So very excited. Heidi Champa has written a piece specifically for the Salon in honor of Valentine’s Day. Please don’t miss this event February 16th. If you plan to read email me and reserve a spot in advance.
Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Unique in the English-Speaking World, Featuring Popular Author Heidi Champa’s Erotica in Honor of Valentine’s Day – Along with Salon Erotic Readings from Attendees. Tuesday, February 16.
Monday, January 25, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière
email: contact@TheEroticSalon.com – reserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)
PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 40 or more individuals. Approximately half participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Lily, our resident nonagenarian (92 years young) often recites her original erotica.
The next Salon will be held Tuesday, February 16. Part of the evening will feature the well-known erotic fiction author Heidi Champa. She will be reading a story written especially for The Erotic Salon in honor of Valentine’s Day, as well as a few of her favorite pieces. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies, on various websites and in several magazines such as Bust, Good Vibrations and Filament. Find her online at heidichampa.blogspot.com for more information, free reads and news updates.
Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. The event begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10, discounted for F/T students and seniors (65+) 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/blog.
Anonymous responses from participants who were asked what they liked most about the event:
Safe space for all sorts of different types (of erotica)
Openness, support and warmth of audience
Freedom of expression, the acceptance, the humor, comfort level