Category: Events

Reminder-Tuesday-February 21-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live/Adult Sex-Ed Salon-Lonely Hearts Club

Monica Day will be the evening’s featured reader. She is the host and leader of The 300% Life: An Unusual Unconference, and it’s a dynamic, multi-sensory experience that wakes you up to your biggest life, and shows you how to live it fully, creatively, and powerfully. March 9-12 in Philadelphia. Monica is offering a special discount to the Erotic Literary Salon Community. Use code SALON300 to claim discount. http://monicaday.com/events/

Museum of Art tourism destinations

Philadelphia Museum of Art – Lonely Hearts Club:

Friday, February 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Love is a battlefield. Music, art, and theater help soothe your soul.

Art Making: Love Notes  
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Book artist Colette Fu shows you how to create your own pop-up cards. Make some love—or anti-love—themed cards to give your friends, partner, an ex, or yourself. She’ll have patterns available for all ages and levels, just come with an open heart.Silent Disco with Silent Philly 
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Silent Philly is in the house-grab some headphones and fill the galleries with song and dance.Detour: Timaree Schmit  
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sexologist Timaree Schmit believes that rational, empirically based sex-ed is the basis for social justice. View three selected works of Duchamp through the lens of sex positive feminism and sexology.
The Museum offers free, daily guided tours on a number of topics. Pick up a Today handout for more information.Musical Act: Eliza Hardy Jones  
5:45 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
Hardy is a classically trained pianist who’s recently made the leap to the electric landscape. This Philadelphia native has played with Buried Beds, Nightlands, Strand of Oaks, and Grace Potter, and has just debuted her solo album, Because Become. Tonight she plays two sets: the first one as an acoustic solo and the second one with her full band.In-Gallery performance: Revolution Shakespeare presents “Love Hurts”
6:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
What’s the only thing worse than not being in love? Being in love. Many of Shakespeare’s characters grapple with the thorniest emotion of them all and lead us to ask the eternal question: Is having a date on Saturday night really worth all the drama?

FREE Raffle-Tonight-Jan 17-Win Tickets to The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot is the first ever high energy, heart-pounding, fist pumping, laugh-out-loud “Pop Erotica” burlesque* show in the world. Up and running in over 30 cities so far, this sensational theater production takes you on a lively adventure celebrating the sexier side of life.

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Get ready to experience the world’s best performance poets, live body art models, sultry burlesque dancers, live music, comedy and the most electrified host you have ever seen. All this mixed in with today’s top 40 hits. If you have never partied from your seat, let this be the first time!

This Mardi Gras Edition: It’s all about the beads!

* Burlesque refers to performances in a variety show format. Also be ready to participate in fun games, birthday treats, and opportunities to win prizes.

* Popular destination for birthdays, bachelor(ette) parties, and large groups.

* Drinks are available for purchase. Food and novelties are available for purchase depending on the venue/city – call 347.409.7442 to inquire.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: SweetSpotNation / #SweetSpotNation

What some people are saying:

“Blessings! I celebrated my 41st birthday with you all here in Oakland back in October… I just want to say thank you for the best birthday celebration ever! See y’all in January! Merry holidays!” – Mich

“This was our very first time attending in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, November 14, 2015. We were not sure of what to expect, but it was very sexy, provocative, enlightening, and very entertaining. We will definitely attend again. Keep up the great work!!” – Tequila

“I was thoroughly entertained by the games, poets, dancer and let me NOT forget about the Comedian (Host). YEEEEEES! I’ll be back! And I’m promoting the hell out of this event. Lol..I’m telling EVERYONE that I know to go to this event when you go to their city.” – Shanita

“Sweet spot is about unlocking what lives and needs to breathe in all of us, our passion, our sexuality, and our desire and love for having fun. I was unlocked immediately upon entry to the venue. Really funny, really articulate, and really really sexy. Thank you so much.” – Dan

For more reviews go to: https://www.facebook.com/sweetspotnation/reviews

List of cities where we perform:
Albany, NY / Annapolis, MD / Atlanta, GA / Baltimore, MD / Buffalo, NY / Charlotte, NC / Fresno, CA / New York, NY / Newark, NJ / Philadelphia, PA / Oakland, CA / Rochester, NY / Sacramento, CA / Toronto, Canada / Washington, DC / New Orleans, LA / Miami, FL / Birmingham, AL / Dallas, TX / Houston, TX / Louisville, KY / San Antonio, TX / Oklahoma City, OK / Austin, TX / Silver Spring, MD / San Diego, CA / Las Vegas, NV / Los Angeles, CA / Montgomery, AL / St Louis, MO / Detroit, MI

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FAQs

What is The Sweet Spot’s refund policy?  In line with industry practice we have a “No Refund” policy.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? This event is 21+

What can/can’t I bring to the event?  Please do not bring a professional recording device.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?  Call us at 347.409.7442 or email us at info@burrowsink.com

Is my registration/ticket transferable?  Yes, your ticket is transferable to another person but not to another city/event.

Can I update my registration information?  Yes

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We prefer that you download the Eventbrite App and show your ticket on your smart phone. You may also bring a printed ticket.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?  Yes

For more information visit our website http://www.sweetspotnation.com

Tonight-Jan 17-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live-Adult Sex Ed, Unicorn Writer’s Conference

This evening I shall read excerpts from love letters written by a former president’s wife and her female lover. They exchanged 4,000 letters during the thirty years they knew each other.

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The following information was sent to me by Jan Kardys, Chairman of this conference:

You may be interested in attending Unicorn Writers Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2017, Reid Castle, Purchase, NY. This is a one day conference.

You may be interested in attending Unicorn Writers Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2017, Reid Castle, Purchase, NY. This is a one day conference.
Price: $325 includes all three meals and all workshops.

Here are the 18 editors attending:http://www.unicornwritersconference.com/editors…­

Here are the 43 agents attending:
http://www.unicornwritersconference.com/agents….­

Unicorn will have 4 AGENT PANELS with plenty of time for questions as well as our Powerpoint questions the we have already prepared. There will be two EDITOR PANELS as well. THERE ARE SIX (6) different workshops every hour.

The day starts at 7:30 (breakfast) and ends around 7:30-8:30 pm. It is an intense day.

1. ALL the agents and editors are available for 1-1 review sessions. There are different types of manuscript review sessions: 1. 40 pages and a 2 page book summary 2. Query Letter review session 3. Book Summary review session 4. Flap copy review session (Ms review sessions are $60 each, and the others are $50 each). Each 1-1 session is 30 minutes with a set appointment made in advance and you let us know who (or how many agents and/or editors you wish to meet with).

2. There are no limits on the number of review sessions you can book. At the last conference every writer signed for review sessions except for 2 people. (We will have a special database this year for scheduling 1-1 sessions). However, it is early so you can sign up and you will one of the first people to get booked. 5 people have already signed up. Each year we get sold out at this conference.

3. Yes, once they have read your 40 pages/2 page book summary in advance and you can certainly pitch them during your 30 minutes. The purpose is to get feedback and positive/negative comments – suggestions for changes.
Of course, writers have gotten their agents at Unicorn Writers Conference as per this page: http://www.unicornwritersconference.com/acclaim…­

4. there are over 100 1-1 sessions every 30 minutes. We are currently building a massive database/new system in order to handle these. You can sign up for the conference now but I won’t be scheduling these sessions for 1 month.

Reminder-Tuesday Jan 17-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, Between The Sheets-Writing & Selling Erotica w/Rachel Kramer Bussel

Come prepared to ask your anonymous sex and sexuality questions. Adult Sex-Ed is all about the attendees’ and sexologist Susana Mayer answering your questions.

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Between The Sheets a writing and selling erotica class with the famous editor and writer Rachel Kramer Bussel. Class begins February 7, online.

Rachel has read her erotica at the Erotic Literary Salon several years ago. She is definitely a person who teaches what she practices and has a most successful erotica writing and editing career.

Class Description

Let’s talk about sex.

Specifically, writing about it.

First, it ain’t easy to write. Sex itself can be awkward enough, but describing it? Without sounding like a goofball? That can be tough.

Second, there’s this whole big genre totally devoted to sex called erotica, which has turned into a dirty word among writers—especially those who think Fifty Shades of Grey is all it has to offer.

But you can write sex with a deft hand, with skill and grace, in a way that reveals character and emotion. And you’ll learn to do that in Between the Sheets with Rachel Kramer Bussel.

Rachel has been writing erotica for over 15 years, and has edited over 50 anthologies, including Hungry for More, The Big Book of Orgasms, Fast Girls, and Cheeky Spanking Stories, and is Best Bondage Erotica series editor. Her short stories have been published in over 100 anthologies, including the Best American Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, Best Gay Erotica and Best Lesbian Erotica series. For five years she ran the In The Flesh Erotic Reading Series, and has conducted readings and taught erotic writing workshops across the country.

As part of the class, you’ll receive a bibliography and market listing, and you’ll be pointed to current markets that are looking for new writing.

What This Class Covers

Week One: Erotica is Everywhere

We will define erotica and its purpose, including examples from literary fiction and erotic novels, including varying types of language and the mechanics of writing about sex, including research (no, you absolutely don’t have to have done the things you’re writing about). We’ll discuss language, voice, pace, and how to find the erotic potential in everyday situations, as well as how to overcome internal hurdles to writing erotica and answer your friends’ and families’ nosy questions.

Assignment: Students will be asked to write a prompt-driven erotic scene with particular attention to fresh imagery and avoidance of cliche.

Week Two: From Humor to Heartache: Setting the Mood

Erotica is not necessarily about shiny happy people having the best orgasms of their lives on every page (though you will find plenty of happy people enjoying their sexuality). Erotica may or may not have a traditional happy ending (pun intended). We’ll examine why humor and heartache work in erotica and how they can be used to your best advantage to add to the tension and draw of a story.

Assignment: Students will respond to story prompts incorporating humor and heartache respectively using the same set of characters.

Week Three: Motivation

Why is erotica about more than just a sex scene? How can you enhance the sex scenes in your stories by adding conflict, backstory and motivation? How does writing about characters fundamentally different from you push you to explore the genre, and what does it teach you about sexuality? We’ll explore different motivations within erotica and how they fuel the story.

Assignment: Students will explore point of view and voice in erotica by telling the same story from multiple viewpoints, and examining which voice speaks the most strongly.

Week Four: The Business of Erotica and Submitting Your Work

What are editors looking for in today’s erotica marketplace, and how can you stand out? Should you use a pseudonym? How can you extend your work beyond a single story? How much money can you expect to make from writing erotica?

Assignment: Complete a short story and submit it to a current market.

Goals Of This Class

  • Learn what erotica is (and isn’t)—and about the marketplace for erotica and erotic fiction
  • Write from various points of view, sexualities, and character types
  • Incorporate elements of pop culture, news, and everyday life into your erotica
  • Craft a complete erotic short story and submit it