C) Molly Crabapple via Rachel Kramer Bussel

(C) Molly Crabapple via Rachel Kramer Bussel

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
January 15th, 8 pm – 10 pm
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(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
http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com
With Jeff Mac (Manslations), J.L. Scott (contributor, Nerve: The First Ten Years), Cristy C. Road (author/illustrator of Bad Habits), Diana Spechler (Who By Fire), and podcaster Mia (\\\”I Want Your Sex\\\”). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Free candy and cupcakes will be served.
FREE, 21+
Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, NYC (F/V 2nd Avenue, look for pink awning)

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In the Flesh 2008 Finale This Thursday December 18, 2008 at Happy Ending Lounge LES, Manhattan

Posted by invizweb on December 16, 2008

Rachel Kramer Bussel wrote:

This Thursday True Sex Confessions Night is back!

Featuring Rachel Resnick (author of the memoir Love Junkie), Neal Boulton (editor of Bastardlife.com), Kiki T. (astrosexologist for TheFrisky.com), playwright Christen Clifford (reading from (What I Know About) My Parents’ Sex Life), and blogger Rex Sorgatz (Fimoculous.com). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Dating Drama columnist, TheFrisky.com, Editor, Best Sex Writing 2009, Spanked).
Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, NYC (B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue)
FREE, 21_

2009 dates:
January 15, February 19 (with Susie Bright!), March 19, April 16, May 21, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18

Also I\’m DESPERATE for someone to tape this. Pay is $100, which I will bump up to $125 if 2 videos can be uploaded by Monday, payment on delivery. Email me at rachelravenous@gmail.com if interested.

Go here for my Top 10 Reasons to attend:

http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com/2008/12/top-10-reasons-why-you-want-to-come-to.html

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Shill for Rachel Kramer Bussel’s new book, Spanked

Posted by invizweb on October 12, 2008

(C) Rachel Kramer Bussel

Watch the Spanked book trailer now!

Get a sneak peek at my July book Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica by reading the introduction here.Want a spanked postcard? (U.S. only) Send your mailing address to spankingantho at gmail.com

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In the Flesh returns Thursday October 16, 2008

Posted by invizweb on October 6, 2008

IN THE FLESH READING SERIES ORAL SEX NIGHT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH at 8 PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676


Celebrate the joys of giving and receiving-—head, that is-—with the first Oral Sex Night at In The Flesh Reading Series, featuring readings from host Rachel Kramer Bussel’s latest anthologies, Tasting Him and Tasting Her. Readers including Tasting Him and Her contributors Tish Andersen, Heidi Champa, Emerald, Tsaurah Litzky, Michelle Robinson and Donna George Storey (author of erotic novel Amorous Woman) as well as Daniel Maurer (author of Brocabulary) and Fiona Zedde (author of Hungry for It and A Taste for Sin, among others), who will also read oral sex-themed work. Books will be available for sale and signing. Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Free candy and cupcakes will be served. For more information about Tasting Him and Tasting Her, visit http://tastinghim.wordpress.com and http://tastingher.wordpress.com.

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, Nerve.com and Wonkette, and has been praised by Dr. Ruth. This is not Amanda Stern’s Happy Ending Reading Series.

The New York Times‘s UrbanEye says:

“Writer and host Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures to the Happy Ending lounge on the Lower East Side.”

“Take these sexy tales home and let your imaginations loose during your own read-along for two while you and your partner share your wildest sexual fantasies. This is one event that will literally knock your socks off.” — Dr. Ruth

“We’re sure Bussel will only be satisfied if you come again and again.” — Flavorpil

More from Rachel here.

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Next In The Flesh August 21st (Tommorrow, Free Event)

Posted by invizweb on August 17, 2008

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
AUGUST 21st at 8 PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(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

Summer heats up as In The Flesh celebrates the release of host Rachel Kramer Bussel’s latest anthology Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica, with readings from contributors M. David Hornbuckle, Andy Horwitz, and Madlyn March. Also featured are novelist Jessica Anya Blau (The Summer of Naked Swim Parties), comedian and playwright Julie Klausner (Wasp Cove), erotic poet Monica Day (host of A Taste of Sex) and filmmaker Tony Comstock. Copies of Spanked will be available for sale and the book trailer will be shown. Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Spanked, Rubber Sex, Dirty Girls). Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

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July 17th is the next In The Flesh!

Posted by invizweb on July 3, 2008

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
July 17th at 8 PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(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
http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com

In The Flesh features a range of authors, from erotic writers D.L. King, editor of Erotica Revealed, and Susan Wright (A Pound of Flesh) to letter lover Samara O’Shea (Note to Self, For the Lover of Letters), novelist/memoirist Scott Pomfret (Since My Last Confession, Romentics), and playwright/memoirist Rachel Shukert (Have You No Shame?). Hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Spanked, Rubber Sex, Dirty Girls). Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

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In The Flesh tomorrow (NYC Thursday June 19), cupcake journalism, new review

Posted by invizweb on June 18, 2008

From Rachel Kramer-Bussel’s Myspace Page:

In The Flesh is tomorrow! It’s our annual GLBT Erotica Night.

Upcoming dates are July 17 (Rachel Shukert and others), August 21 (readers from Spanked), September 18 (Ellen Sussman’s Dirty Words night), and October 16 (Oral Sex Erotica Night).

We got a great shoutout from Flavorpill, who said:

This month’s installment of Rachel Kramer Bussel’s In the Flesh reading series is queer-centric, but all dirty-minded page turners are welcome.

Trans advocate Cris Beam reads her entry from the anthology Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex and former MADtv writer and standup comic Bob Smith presents sections of his raunchy novel Selfish and Perverse.

..Also reading are former sex-toy tester Carly Milne, retired burlesque and drag performer Amie M. Evans, science-fiction and fantasy enthusiast Cecilia Tan, and underground scribe Charlie Vasquez. Tonight’s diverse offerings, by turns humorous and painfully honest, will definitely get your juices flowing.

And the official details: (see site for bios and more iinfo)

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
GLBT NIGHT
THURSDAY, June 19th at 8 PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676
In the Flesh Reading Series

In The Flesh’s third annual GLBT Night offers up a wide range of the queer writing, from Cris Beam reading her entry “dyke” from Ellen Sussman’s anthology Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex, to Selfish and Perverse author Bob Smith, In The Flesh: LA host and Sexography author Carly Milne, spoken word performer Aimee Herman, and erotica writers Amie M. Evans and Cecilia Tan (reading from her new collection White Flames), both based in Massachusetts, and Charlie Vazquez (Best Gay Erotica).

Hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel (editor of First-Timers, Glamour Girls: Femme/Femme Erotica, Up All Night). Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

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