Under normal circumstances we would have gathered tonight, Sept. 15 at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge) to hear wonderful erotica. The audience would have contributed to the Adult Sex-Ed section and everyone would have learned much. “Would have” is the operative term, along with “normal.” But as we all know nothing is normal these days and will “would have” become a “will meet?”
Moving forward the Salon is presently in hiatus status. I am reaching out to all who have attended in the past or are considering attending in the future. I would like you to take part in shaping the Salon’s future.
All survey’s returned by October 5 will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $25 gift certificates from Passional/Sexploritorium. Everyone filling out a survey will receive a free Salon entry pass. They will be handed out after you pay the entrance for attending your first Salon of the new year 2021.
A revised survey has been sent out today in the newsletter, (yesterday’s did not function properly.) If you did not receive a newsletter, check your junk/spam folder or perhaps you never subscribed. Send an email to email@example.com and in the subject line write: subscribe.
If you cannot find the newsletter and you have subscribed in the past, please try again. Sometimes in transcribing a handwritten email address from the Salon’s list, I get it wrong.
This month’s newsletter has important information about Shere Hite and Betty Dodson.
Please stay safe, stay healthy and stay strong!
Founder and Host, The Erotic Literary Salon
Dear Erotic Literary Salon Attendees,
The Salon is not a Salon without a certain number of readers and attendees to enjoy and applause. I’m not certain if people are not interested in erotica during these tough times, or the on-line format.
For now, the Salon will take a hiatus for the summer and hopefully to return in September. If you purchased a ticket, you will be receiving a refund through Eventbrite.
Please sign up for the Mailchimp newsletter that I send out usually bi-monthly. firstname.lastname@example.org Place this email in your contact list or you might find the newsletter in your junk file. In the newsletter you will be receiving a survey that will help me decide the best way to move forward.
Award-winning author Jeremy Edwards was to have been our featured reader this month. Please check-out his work: www.jeremyedwardserotica.com “One of the most original and amusing erotic authors around.” — Erotica Readers & Writers Association.
Hope you and those near and dear to you are safe and well.
Susana Mayer, PhD, Founder and Host, The Erotic Literary Salon
Hope you are safe, well, and ready to be inspired by some wonderful words of erotic wonder. It is not unusual for me to received emails telling me not only how much a person enjoyed the Salon, but how much they appreciate the concept.
A few typical remarks: my girlfriend finally heard the words I like to hear in bed, a spoken memoir could have been written by me, I identified with one of the stories. These statements often address sexual shame; the girlfriend who was embarrassed to speak these words, someone who felt they were different but a memoir or story confirmed they were not the “only” ones who enjoyed non-traditional behaviors.
The Salon gives many people permission to be their authentic sexual self. It helps break down the barriers of shame, which is most often the root cause of many sexual issues.
Tickets for the July 21st Salon must be purchased by the evening of July 20th, the day before the Salon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-erotic-literary-salon-tickets-110329468410?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
I will send Zoom ID and password by the evening of July 20th, if you do not receive them by the morning of Tuesday July 21st, please send me an email to: email@example.com
Award winning author, Jeremy Edwards will be the featured reader. He will also talk about his adventures researching words. jeremyedwardserotica.com
If you are interested in reading, tickets must be purchased to get on the reading list, then follow the guidelines to sign up in advance: http://theeroticsalon.com/guidelines/
Looking forward to seeing you online at the next Salon, July 21st.. (Readings 7-9pm.) Plan to stay later if you wish to mingle with attendees. May’s after party/gathering was great fun.
Dear Erotic Literary Salon Attendees,
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to cancel this month’s Salon. The Salon has always been a place where cultural diversity is welcome and politics discouraged. But I am feeling the burden of a country in chaos and find it difficult to focus on the Salon’s safe space.
During this month of shared erotic silence, I wish to honor the Black and Brown individuals who have graced the Salon with their words and applause.
Please consider contributing to an organization that helps fight racism and creates a more just society. There are many that can be found on the Internet; my personal choice is:
I have been informed they are well funded, but they have links to other organizations that need money.
I look forward to connecting with my Salon family next month, July 21st.
Please stay safe, stay healthy, stay sane.
Susana Mayer, Ph.D.
Award-winning author Jeremy Edwards
Jeremy will read his sexy prose and talk about his adventures researching words. “One of the most original and amusing erotic authors around.” — Erotica Readers & Writers Association. (jeremyedwardserotica.com)