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Press Release – June 16 – NYC Writer & Performer G.W. Johnson

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon Will Feature Presenter G.W. Johnson, Accomplished Spoken Word Artist, Along with Attendee Readings, Tuesday, June 16.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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

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The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, June 16. G.W. Johnson, a New York City writer and performer will present his major work, “Mothers.” It is the story of three mothers he had in his life: the one who gave him life and two who saved it. It is also about getting caught having sex with a banana peel, and how acceptance, unconditional love and following your instincts can heal generations of pain.


Prior to Readings – Adult Sex-Ed

Topic – The Importance of Touch


Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute erotica, sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.


PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 65 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 (98 years young) will recite her original erotica/sex journals.


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. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-7:30, readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students and seniors 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.

First-time attendee and reader 2013



Celebrate Tonight 7 Years of the Erotic Literary Salon With Author IJ Miller

Tonight you will hear Wuthering Heights read with much sizzle. IJ Miller, author of Wuthering Nights the erotic version of Emily Bronte’s classic, is the featured presenter this evening. The Audio version was nominated for the 2014 Audie Award for distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.


Dr. Frances Seidman, the Salon’s nonagenarian in residence is back from snow-bird country. You do not want to miss her stories of love remembered and new love.

Chocolate kisses for all.

Please join me in celebrating 7 years of The Erotic Literary Salon.

Picasso $179 million-censored by FOX News – Tomorrow The Erotic Literary Salon-Live

Celebrate the Salon’s 7th Anniversary tomorrow, May 19,  with Withering Nights, Kisses, Frances, readings, touch talk, and more.

Censorship at its worst. I can only imagine what will become of our art museums if the nude phobic people were in charge. Nudity – sex – promiscuity – oh my!


What Masterpieces of Art History Would Look Like Censored by a Local News Station By Mark Joseph Stern and Lisa Larson-Walker


“On Monday, New York City’s Fox affiliate ran a segment about the record-breaking sale of Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger (version O), a modern masterpiece that was auctioned off for $179.35 million (including the commission paid to Christie’s). Like many of Picasso’s paintings, the work featured some female nudity, albeit of the Cubist variety—which the station decided to censor.

Inspired by the station’s expert blurring, we (Slate) decided to see what other masterpieces of art history would look like if censored by an overzealous local news channel.”


Happy 7th Anniversary-Tuesday-May 19-The Erotic Literary Salon

Happy Anniversary to the Erotic Literary Salon. A grand evening next Tuesday, May 19th.

Press Release:



“Vintage erotic art prints that depict female anatomy are delicious when tastefully done. This surreal antique botanical collage “lady garden” is composed of a strange rubyfruit jungle of exotic flowers in a delightful tropical botanical arrangement that mimics the delicate flower that is a ladies… tender undercarriage (or anatomical genitalia). I imagine this floral art print may represent the female anatomy of Mother Nature, a green alien female, a powerful Earth spirit, a fairy or elemental, or a sensual woman from Venus off some Star Trek episode. It is erotic surrealism at its finest.

“Lady Garden”, a giclée print of an original collage illustration by Marabelle Hincher.

2014 Strange Anatomy Series.

This piece has an antiqued background with a white border, but is also available in white for a more modern print look (here: And it comes in several sizes.

At the larger sizes, over a fireplace, it could be called a real “conversation piece”. It’s like, oh lord, it’s just right there in your face. A bold, ballsy design choice.

This is one of the most popular and most remarked on pieces from my recent show, “Strange Anatomy”, in which I took elements from antique illustrations 100-200 years old and re-collaged them as new imaginative anatomical images. Anatomy is a hobby of mine, as is Surrealism, so the theme blended perfectly. It’s not the only piece containing antique Botany, I have several others including one with Hellish Walnuts (Common Underworld Walnuts), one with a meaty bleeding Blood Orange, a surreal Peach, and a muscled Pear woman torso.

This piece features an anatomical “lady garden”, where the mainly tropical plants and flowers are tastefully arranged to resemble a woman’s genitalia. The pitcher plant is a particularly nice touch. It’s how I imagine the lady bits might look on a woman from Venus. There is a roman numeral in the corner. All of the pieces in this series were numbered.

Fill your eyes and enjoy, my lovely ones.”