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Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Unique in the English-Speaking World, Featuring Retro Erotica From Author Violet Glaze – Along with New Salon Erotic Readings from Attendees. Tuesday, March 16th.
Monday, February 22, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière 215-840-5830 email: contact@TheEroticSalon.com
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 (93 years young) often recites her original erotica.
The next Salon will be held Tuesday, March 16th. Part of the evening will feature upcoming erotic fiction author Violet Glaze. She will be reading a passage from her newest novel Will Success Spoil Pace Hammond?. A martini-drenched crawl through the glittery underbelly of gay Hollywood, circa 1957. Her first book Hotel Butterfly, an erotic novel of enchanted Japan, was described as “Like Spirited Away, only for adults” by eroticist Katrina Strauss. You can read more of her short fiction, graphic novels, film criticism and arts journalism at www.violetglaze.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