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Press Release-Dec 15-Featured Presenter-Gifted Writer Walter Foley

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon Will Feature Gifted Writer Walter Foley, Along with Attendee Readings, Tuesday, Dec 15.


Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max) – guidelines for reading. – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.


The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, Dec 15. Walter is a collector of stories and researcher on his favorite animal: the human. Join him for a monologue on transcendence and dirty jokes. Walter has been spinning yarn and making music within the Philadelphia art scene for six years. He plays drums with Sweetbriar Rose, the Dirty Soup Blues Band, and writes a zine called Henry’s Trashcan.

Prior to Readings – Adult Sex-Ed

Topic – TBA


Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute erotica, sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.


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 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 (98 years young) will return with the warm weather to recite her original erotica/sex journals.


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. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-7:30, readings begin at 8:00. 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



Love Poem By David Whyte, Tonight-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live

Found this lovely excerpt from a love poem waiting in my in-box. Taken from, “The Sea In You: Twenty poems of requited and unrequited love,” by David Whyte.
The almost silent rain
will heal me as it falls,
as if the sound itself
were a bed where I could lay
in your arms
letting the stream
of life
go by
and easy
as I was with you
I wanted the hours
to linger on
and heaven to fall
and all the waters
of this mighty
run through me as 
my memory of you
runs on
through my
waking body
Requited or unrequited, to love is to move between homecoming and exile, between the presence and absence of our beloved as well as ourselves. In this collection, human desire pulls with the force and rhythm of a sea tide, emerging from and receding into mysteries larger than any individual life. The book begins with the reverential title poem and concludes with four works that reflect the power of place to shape revelation; the way stone and sky and birdsong can point the way home. Whether tracing the sensual devotion of bodily presence or the painful heartbreak of impermanence, the poems keep faith with love’s appearances and disappearances, and the promises we make and break on its behalf.
Tonight – The Erotic Literary Salon-Live. Doors open 6:30, come early for a good seat. Until then…

Erotica, Aural Adventures and More, Reminder-Tuesday-Nov 17 The Erotic Literary Salon-Live

Check your email – junk box, wherever the Erotic Literary Salon newsletter gets placed. It will be there this morning, Nov 11. Info on Aural adventures workshop and more “New Events.”


If you wish to subscribe send email with subscribe in subject line to:

This Tuesday, Nov 17 the Erotic Literary Salon-Live will be in Philadelphia. The press release says it all: – Hope to see you there.

If this is a style of erotica you enjoy – “What they found was not the warm, stirring seclusion of lovers, but a sterile isolation that stifled then stilled expressions voiced from hearts as it dried and wilted swelling statements from loins. Here, where there was no hope of overture, their longing to issue in concert a candid crescendo of lust disappeared.” – you can subscribe here to receive more: