Press Release – October 15 – Heather Shayne Blakeslee – Writer, Musician, Performer

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring Writer, Musician, Performer, Heather Blakeslee, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, October 15.

Friday, September 20, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max) – guidelines for reading. – blog s+x news, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday,  Oct. 15. Heather Shayne Blakeslee will be presenting, “The Day That You Find Me is Different” a thought-experiment and meditation on the nature of desire and long-term relationships.  Told from the perspective of a modern-day Eve speaking directly to an every-man Adam, the piece explores how we see one another in relationships and how we construct our realities, often passing through each day without intention, without desire, and without knowing one another.    The fictional scenario depicted in the performance has the head of an essay and the heart of a spoken-word seduction piece, and it will be accompanied by percussion on Turkish frame drum by Walter Foley.

Rochelle Lewis will lead the ‘Talk’ offering an excerpt from the Fringe event “All the Sex I’ve Ever Had.” She was one of the featured performers in this production and will also lead the Q&A.

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5 minute sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry. The half hour talk and Q&A will be led Meghan and Gigi. They will talk about the taboo in discussing masturbation.

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 70 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (96 years young) will recite her original erotica.

Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Talk and Q&A between 7:00-7:30 and readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students, and seniors (65+) to $8. Salon attendees must be 21.

Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon and blog.


…surprisingly comfortable….Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created….”

“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010


“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood – to the face.

Daily News, March 15, 2010


“I never knew such a life of honesty could exist. I finally found a home I can be comfortable in…this event changed my life.

Warren Katz, first time attendee and reader



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