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Press Release-June 20-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Salon

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, Book Release Party for Jillinghoff’s Bedroom Rhymes by Joe B., Tuesday, June 20.

 

Thursday, May 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

 

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, June 20. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will create this month’s theme. They will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion.

 

In the featured reader’s spot, master of verse parody Joe B. will present selections from his book, Madam Jillinghoff’s Bedroom Rhymes, recently published by West Philly Press. Joe has been entertaining guests of the salon with his verse parodies since November 2013, when he stepped up to the microphone for the first time and recited “The Lay of Mary Dawkins.” Two copies of Madam Jillinghoff will also be given away to lucky ticket holders.

 

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 15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works, some read, “missed connections” and “romance” shorts from Craig’s list. The rest of the attendees come to listen, enjoy and applaud.

 

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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at 8:30. Admission is $12, discounted for students and seniors to $10. 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

 

 

Reminder-May 16, Tuesday-Celebrate-The Erotic Literary Salon-Metro Newspaper Article.

Happy 9th year anniversary to the Erotic Literary Salon. Come and celebrate with distinguished, author, teacher, freelance photographer Aaron Vessup, also friend and expat, retired in China. Come hear some steam, learn about sex in China, and probably some other surprises as well.

Thank you to Mike Fenn, an occasional attendee of the Salon, for writing this lovely article in the Metro.

The Erotic Literary Salon celebrates 9 years of sex

Dr. Susana Mayer curates original erotica from all over the Philly area.

While there has no doubt been progress since the mid-20th century, it remains a fact that, even in 2017, expressing one’s sexual side is still seen as a taboo topic. But all hope is not lost.

On the third Tuesday evening of each month, a crowd packs the upper level of Center City’s Time Lounge. Representing all ages, walks of life, and of course sexual experience, the members of this crowd have gathered for the Erotic Literary Salon: A Verbal Sanctuary for Sexual Expression. Over the next few hours, everyone will share personal stories (both fictitious and true), thoughts, laughs, and touching moments. And on Tuesday, May 16, this one-of-a-kind safe space will mark its ninth successful year in Philadelphia.

Local sexologist Dr. Susana Mayer founded and hosts the Erotic Literary Salon. Conceived in 2008 as a way to “mainstream erotica,” the Salon has since developed into an all-inclusive, sex-focused event designed to draw together like-minded artists and attendees.

“The event has evolved to include the witnessing, acceptance and support of people and their pieces as they share not only their fantasies, but lusty confessions, sex memoirs, journals, diaries, correspondence and rants, using a variety of writing styles, some of which I didn’t even realize existed,” Mayer explains.

Each Salon kicks off with an Adult Sex-Ed Salon, where audience members will anonymously pose questions and topics for Mayer and her co-host Walter to discuss. The Salon itself follows, where both new and veteran attendees take the mic to share their personal works—and works in progress—with an appreciative and engaged audience. Fictional erotica, true tales, poetry and even stand-up comedy are all welcome at the Salon. The narratives are punctuated by “six-word sex memoirs,” which audience members anonymously fill out before the event to be read by Mayer.

A special guest usually makes an appearance as well and May 16, it will be author and educator Aaron Vessup.

http://www.metro.us/things-do/philadelphia/erotic-literary-salon-philadelphia

FREE TICKETS to DAN SAVAGE’S HUMP FILM FESTIVAL

I was approached by Dan Savage’s marketing coordinator to help promote his HUMP! Film Festival (May 12 & 13 Fringe Arts Theater, Philadelphia). She was unable to provide discount tickets as I had requested, however, she offered 2 free tickets.

I have decided to hold a contest, you can win one ticket for either the Friday 9:30pm or Sat. 5pm show. Rules will be in the Erotic Literary Salon’s newsletter to be sent out early evening, May 10, Wednesday – check your in box. If you are not subscribed, go to the right side of the Salon’s home page and press the subscribe button.

This is a fabulous event, I’ve attended in the past and unfortunately I’ll still be in Florida on my personal writing retreat until the day before our special Salon, May 16. The Erotic Literary Salon’s 9th Anniversary. An event not to be missed.

HUMP 2017 Press release

 

Press Release-May 16-Celebrate 9th Anniversary-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Salon

You’ve been attending since the beginning – you’re in love; when you have a date, or just in the mood – you know where to find your love; you attended once and can’t wait to get back – you’re falling in love; you’ve never been, you have no idea what it is, could be risqué?, (It can be, but only verbally). Please take the step or perhaps a leap for you, but honestly, you have nothing to lose but your Salon virginity.

Come help us celebrate the 9 years worth of love for the Erotic Literary Salon.

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, 9th Anniversary Celebration with Featured Reader Aaron Vessup, along with Attendee Readers and Audience Share an Evening of Edutainment, Tuesday, May 16.

 

Thursday, April 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

 

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, May 16. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will create this month’s theme. They will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion.

 

Aaron Vessup, teacher, author and freelance photographer will honor the Erotic Literary Salon with his wonderful writings, as we celebrate 9 years of creating a verbal sanctuary for sexual expression. Come and be awed by his original works steeped in erotic multiculturalism.

 

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 15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works, some read, “missed connections” and “romance” shorts from Craig’s list. The rest of the attendees come to listen, enjoy and applaud.

 

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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at 8:30. Admission is $12, discounted for students and seniors to $10. 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