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


Contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière

email: – daily blog of all things erotica and Salon notices – 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.

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


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *