I attended the Slut Walk rally in Las Vegas this evening. Several speakers representing various women’s organizations in the Vegas area kicked off the walk at the Erotic Heritage Museum. They truly were some of the best speakers I have heard in quite some time. They truly fired up the crowd and motivated them to rally round the slut cause. I could not actually walk the march, so I stayed at the museum. The collection of erotica is some of the finest in the world, a must see if you visit Vegas or happen to live there.
Woke up in Las Vegas, rooming with the famous erotica anthologist Rachel Kramer Bussel. We knew about each other but never met. Interesting waking up in a room with a person you don’t know. The conference looks good on paper and assuming in reality it will be most informative. Will tell all in blogs and at the next Salon, Sept. 20. Must breakfast. Please visit Rachel’s site.
I shall be departing in a few hours for Las Vegas, home of the Erotic Heritage Museum, and the Erotic Author’s Association Conference this weekend – Sex in Sin City. Add to that mix the Erotic Literary Salon – on tour, and you have one steamy evening.
One Very Steamy Las Vegas Evening.
Hello Friends of the Philadelphia Cultural Salons,
Last month saw a record attendance, over 80 people came to enjoy our featured readers Jeremy Edwards and Helia Brookes, along with over a dozen readers from the audience. I wanted the room quiet for Helia to lead a discussion on writing erotica, so I asked those not planning to listen to leave. I will not do that in the future. Discussions might take place in a corner, but all are welcomed to stay and socialize. Helia’s talk was wonderful, learned a lot about creating time to write.
Featured readers for September 20th, Robin Sampson (poet extraordinaire) will return from CT, but this time with members of the CT Poetry Performance Troupe – Shijin. This is a must see/hear. Promise, you will not be disappointed.
Tomorrow, Thursday I depart for Las Vegas to attend the Erotic Authors Association’s first annual conference. The Erotic Literary Salon – on tour will be held at the Erotic Heritage Museum, a collaboration between all three events & venues. More information at website, navigation bar “Salon on tour,” www.PhiladelphiaCulturalSalons.com. This should be an evening to remember, it is already overflowing with extra readers and Burlesque dancers.
***Reminder, I strongly encourage you to sign-up in advance to read. Please check your timing at home by reading aloud prior to presenting at the Salon. email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Several events I would like to promote.
First Person Arts: www.firstpersonarts.org. , Sept. 12, First Person StorySlam
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: http://www.drsketchy.com/branch/Philly Sept 17.
FREE event – Peek-a-Boo Burlesque Revue: http://www.peekaboorevue.com/ , Sept. 17, late nite cabaret, at the Philly Fringe Festival, Wolf Building 12th & Callowhill, Doors open 10PM (See you there, I might not recognize you so introduce yourself please.)
Cabaret Red Light: http://www.cabaretredlight.com/ check website for future events
Act II Playhouse in Ambler: www.act2.org, “Sylvia,” A love triangle between a man, his wife…and his dog! All about unconditional love. I attended last night – fabulous, just fabulous, a must see. September 6 – October 2.
Nude Poetry: http://passionalboutique.com/gallery/home.html, Oct. 2, 3-5pm, Tommy D Naked Man, Passional Gallery, 620 S. 5th, 3rd flr., stair access only, (clothing optional).
Please post information regarding the Erotic Literary Salon to various blog sites you visit. If you write for any blogs, please contact me and perhaps we can create an interesting article or interview you can post.
September’s Press Release can be viewed at www.PhiladelphiaCulturalSalons.com Check navigation bar – Live Salon Info.
***Parking lot (123-27 South 12th St. / 1140 Sansom St.) around the corner from TIME that is offering a $5 rate for the evening (enter after 5pm). Need special coupon. Follow directions at the site and print out coupon. Must pay with credit card.
Please remember, I blog almost daily. Postings usually deal with newsworthy & not so newsworthy sexual issues that include my sex-positive spin.
See you at the next Salon, please save the date, September 20th. Come early for a good seat.
Susana Mayer, Ph.D.
Founder & Host The Erotic Literary Salon