THE EROTIC LITERARY SALON – PRESS RELEASE

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Unique in the English-Speaking World, Featuring Original Writings, Music & Performance by Cassendre Xavier-  Along with New Salon Erotic Readings from attendees. Tuesday, January 19.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière

email: contact@TheEroticSalon.com

www.TheEroticLiterarySalon.com – daily blog of all things erotica and Salon notices

www.SusanaMayer.com – professional daily blog


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, January 19. Part of the evening will feature musician, author, visual artist and actress, Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls) sharing her words and music. A true “Renaissance Negresse” a term she coined in 2002, recipient of the Leeway Foundation Transformation Award for her “work in art and change,” and founder of Philadelphia’s renowned annual Black Women’s Arts Festival. www.cassEndrExavier.com

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

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Polyamory Poetry

Polyamory – more than one love

The Polyamory poetry page:

http://www.polyamorysociety.org/poetry.html

Poems by Pablo Neruda

A sampler of Pablo Neruda poems, similar to the one below and can be found at the following site:

http://www.aspirennies.com/private/SiteBody/Romance/Poetry/Neruda/NerudaPoetry.shtml

By Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

that this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

She Writes

This is a site geared to women, everything to do with writing. I did notice some photos of men on the site, not certain how they snuck in.

http://www.shewrites.com/