THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH at 8 PM
AT HUSTLER HOLLYWOOD, 8920 SUNSET BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD CA, 90069(Two blocks West of San Vicente on the South side, http://www.hustlerhollywood.com/)
Admission: Free, $10 suggested donation to RAINN
Hustler Hollywood: 310-860-9009
In honor of fall’s return, an accomplished collection of authors are ready, willing and able to attack this month’s theme of adolescence. Our storytellers are Eden Bradley (Forbidden Fruit), who has turned the world upside down with her stylish brand of erotic fiction; Janelle Brown (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything), whose work has appeared in nearly every magazine you’ve ever read; Jen Jones (Judy Blume: Fearless Storyteller For Teens), who continues to stay in touch with her teenaged self through her work; Lisa Palac (The Edge of the Bed), who helped start a revolution; and Donna George Storey (Amorous Woman), whose sexy stories are the stuff of legends. Author’s books will also be on sale.
In the Flesh: L.A. (the West coast version of In The Flesh founded by Rachel Kramer Bussel) is a monthly reading series held the last Thursday of every month at Hustler Hollywood, and features the city's best journalists, authors, scriptwriters and more offering their torrid tales for your entertainment and titillation, hosted and curated by writer/editor Carly Milne (Sexography, Hooking Up, Naked Ambition). From secret dirty confessions to unique sexual insights (and even the odd embarrassment or two), these writers get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Complimentary cookies and cupcakes are courtesy of Schmerty's. Goody bags with Hustler Hollywood treats will be raffled off. The event is free, but a suggested $10 door fee will be donated to the Rape and Incest National Network. In The Flesh: L.A. debuted in May 2008.
Eden Bradley writes dark, edgy erotic fiction. Her work has been called “elegant, intelligent and sensual.” Her debut novel, THE DARK GARDEN, has been praised as “...the most beautifully written BDSM novel ever...” The author of a number of novels, novellas and short stories, Eden writes contemporary erotic fiction for Bantam, Berkley, Harlequin Spice Briefs and Phaze Publishing, with a specialty in fetish erotica. Her books include THE DARKER SIDE OF PLEASURE, EXCLUSIVE, EXOTICA: SEVEN DAYS OF KAMA SUTRA, NINE DAYS OF ARABIAN NIGHTS, HOT NIGHTS, DARK DESIRES and her upcoming releases, FORBIDDEN FRUIT and A 21ST CENTURY COURTESAN. She has appeared on Playboy Radio’s Night Calls, and conducts workshops on writing sex. When she’s not writing smut, you can find her wandering museums, shopping for shoes and reading smut. A California native, Eden currently lives in Los Angeles. You can visit her website, http://www.edenbradley.com/, or her blog, http://www.edenbradley.blogspot.com/, or see her on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/edenbradley.
Janelle Brown is the author of the novel ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, published in May 2008 by Spiegel & Grau, as well as in a dozen other countries across the world. An essayist and journalist, her writing appears regularly in Vogue, The New York Times, Elle, Wired, Self, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. Previously, she spent five years as a senior writer at Salon, covering a diverse range of subjects – from Internet culture to the war on drugs, pop culture to style, public policy issues and the digital music movement – and began her career as a staff writer at Wired, working on seminal Web sites like HotWired and Wired News during the heydey of the dotcom boom. In the 1990’s, she was also the editor and co-founder of Maxi, an irreverent (and now, long-gone) women's pop culture magazine. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, filmmaker Greg Harrison, and their very spoiled dog, Guster.
Jen Jones is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, author, and teen at heart. With 30+ YA non-fiction books under her belt, she is especially jazzed about her most recent project—a biography of Judy Blume entitled JUDY BLUME: FEARLESS STORYTELLER FOR TEENS. Besides writing for many magazines and websites, Jen is also a writing instructor at MediaBistro, StoryStudio Chicago and Playhouse Pilates. She also recently started co-leading a creativity class entitled The Creative Dig (dig in and learn more at: http://www.creativedig.com/). Currently, she is also receiving training for life coach certification through the Coaches Training Institute. Learn more about Jen at: http://www.creative-groove.com/.
In 1998 Lisa Palac wrote a book called THE EDGE OF THE BED: HOW DIRTY PICTURES CHANGED MY LIFE. In a land before Google, she was San Francisco's Go-To Girl for a brand new configuration of sex and digital technology, creating projects with names like Cyborgasm and Future Sex. Now ten years, one marriage and two small children later, she's writing something brand, brand new.
Donna George Storey taught English in Japan and Japanese in the United States and has finally found the work of her dreams writing erotica and doing all the necessary hands-on research to bring authenticity to her fiction. Her dirty stories have appeared in over seventy journals and anthologies including DIRTY GIRLS, HE’S ON TOP, BEST AMERICAN EROTICA 2006, and several volumes of MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW EROTICA and BEST WOMEN’S EROTICA. Her even dirtier novel AMOROUS WOMAN (Neon/Orion), a semi-autobiographical tale of an American’s steamy love affair with Japan, was released in the U.S. in 2008. She currently writes a column “Cooking up a Storey” for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association about her favorite topics— delicious sex, well-crafted food, and mind-blowing writing. Read more of her work at http://www.donnageorgestorey.com/.