Hope you are safe, well, and ready to be inspired by some wonderful words of erotic wonder. It is not unusual for me to received emails telling me not only how much a person enjoyed the Salon, but how much they appreciate the concept.
A few typical remarks: my girlfriend finally heard the words I like to hear in bed, a spoken memoir could have been written by me, I identified with one of the stories. These statements often address sexual shame; the girlfriend who was embarrassed to speak these words, someone who felt they were different but a memoir or story confirmed they were not the “only” ones who enjoyed non-traditional behaviors.
The Salon gives many people permission to be their authentic sexual self. It helps break down the barriers of shame, which is most often the root cause of many sexual issues.
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to cancel this month’s Salon. The Salon has always been a place where cultural diversity is welcome and politics discouraged. But I am feeling the burden of a country in chaos and find it difficult to focus on the Salon’s safe space.
During this month of shared erotic silence, I wish to honor the Black and Brown individuals who have graced the Salon with their words and applause.
Please consider contributing to an organization that helps fight racism and creates a more just society. There are many that can be found on the Internet; my personal choice is:
Jeremy will read his sexy prose and talk about his adventures researching words. “One of the most original and amusing erotic authors around.” — Erotica Readers & Writers Association. (jeremyedwardserotica.com)
Hope you are staying safe and healthy. Join me to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Erotic Literary Salon, plus a book launch for Emerald’s erotica: “Initiative: Tales of Erotic Boldness.”
Please tell all your friends, family, colleagues, anyone interested in steamy words, to attend the second on-line Salon on Tuesday, May 19, 7-9PM EST. Take it viral on social media, I have purchased room on Zoom to accommodate many attendees. Do a shout out to all your national and international friends who can’t attend in person because of distance.
Tonight, Nov 19, another Erotic Literary Salon filled with wonderful readings and Q & A generated by you – the audience. Do come with a curious, open mind. Think of a question pertaining to sexuality you had no one to ask. You will have a roomful of people including myself who will enjoy the back and forth of answering questions.
The lyrics and music by Michael Biello and Dan Martin, two men who have been in a glorious relationship for 40+ years. They came into my life a couple years ago when they asked if I would recreate the Erotic Literary Salon in their studio/art gallery https://biellomartin.com I along with several of the readers gave a wonderful “performance,” for design week in Philadelphia.
First Film a tour of Michael Biello’s Studio and some of his erotic art.
Annie Sprinkle song/video is from their Michael & Dan’s Amazing Queer Song Book, honoring their years together.
The Erotic Literary Salon-in print. To purchase PDF of book send email with 'PDF' in the subject line. Price: Volume 1 - $4, Volume 2 - $4, Volumes 1&2 - $7. PayPal invoice will be emailed (not necessary to be a subscriber of PayPal). Contact The Erotic Literary Salon PCSalons@gmail.com
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4 Videos Below-Readings are only recorded at the request of the presenter.
Monica Day performance/reading two poems: The Fifth Year and This is My Body for January 2013 Erotic Literary Salon
M. Dante reading SKIN dedicated to the art and inspiration of Heide Hatry for December 2013 Erotic Literary Salon
Frances' reading,“Go the Fok to Sleep”