Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, Featuring Writer & Poet Kathleen Murphey along with Attendee Readers, Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Tuesday, September 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,
PCSalons@gmail.com – reserve 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, October 18. Featured reader Kathleen Murphey teaches composition and literature courses at Community College of Philadelphia. Recently she has started creating fiction trying to give voice to more empowered visions of female sexuality and other under-represented sexualities. http://www.kathleenmurphey.com
Dr. Murphey will present an excerpt from “The Frog and the Transgendered Prince” a story about Stephanie, the spoiled, awkward princess. She is given a golden ball on her sixteenth birthday which she loses in a pond, and a frog retrieves it for her on the condition that she does the frog a favor. She breaks her word and leaves the frog. The frog finds her at the castle and demands to be her companion. Slowly, Stephanie begins to talk to the frog and comes to know it as it comes to know her. Finally, Stephanie realizes that the frog must be under an enchantment, and she hopes the frog will transform into a prince, but the frog reveals that it is a she, so Stephanie chooses to be a prince to be with the frog princess. Thus the two are transformed into Stephen, the transgendered prince, and Julia, the princess.
The Adult Sex-Ed Salon is a one-hour program held prior to the Erotic Literary Salon. The attendees will create this month’s theme. They will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding 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.
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 15-20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just 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