Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring- “Graydancer,” reading from “Ritual of Ashes,” & Offering a “Rope Station” to participants, Along with Salon Erotic Readings from Attendees. Tuesday, November 15.
Contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière
email: PCSalons@gmail.com – reserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)
www.PhiladelphiaCulturalSalons.com – blog of all things erotica, Salon notices, guidelines.
The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15. Gray Miller, aka “Graydancer,” is an author, educator, and performer within the sex-positive community. Gray travels extensively speaking, performing, teaching, and facilitating his “GRUEs” – unique “Unconference”-style events.
Graydancer will be reading an excerpt from “Ritual of Ashes,” a piece that will be included in the upcoming cigar erotica anthology from Ravenous Romance. Based on true events, it combines two of his favorite subjects: cigar and rope. Afterwards Gray will be running a “Rope Station” where Salon participants are welcome to experience rope bondage techniques for themselves.
PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 60 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (94 years young) often recites her original erotica.
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 readers, 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.
“…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