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Press Release-June 20-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Salon

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, Book Release Party for Jillinghoff’s Bedroom Rhymes by Joe B., Tuesday, June 20.

 

Thursday, May 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

 

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, June 20. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will create this month’s theme. They will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion.

 

In the featured reader’s spot, master of verse parody Joe B. will present selections from his book, Madam Jillinghoff’s Bedroom Rhymes, recently published by West Philly Press. Joe has been entertaining guests of the salon with his verse parodies since November 2013, when he stepped up to the microphone for the first time and recited “The Lay of Mary Dawkins.” Two copies of Madam Jillinghoff will also be given away to lucky ticket holders.

 

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 15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works, some read, “missed connections” and “romance” shorts from Craig’s list. The rest of the attendees come to listen, enjoy and applaud.

 

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

 

 

Celebrate Tonight 7 Years of the Erotic Literary Salon With Author IJ Miller

Tonight you will hear Wuthering Heights read with much sizzle. IJ Miller, author of Wuthering Nights the erotic version of Emily Bronte’s classic, is the featured presenter this evening. The Audio version was nominated for the 2014 Audie Award for distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

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Dr. Frances Seidman, the Salon’s nonagenarian in residence is back from snow-bird country. You do not want to miss her stories of love remembered and new love.

Chocolate kisses for all.

Please join me in celebrating 7 years of The Erotic Literary Salon.

Kama Sutra, Writing Submissions, FREE Erotica “The Spice of Life,” by Jake Furie Lapin

Enjoy the view: http://www.thekamasutra.co/a-z but promise to come back, more information below.

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And now for some Newsletter-Exclusive Hot Gossip: in January we’re re-opening our call for MILDLY EROTIC VERSE, for an expanded second edition of the anthology, and in March we’ll be looking for poems about THE HUMAN BODY. You heard it here first!

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AND FINALLY

* If you missed our Mildly Erotic Verse event at the Freud Museum a couple of weeks ago, you can listen to it hereKirsten Irving, Ruth Wiggins and Stephen Sexton all read beautifully and shared some fascinating thoughts about poetry and eroticism.

Jamie McGarry is getting married for real next week! Jamie is the publishing prodigy who runs Valley Press, which is ‘engaged’ to the Emma Press (hence the shared blog), and it is tremendously heartening that he approaches romance in the same way as he does publishing: bravely, passionately and with conviction. Congratulations to Jamie and Laura! You can read Jamie’s latest newsletter here.

* Congratulations also to Rachel Piercey and Anja Konig, for being joined not in holy matrimony but in category of prize-winning poets in the Troubadour Poetry Prize.

More: http://theemmapress.com

http://theemmapress.com/books/mildly-erotic-anthology/

The Spice of life by Jake Furie Lapin
will be FREE between the 23-27 Dec.. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQFHZM8

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The Spice of life by Jake Furie Lapin
will be FREE between the 23-27 Dec.. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQFHZM8

Tomorrow-Oct 21-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live,New Format Presented – Book Censorship

Another cycle of growth and change for the Salon, driven by the attendees. What to do when 35 people sign up to read? All good news, but demanding new format.

Reminder: Dr. Lynn Hoffman will be featured presenter: Love poems

Interesting article by one of the most outspoken Sex Therapists, Dr. Marty Klein.

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Subscribe FREE to his newsletters: http://www.martyklein.com

Banned Books Week Ends, But Censorship Doesn’t

You may not know it, but Banned Books Week just ended.

Sponsored each year by the American Library Association, National Coalition Against Censorship, and other groups, Banned Books Weekcelebrates the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information—access that is currently limited in some way in every single state.

Each year, hundreds of books and plays are banned in American schools, libraries, and theaters. Some of the most frequently-banned are classics of Western civilization, such as 1984Catch-22, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—all, coincidentally, about the dangers of following authority blindly. “Dangerous” books like these are surely banned in Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia as well.

But U.S. censors don’t simply want to keep adult books out of people’s hands; each year, the most-often banned books are wildly popular books written for children. These include Robie Harris’s It’s Perfectly Normal, the Harry Potter series, Judy Blume’s books, and this year’s “winner,” The Adventures of Captain Underpants.

It’s easy to deride the impulse to censor as the product of paranoid or repressed Right-wing minds. But the Left has a strong impulse to censor as well. Let’s look at some of the institutions of censorship championed by the Left on college campuses these days:

* Trigger warnings
Professors are being increasingly pressured to warn students of any words they may hear in lectures or read in books that “trigger” strong feelings in students, including incest, virgin, Holocaust, and yes, tornado. Predictably, some professors are whitewashing their lectures and reading lists to accommodate, rather than challenge, students’ lack of abilities to handle life. Rather than demanding personal growth, this policy will assure that such students remain victims.

* Speech codes
Most universities now have speech codes prohibiting students or anyone else on campus from saying things that hurt others’ feelings. While often described as creating a “safe campus environment,” this restricts spirited debate, makes sure students won’t be challenged, discourages anyone from learning rhetorical skills, prevents students from learning how to deal with hurt feelings, and gives the Administration the power to expel almost any student they wish.

* Challenging controversial campus lecturers or graduation speakers
The heckler’s veto is a key tool on campus these days. It is now dressed up as political speech. Condoleeza Rice withdrew from speaking at Rutgers after a student sit-in involved police and a shattered glass door. The Consul General of Israel was prevented from speaking at a San Francisco area college by a small group of pro-Palestinian students. Warren Farrell was prevented from speaking at the University of Toronto by a group of so-called feminists who misunderstood his truly feminist message—before he spoke.

Apparently none of these groups who so passionately oppose “oppression” and “privilege” see the irony in their oppressive bullying of their fellow students.

* Ignoring female students’ binge drinking 
While RAPE IS NEVER THE VICTIM’S FAULT (is that clear enough?), it is baffling that tens of thousands of college women drink to the point of incapacity weekend after weekend when this behavior is a proven risk factor for rape. It is even more baffling that anyone who mentions this is attacked as a rape apologist.

We helpfully tell each other to stay out of certain neighborhoods at night because they are dangerous (especially to women traveling alone). So why is it wrong to say “don’t deliberately get roaring drunk in certain neighborhoods at night because that’s dangerous”? Yes, of course, men need to be sternly addressed and they need to change. But at the very same time we can ask women to think about how and why they deliberately risk putting themselves in harm’s way.
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For short videos of John Waters, Whoopi Goldberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and others participating in Banned Books Week, including a wonderful clip from Dav Pilkey about what to do if you hate a certain book, click here.
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For more on campus censorship (including their devastating critique of how the U.C. Berkeley Chancellor has dishonored the Free Speech Movement), see http://www.TheFire.org.