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Site where you can read amateur stories and submit your own.

http://www.asstr.org/~Kristen/xmas/

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/nudesandshoes – Lovely site filled with erotic art for sale. Good pricing.

 

Germany’s Triple-X Xmas Market

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HAMBURG — Christmas markets are one of the seasonal joys of Germany.

 

From late November to Dec. 23, civic squares across the country suddenly sprout bustling fairytale villages of crafters and vendors in kitschy wooden huts, sparkling outdoor cafes and wine bars, grills of bratwurst sizzling over open fires and, of course, convivial crowds of shoppers, drinkers, eaters and gawkers.

 

But the Christmas market in the St. Pauli neighbourhood of Hamburg comes with a unique, sometimes startling sizzle that has nothing to do with bratwurst.

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St. Pauli, you see, is home to Hamburg’s once-notorious (now consumer-friendly) Reeperbahn red light district. And the local Christmas market reflects the port district’s native customs and practices in all their gaudy, salacious glory.

 

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Instead of manger scenes and salad bowls, the wooden crafts on sale tend to be hand-carved dildos. The designer chocolates are usually in the shape of various parts of the human anatomy. And the elves are likely to be exotic dancers wearing tassle-tipped pasties (for modesty’s sake, if not thermal sense) as they go about Santa’s business.

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Exotic dancer Eve Champagne and drag queen Olivia Jones — the 6-foot-2 unofficial mayor of the Reeperbahn — pose during the 2011 Santa Pauli Christmas MarketHere’s a short video clip on last year’s market from YouTube.

The combined craft fair/winter carnival/erotic supermarket is called Santa Pauli Christmas Market and it covers two blocks of open space in the middle of the Reeperbahn, sandwiched between the street that gives the area its name and the battalion of parka-clad (and legally sanctioned) prostitutes lining the sidewalk near the local police station.

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A Salvation Army youth group carries a wooden cross past street prostitutes in Hamburg’s Reeperbahn red light district where the X-rated Santa Pauli Christmas Market is held every December.

The Santa Pauli Christmas Market is not for the faint of heart, but it’s also decidedly tame compared to some of the more extreme entertainment options — from S&M clubs to bustling bordellos — offered just down the street behind closed doors.

 

There is a striptease tent set up at one end of the Christmas village, but its occupants are members of what’s dubbed an “American-style” burlesque troupe that specializes in the naughty-but-nice titillations of classic 1950s bump-and-grind routines. (Santa would be so pleased.)

 

A more ribald entertainment tent is the nearby “porno karaoke” where boisterous patrons are invited to supply running dialogue and commentary on porn movies (with the sound turned off) as they throw back glasses of glühwein (hot mulled wine — a ghastly German winter tradition) and schnapps.

 

At the other end of the market is an open-air stage where bands and cabaret acts perform nightly as bundled-up visitors crowd the outdoor bars and make themselves comfortable on all-weather sofas under heat-spewing gas torches.

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In between, the dozens of booths selling crafts, candies, novelties and other sexual (sorry, “erotic”) merchandise are relatively innocuous — certainly no more flagrant than the window displays in the sex shops lining the Reeperbahn. Even the local pro soccer team, FC St. Pauli, has a booth in the market selling fan gear.

 

Chief organizer Jochen Bohnsack, who started the Santa Pauli Christmas Market in 2006, makes a point of keeping it that way — naughty but not nasty. He even keeps out the big sex-supermarket chains (a thriving industry in Germany) so the small entrepreneur is showcased. And he also gently steers away any oblivious crafts people who don’t understand that the Santa Pauli market isn’t like most other family-oriented Christmas markets.

 

One very popular vendor hut is the WaldMichlsHoldi display selling wooden dildos handcrafted by a multi-generational family business. With more than 70 different shapes and sizes (and a variety of colours), there’s a WaldMichlsHoldi to suit every taste and inclination, patriarch Elmar Thüry says — and he says the spruce gooses finished in a non-toxic, environmentally friendly varnish are guaranteed not to splinter.

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As I said, not for the faint of heart. And not particularly Christmas-y either — except for the cutaway Santa costumes and jingle-bell pasties worn by the strippers.

 

But when in Rome, do as the Romans do. And when on the Reeperbahn in December, go to the Santa Pauli Christmas Market.

 

 

Tonight-Tueday-Jan 20 – The Erotic Literary Salon-live, plus reminder Sat. Jan 24-Art Festival

Tonight, come early for good seats to the Erotic Literary Salon – live in Philadelphia. http://theeroticsalon.com/category/press-release/

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Tommy D Naked Man (regular reader at the Salon, but fully clothed) presents: Art Festival

Poetry, Spoken-word, Stand-up Comedy, Burlesque, Open-mic for audience.

Tommy D Naked Man Poet, Sexy Naked Performer Sherry, Rachel Fogletto comedian,   + others; body painting & refreshments. $8

Saturday, January 24, 4-8

954 Space

954 N. 8th St. (1/2 block south of Girard)

917-232-4209

 

Seattle Erotic Art Festival-Call For All Entries: January 1-31

Happy Healthy Joy Filled New Year to all.

SEAF – Seattle Erotic Art Festival:

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Call for Art Opens January 1, Noon

The 2015 Seattle Erotic Art Festival Call for Art is ready to open!
www.CallForEntry.org is the new portal where we are collecting submissions.
Set up a free artist profile now and flesh out your portfolio. You can read this tutorial on using the CallForEntry.org system and follow the image guidelines carefully.
NOTE: Each submission must be accompanied by an image. (Sorry, Literary Artist’s, this means you have to upload an image, too. Don’t worry, we made this placeholder image, in the proper dimensions, just for you.)
Dates and times:
  • Call for art opens at Noon on January 1st, 2015.
  • Early bird discount available January 1st- 7th
  • Call for art closes January 31st, 2015 at 11pm PST
Fees and discounts:
  • $32 for Visual Art, Literary Art, and Installations.
  • Use the code “EarlyBird” for $10 off your submission fee if you submit by January 7th, 11pm.
  • Free for Artists residing outside of North America
  • Free for Film and Performance entries.
  • Payment for fees is to be made via Visa/Mastercard on CallForEntry.org.
  • Discount codes will be available on January 1st for Artists residing outside of North America, film and performance entries. Please email info@seattleerotic.org for codes.
More details on SeattleErotic.org.
Photo by Matt freedman.
Help spread the word!

Do you know an artist who you think should be in the Festival?
Forward this email, share on Facebook or send them to Call for Entrypage. Read about who is eligible, fees, and deadlines on our website. Remember, only artists who are 18 years old, please.
Artist Info Session – Jan. 10, 1pm

All local artists interested in learning about the submission process for the 2015 Festival are invited to attend a free informative session
on Saturday January 10th from 1pm-3pm in the FSPC Studio, located at 1608 15th Ave. W. Building B, Seattle 98119.
Sophia, our Festival Director, and a few curators will be on hand to share information and answer all your questions. View the Call for Art at CallforEntry.org.

Photo by Michael Henry.

FSPC Raffle

Support the Festival by  purchasing a $5 raffle ticket and get a chance to win some amazing prizes that are actually experiences, such as curating the art showcase for Seduction 2015!
Tickets are on sale though January 4th and the drawing will be held on January 5th. Winners must be 18 years or older. No need to be present to win.
Photo by Matt freedman.

A Black Tie Affair – March 14

Mark your calendar for our return to the lovely Steve Jensen Studio for this year’s Art Activist party.
Join us for an evening of entertainment, a silent art auction, delectable nibbles, cocktails, and mingling with Seattle’s sultriest crowd. Tickets go on sale in January.
All 2014 Art Activist Society members attend for free.
Photo by Alison Douglas.
Be an Art Activist
The Festival may not be until April, but our Art Activist Society members receive perks to Foundation and Festival events year round!
Your next exclusive Art Activist event is a brain-storming cocktail party on January 23.
Advocates, Activists and Champions receive free tickets to A Black Tie Affair in March, as well as the Festival!
About the Festival
Seattle Erotic Art Festival encourages the creation, enjoyment, and purchase of erotic art—sparking conversations to ignite personal and cultural evolutions.
The Festival is the flagship program of the nonprofit Foundation for Sex Positive Culture.
To learn more, visit our website SeattleErotic.org or write us.

Submit Your Art at CallforEntry.org NOW!

Deadlines

Call for Art opens at noon on January 1, 2015

Early bird discount available January 1 – 7 (discount code will be published by January 1. Check back here for details.)

Call for Art closes at 11:00 PM, January 31, 2015

 

Fees, General Guidelines

$32 for visual, installation, literary, and store artists

$22 after early bird discount

No fee for video/short film or performing artists

No fee to apply if you are an artist living outside of North America

Payment of a fee covers all works submitted for a category, up to the maximum allowed. For example, paying the fee for visual art allows you to submit up to 6 artworks, and paying the fee for literary art allows you to submit up to 6 literary works.

Payment for fees is to be made via Visa/Mastercard on CallForEntry.org.

Festival Store Fees

If you have paid a fee to submit visual, literary, and/or installation art, then the Store Curator will review your works and contact you if your works are accepted into the Store. Store submission fees are waived for artists who reside outside North America. For all other instances, the fee for Store submissions is $32.

We will be using CallForEntry.org to collect submissions. We encourage artists to set up a free artist profile and familiarize themselves with the website. All the information for the call will be updated on the website and the CallForEntry.org by January 1st.

Submission Limits and Formatting Rules

Visual Art: up to six (6) pieces may be submitted of any medium. Sculptors, multimedia artists, and painters are particularly encouraged to apply. Images must be included with all submissions.
Short Film: up to six (6) short films or videos may be submitted. Each submission may be up to 30 minutes in length. All video submissions must include a URL where Festival jurors can download the full film/video; no direct uploads to the Festival site will be permitted.
Installation Art: up to three (3) interactive installation proposals may be submitted. Proposals must be in PDF format; images may also be included. Proposals are introductory descriptions of your piece in as much detail as possible. Installations can be submitted as ideas, and need not be completed work at the time of submission. Some grant funding is available for installation ideas. Attachments and photos concerning an installation should be emailed to installation@seattleerotic.org.
Literary Art: up to six (6) literary pieces may be submitted — poems (up to 2 pages single-spaced), short stories (up to 1500 words, 7 pages double-spaced) and one-act plays or scripts (up to 15 pages including scene setup). PDF is the only accepted file format for literary submissions.
Performance Art: up to three (3) interactive performance proposals may be submitted. Performers 18 years old or older may submit for consideration for roaming and interactive performances, staged performance, and experimental interactive projects. Images must be included with all submissions.
Store Art: all artists 18 years old or older may submit items such as books, jewelry, cards, collectibles, etc. for consideration by the Festival Store. Artists may submit up to 6 items or groups of items to the Store, in quantities from 1 to 50 per item. Store Curator will contact accepted artists about the possibility of choosing more works for the Store than submitted.

Review image guidelines as stated on CallForEntry.org before uploading any images in your portfolio.

BE SURE TO HAVE ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION ENTERED COMPLETELY AND CORRECTLY IN THE SYSTEM AT THE TIME YOU PAY YOUR SUBMISSION FEE, AS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR ENTRY ONCE YOU FINALIZE YOUR SUBMISSION.

General Guidelines

• Artists do not need to attend the Festival to be accepted
• Artists who reside outside North America, and invited artists, do not pay a submission fee
• Artists may submit for as many Calls for Art as they wish, but note that each Call for Art has distinct requirements and may have additional submission fees
• Artists may submit work only of their own creation
• Art previously exhibited at the Festival will not be considered for the exhibition but may be considered for the Festival Store
• Only electronic entries submitted via our online entry system will be accepted. Paper, email, CD, and all other forms of entry will be discarded for any call except Short Film/Video. Do not under any circumstances send original art as your Visual, Installation, and Store entries; you will be automatically disqualified from entry and your art will not be returned
• Images must be submitted in JPEG format. Please see CallforEntry.org media guidelines for specifications.
• Any image with a watermark that obscures the image or identifies the artist will be rejected
• Unfinished art or “works in progress” will not be considered by the jury (with the exception of installation art and performance proposals)
• Incomplete or incorrect entries will not be considered after the close of a Call for Art
• Submissions may be edited up until their Call for Art closes
• After the jury review, accepted artists may make updates to details about their works via our Artist Liaison
• Our system accepts only one image per submission. You may upload a a detail photo as an attachment for 3D or installation art submissions
• Substitutions are not allowed; the art submitted must be exactly the same as any accepted, delivered art
• Artists must provide a price for each submitted piece
• Artists may use a pseudonym or professional name; legal name will be kept confidential. Please be clear during the submission process about which name is to be used publicly. The “Professional Names” you have given us will be publicly viewable in the Exhibition and in related promotions
• Submission fees are non-refundable
• Tickets and passes are non-transferable
• All artists and any models depicted in art must be 18 years old or older as of March 22, 2015
• All accepted artists who use models in photographs will be required to submit a Models Age Certification form. The completed form must be delivered with the art. The Festival will keep this information on file to comply with United States Code, Title 18, Section 2257
• For all accepted, invited, and Store art sold during or as a direct result of the Festival, the Festival receives a 40% commission fee
• The Festival reserves the right to refuse to hang any piece of art delivered

Sunday Afternooner: APIARY Staff Reading & Audience-Participation Junk/Treasure Auction

Apiary is an absolutely wonderful magazine (poetry and prose) devoted exclusively to Philadelphia writers and it is FREE. It can be read online at: http://apiarymagazine.com/read/apiary-online/

Some of the staff have read at the Salon and been featured readers.

 

Sunday, Oct 26, tomorrow, great readings from Apiary staff, below taken from fb posting:

Make merry with us, support Philly lit, AND empty your attic at our very first all-APIARY Staff Reading & Audience Auction. Bring a small item from your house you’re ready to donate — weird ceramic frog your grandma got you? Yanni CD? Margarita mix someone left after a party? — and we’ll auction it off on the spot, using the powers of poetic transformation and improv to find it a new buyer in the audience. And you might just walk away with a $5 Rembrandt (or a weird ceramic frog someone’s grandma got them). All proceeds go to our 5th anniversary Indiegogo campaign (and the leftovers will be donated). The sillier, the better, so bring it on.

AND: Poetry and fiction from Steve Burns, Warren Longmire, Mai Schwartz, Hannah McDonald, Tamara Oakman, Kareem Groomes and Lillian Dunn.

You can also get an exclusive sneak peek at the pure-fabulousnessapiarymagazine.com website revamp for which we’re raising funds!
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THE 2014 EDITION OF THE MIGHTY 215 FESTIVAL: SOUTH STREET EDITION!
OCTOBER 23-26, 2014 · PHILADELPHIA, PA

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FOR MORE: 215festival.org · @215festival on Twitter

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ABOUT THE 215 FESTIVAL: Founded in Philadelphia in 2001, The 215 Festival is a literary arts festival celebrating the written, spoken and visualized word. The 215 Festival showcases the vibrant community of literary talent in Philadelphia, and highlights the continued relevance of letters in a growing range of mediums, from books and poetry to music, film, and blogs. To help contextualize our local scene, the 215 Festival also seeks to present national and international talent. Past events include author readings, book-themed dance parties, literature-informed musical events, book fairs, literary film screenings, and blogger panel discussions. Over the years, the 215 Fest has played host to some of today’s most interesting writers, including Jonathan Lethem, Neal Pollack, Ben Greenman, Matt Klam, Amy Fusselman, John Hodgman, Legs McNeil, George Saunders, Sarah Vowell, Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides and Patti Smith among many, many others.